Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nigeria's National Beauty Contest Crowns Winner


MBGN (Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria) had it's 21st pageant yesterday, March 28th, in Lagos, Nigeria. The contestants are chosen from several state-level primaries and all share the common goal of representing Nigeria in the "Miss World" pageant in 2008. This year's winner was Adaeze Igwe, from Anambra State.

The contest was established in 1986 as the former "Miss Universe Nigeria". In 2001, the MBGN winner (Agbani Darego) was the first ever Black African to be crowned Miss World.

-Wayetu Moore

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good choice by the judges! I guess the jugdes realised their mistake from last year choosing that rude munachi abii. they realise action speaks louder than voice!

Wendi Muse said...

in nigeria's history, do they tend to choose participants with lighter skin as winners? and does this winner have light skin or is it just the lighting?

just curious

Wayetu Moore said...

No, they don't. The participants and winners have a variation of skin complexions. I think she is light brown skinned, but I could be wrong since I'm only going off of the look of internet pictures. Most African beauty pageants and contestants that I have seen have had a variation of skin tones, because of course you know that black skin comes in different tones, in America as well as abroad. However, many of the countries have been severely affected by the trend of skin bleaching, so I understand the curiosity of the question.

wayetu moore said...

As a side note, I watched some Nollywood (Nigerian-Hollywood) films the other day and was thrilled to see that the complexions of the leading ladies were not European favoring, as they are here. I think that media is important in cosmetic trends. If Nollywood films were to begin casting only European-favoring Nigerians as leading ladies, then you would see that translate into their popular culture (i.e.advertisements, beauty competitions, etc.)

Wendi Muse said...

yeah...i was wondering how their beauty pageants/ideal beauty was in relation to ours
glad to know that they remember that beautiful black women come in all hues! :-)

Anonymous said...

is she mixed? she's absolutely stunning

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