December 15, 2018
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Miss Nigeria Unveils 18 Finalists….See Photos

The organisers of Miss Nigeria have unveiled the 18 ladies that will contest in the finals of the pageant.

The finalists were unveiled on Monday at an event that held at the 7 Square Restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking about the unveiling brunch and the selection of the 18 finalists, Chioma Nwigwe, the project coordinator of Miss Nigeria 2018, said: “This year’s selection though gruelling has been very rewarding. Beyond their looks, every single one of these incredible ladies brings something unique to the table and we can’t wait to see which of them wins the crown”.

Some of the celebrities and influencers present at the brunch to witness the unveiling were Don Jazzy, Mavin Records boss; Timi Dakolo, songwriter and performing artiste, Gideon Okeke, Nollywood actor; Shade Ladipo, the country director of WEConnect International; Ezinne Akudo Anyaoha, the creative director of Miss Nigeria, Mildred Ehiguese, the reigning Miss Nigeria, among others.

The 18 contestants were selected from 40 contestants who were pre-selected from the auditions held nationwide in Lagos (West), Owerri (East) and Abuja (North) in October.

The celebrities and influencers present commended the efforts of the organisation in maintaining the quality of queens that have been produced by the organisation since inception.

The grand finale of Miss Nigeria 2018 is scheduled to hold at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites on November 25, 2018.

See the 18 contestants below.

  • Name: Maryam Abdul
  • Representing: North-West zone
  • Age: 19
  • State of Origin: Kano
  • Bio: She is a 200 level student of Nursing at Bayero University, Kano. She loves traveling and hates bean pudding.

  • Name: Mercy Lagele Egede
  • Representing: South-South zone
  • Age: 23
  • State of Origin: Cross River
  • Bio: She’s a civil engineer currently serving as a basic science teacher in Port-Harcourt. She has an extraordinary singing voice, loves children, her favorite food is yam and she hates insects.

  • Name: Stephynie Agida
  • Representing: North Central/Middle Belt zone
  • Age: 22
  • State of Origin: Benue
  • Bio: She’s a final year biochemistry student at the University of Jos. She says she is a fast learner and is extremely acrophobic.

  • Name: Ijeoma Jennifer Ugwu
  • Representing: South-East zone
  • Age: 23
  • State of Origin: Enugu
  • Bio: She is a graduate of the Nigerian Law school. She loves road trips and hates insincere people.

  • Name: Abisoye Alagbe Adeola
  • Representing: South-West zone
  • Age: 23
  • State of Origin: Oyo
  • Bio: She is a graduate of Microbiology from Pune University, India. She is a fashion enthusiast and hates yam and scrambled eggs with tea.

  • Name: Remilekun Shitta
  • Representing: South-West zone
  • Age: 22
  • State of Origin: Lagos
  • Bio: She’s a creative arts graduate of the University of Lagos. She loves watching cartoons and can’t do without Junk food.

  • Name: Munirah Ameh
  • Representing: South-South zone
  • Age: 24
  • State of Origin: Edo
  • Bio: She is a program officer at the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ). She loves the colour black and can’t stand rude people.

  • Name: Ntan Sharon Nton
  • Representing: South-South zone
  • Age: Cross Rivers
  • State of Origin: 21
  • Bio: She is a final year student of Pan Atlantic University, Lagos where she studies Mass Media & Writing. She wants to be an astronaut and is obsessed with mauve.

  • Name: Tizhe Miriam Usa
  • Representing: North-East zone
  • Age: 22
  • State of Origin: Adamawa
  • Bio: She’s an accounting graduate of Bingham University and she hates macaroni.

  • Name: Oluwakemi Akinlabi
  • Representing: South-West zone
  • Age: 19
  • State of Origin: Osun
  • Bio: She is a 300 level physiology student at the University of Ilorin, she loves meeting new people and hates to dance.

  • Name: Grateful Ofomo
  • Representing: South-East zone
  • Age: 20
  • State of Origin: Imo
  • Bio: She wants to be remembered for her service to humanity

  • Name: Chidinma Leilani Aaron
  • Representing: South-East zone
  • Age: 25
  • State of Origin: Anambra
  • Bio: She graduated with Honors from Leeds City University, Ibadan, where she studied Business Administration. She is a chef and she loves mountain climbing.

  • Name: Elitz-Doris Okwudili
  • Representing: South-East zone
  • Age: 22
  • State of Origin: Enugu
  • Bio: She’s a natural resources management graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana. She is 6 ft 2, speaks Spanish and her favorite food is Abacha.

  • Name: Vivian Thomas
  • Representing: North-Centra/Middle Belt zone
  • Age: 26
  • State of Origin: Benue
  • Bio: She’s a graduate of Benue State University, studied Psychology and is good at multi-tasking.

  • Name: Unwene Kingdom
  • Representing: South-South zone
  • Age: 25
  • State of Origin: Rivers
  • Bio: She is a petroleum engineer currently serving at the Cross Rivers University of Technology. She’s very adventurous in the kitchen, loves football and hates to be tickled.

  • Name: Dunu Chisom Olivia
  • Representing: South-East
  • Age: 23
  • State of Origin: Anambra
  • Bio: She’s a Human Anatomy graduate of the University of Calabar and has worked in a mortuary as a junior mortician.

  • Name: Otubah Judith Ifunanya
  • Representing: South-East zone
  • Age: 23
  • State of Origin: Anambra
  • Bio: She is a graduate of Microbiology from the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. Irregular patterns irritate her and she loves eba & bitter leaf soup.

  • Name: Umezuruike Deborah
  • Representing: South-East zone
  • Age: 19
  • State of Origin: Abia
  • Bio: She is a 200 level mass communication student of Imo State University. She says her number one priority in life is food.

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