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Miss Universe Nigeria 2023: Meet The 37 Queens Vying For The Crown

The Miss Universe Nigeria contest is here, and the contestants are giving…

  • written by Eavesdroppr's
  • 20 min read
  • 06 Sep, 2023
Miss Universe Nigeria 2023

When it comes to pageantry, it is easy to turn it into a vanity contest, but with the Miss Universe Nigeria contest, we can tell that it's way more than that. The contest put together by the Silverbird group has just officially begun, and we can say without a doubt that all the contestants are winners in our books.

The Miss Universe Nigeria contest started its unveiling process back  in May, and  the screening took place at the Silverbird Galleria in Abuja, on August 18. The best part is the inclusivity of the contest, as the eligibility criteria allowed contestants who are single, married, single mothers, or divorced to participate. It also included slender or plus-size contestants between the ages of 18 and 28.

37 contestants from all states and the FCT were selected after the screening exercise to compete for the maiden edition of the 2023 Miss Universe Nigeria. The winner will get the chance to represent Nigeria internationally at Miss Universe later this year in El Salvador. There will also be other compensations such as brand deals, cars, and cash prizes.

Meet the beauty queens vying for the Miss Universe Nigeria Crown:

Miss Abia - Roseline Okenwa

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I want to use this big platform to talk about self-love, i mean people underestimate the power of self-love, they don’t know they can do great things once they believe in themselves.”

Miss Adamawa - Favour John

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I’m an optimistic, ambitious and authentic young woman who is driven by a profound desire to turn potential into possibilities.”

Miss Akwa Ibom - Freda-Ann Eko

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I am a woman who is determined to push herself, strongly proven by the fact that i am here today as someone who struggles with anxiety and my body image, which is something that a lot of women in today’s society struggle with, i believe this makes me more than an eligible contender for this title”

Miss Anambra - Paula Ezendu

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I am steadfast in what I believe in, I buckle down and get hard to work, and I love the country of Nigeria, and I know I can bring the crown home.”

Miss Bauchi - Oluchi Ugwu

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I’m not just a face, but I am a voice that advocates for over 20 million out of school children in Nigeria.”

Miss Bayelsa - Cassandra Mutana 

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I would be educating and advocating for mental health, focusing on self sabotage.”

Miss Benue - Doris Eyisi

Miss Universe Nigeria
“Advocating for girl child education: Together we can lift our nation Nigeria to where it belongs, which is at the top, we cannot move forward if some of us are left behind.”

Miss Borno - Chinaza Miracle

Miss Universe Nigeria
“ On a mission to consolidate hope and rescue dreams, I am on a mission to inspire self discovery one step at time.”

Miss Cross River - Louisa Jacob-Duke

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I believe that women are more than just objects of viewing pleasure and they deserve equal rights and respect.”

Miss Delta - Joy Agiagiah

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I am bold, confident, and daring. I  intend to use this platform to sensitize women on their mental health.”

Miss Ebonyi - Chimamaka Immaculate Ali

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I identify as someone that loves to grow, loves to explore, and extend myself to the world.”

Miss Edo - Cassandra Avan

“I believe that with dreams comes responsibility, and I know for a fact that I am more than ready to handle these responsibilities.” 

Miss Ekiti - Princess Agunbiade

“Why must women choose between brains and beauty when they can coexist?”

Miss Enugu - Chidinma Chijioke

“I believe my outstanding qualities lie in my genuine passion for making a positive impact.”

Miss Gombe - Chibuzor Chijioke 

'I am committed to inspiring positive change among women and young people in society.’

Miss Imo - Ugochi Ihezue

“ I cannot wait to show you all that we can achieve together.’

Miss Jigawa - Perpetual Ukadike

“I lead a team of men and women at the Girl’s Dream foundation on skill acquisition. My goal is to be a voice for women.”

Miss Kaduna - Silvia Ifebueme

“I believe all my life experiences make me who I am today but my resilience and hope through all life challenges would be what is outstanding about me.”

Miss Kano - Violet Ejiata

“I speak Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba at varying proficiency levels. I am a game changer.”

Miss Katsina - Cynthia Okoro 

“I possess empathy, and the ability to influence the next generation through knowledge and innovation.”

Miss Kebbi - Anu Toluhi

“ I have all that it takes to represent this great nation on the global stage.”

Miss Kogi - Rachel Ojeba

“I aim to represent Miss Universe Nigeria as the woman who has her goals right, is hardworking, and is extremely resilient.”

Miss Kwara - Aminat Bello 

“I would love to be a voice for the young girls and women in Nigeria, as an inspiration to those who want to make an impact and a difference in our society.”

Miss Lagos - Tofe Olagoke

“As a medical doctor, I am passionate about women’s health education in Nigeria.”

Miss Nasarawa - Nana Aisha Abubakar

“I want to use my voice to inspire others to become better versions of themselves, because I believe that beauty comes from within.”

Miss Niger - Harnet Eweka 

“I bring together passion, grace, intelligence, purpose, commitment, to drive a better world.”

Miss Ogun - Olashubomi Balogun

“I am dedicated to empowering women, and fostering young girls' education.”

Miss Ondo - Inem Shina

“I am a woman who has a vision to see more Nigerian women pursue their dreams, bring out their potential, and be more empowered.”

Miss Osun - Funmilola Oluwatoyin

“I understand the power and authority that comes with this platform, and I'm ready to use that power to advocate for equality, gender based issues, and most importantly, inspire positivity.”

Miss Oyo -  Stephanie Chinaza Okonkwo

“I have a strong desire to serve, I am an advocate of skill development formation, I have a movement named Crafting a better future.”

Miss Plateau - Sharon Chinaka

“I will represent Nigeria in the finest form, and I trust that I will bring the crown back to Nigeria.”

Miss Rivers - Nyekachi Douglas

“I think we should start making changes rather than just talking about it.” 

Miss Sokoto - Joy Oranezi

“I am a daring, beautiful, passionate woman who is ready to inspire and be inspired,”

Miss Taraba - Precious Marcus Chinah

“I’m not here for myself, I'm here to represent every single mother out there, or any mother out there who has the dream to become a beauty queen.”

Miss Yobe - Doris Okafor

“I will help to transform the minds of Africans, concerning the standards and stereotypes that are placed on African women’s beauty.”

Miss Zamfara - Sectra Okundaye

“I am dedicated, confident, and passionate about others reaching their full potential. As a registered nurse, living a healthy life is of the utmost importance to me. I created an online workbook and weekly segment called All Basis Covered Health.”

Miss Abuja - Aisha Taalia Ali

Miss Universe Nigeria
“I would love to help to create a safe space for people with health disabilities. I also want to be a role model for every young girl out there, afraid of dreaming big because you can achieve anything as long as you put your mind to it.”





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