Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, is crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021
Oluchi Madubuike, has emerged winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2021.
The beauty contest held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Thirty seven women contested for the crown but Oluchi Madubuike (Miss Abuja) was crowned winner. She will be representing Nigeria at the 2021 Miss World pageant which will take place in Puerto Rico on Dec 16, 2021.
The first runner-up is Miss Anambra, Maristella Okpala. She will represent Nigeria at the Miss Universe pageant.
Miss Abia, Adaeze Chineme, is the second runner up and will represent Nigeria at Miss Supranational.
Miss Bayelsa, Mercy Jessica Odjugo, is the third runner-up. She is MBGN Tourism.
Miss Bauchi, Lydia Okojie, the fourth runner-up, is MBGN ECOWAS.
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria – also abbreviated as MBGN – is a pageant organized by Silverbird Group with the main purpose of sending representatives to international competitions.
Originally known as Miss Universe Nigeria, it was renamed Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria after news publishers Daily Times lost their license to send delegates from rival contest Miss Nigeria to Miss World.
Former publisher Ben Murray-Bruce ventured into show business after his magazine Silverbird flopped.
He took a loan of N200,000 from his father which he used to organize a number of successful concerts which saw artists like Shalamar and Kool and the Gang to perform in Nigeria, after which he promoted a new pageant known as Miss Universe Nigeria in 1983 (Omololu Ojehomon was crowned in 1984, but never competed in Miss Universe).
Murray-Bruce’s pageant only gained public attention after Miss Nigeria Universe etamorphosed into Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1986, and its first winner was model Lynda Chuba.
MBGN’s biggest achievement was in 2001 when Computer Science and Mathematics student Agbani Darego became the first native Sub-Saharan to clinch the Miss World title and the first Nigerian in the top ten at Miss Universe.