The Miss Nigeria pageant has unveiled 18 finalists to vie for the grand prize of its 44th edition.


The unveiling, which united brand executives, journalists, and entertainment personalities, was held on Sunday in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Miss Nigeria is an annual pageant showcasing the positive attributes of Nigerian women.

The winner is expected to portray exemplary qualities and serve as a role model for young women in the country.


The pageant, the organisers said, will hold on December 17 at the Landmark Convention Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The winner will walk away with N10 million as well as a one-year residency in a luxury apartment.

The grand prize also includes a brand new car coupled with lucrative brand ambassadorship opportunities.


Speaking at the unveiling, Ezinne Akudo, the creative director of Miss Nigeria, said: “Forty girls made videos of themselves talking about why they wanted to be Miss Nigeria.

“Based on the engagements, which was 20 percent on social media and 80 percent from the scores of the physical auditions. we were able to choose 21 girls that we invited to Lagos for a boot camp.

“Two days after, the girls were asked to do a presentation on strategies to deepen menstrual health. Out of 21 contestants, three with the lowest scores were evicted. We’re left with our 18 finalists who will be at the finale.”

Meet the finalists below:

Anthonia Ayomide Domingo, representing the south-west geopolitical zone, is a graduate of international relations and social works.
Chidinma Jane, representing the south-south region is a 22-year-old 4th-year medical student.  She loves traveling and has visited 14 countries.
Adolph Chinonyerem Jennifer, representing the South-East Zone is a graduate of History and International Relations. She is passionate about ending child labour in Nigeria.
Abubakar Halima Yahaya, representing the north-east geopolitical zone is a 25-year-old pharmacist, mental health advocate, and writer from Bauchi state.
Jemimah Ugiagbe, representing the south-south region is a 26-year-old graduate who specializes in early childhood education.
Karina Oguara, representing the south-south geopolitical zone is a 22-year-old graduate of international relations. She is passionate about helping vulnerable children in Nigeria.
Kasarachi Okoro, representing the north-west zone is a business administration student. She is passionate about pushing for positive mentorship and motivation of young girls.
Nghargbu Kunkwle Grace, representing is a 26-year-old DJ and graduate of Mass Communication.
Malate Adamu, representing the north-east Zone is an undergraduate studying Law at the University of Maiduguri, Borno state.
Moyato Ogundiran, represents the South-west geopolitical zone.  She is and has a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She is a prolific writer and is very passionate about mental health.
Nicole Ikot, representing the south-south geopolitical zone is a 21-year-old graduate of international relations and diplomacy.
Oluwadamilola Faith Akindolire, representing the south-west, is a 22 years old graduate of Chemistry from Ondo state. She is passionate about creating awareness on sexual exploitation.
Opaluwa Emidowo-Ojo, north-central, is a software engineer, aesthetician, technical writer, and industrial chemist. She is a proponent against sexual and gender-based violence via media advocacy.
Shatu Garko, representing the north-west region. An 18-year-old Hijab model who loves riding horses and sleeping.  Looks to prove religion and culture are not barriers to achieving dreams.
Sheerah Bala, representing the north-west region is a graduate of Mass Communication. Passionate about improving the lives of children living with disabilities.
Sylvia Ibe, representing the southeast zone is a student and an entrepreneur. Runs a clothing line food business. Passionate about mental health and suicide prevention in young adults.
Uche Udezue, representing the southeast zone is a 24-year-old, a graduate of Caritas University. She is ambitious, goal-driven, and committed to whatever she puts her mind on.
Ugonna Chigozie Eronini, representing south-east, is a 23-year-old graduate of information management technology. Passionate about children and the financial empowerment of women.

Copyright 2022 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.

Follow us on twitter @Thecablestyle