Mebine Ayibapreye Gabriella, a model from Bayelsa state, has defeated 12 other contestants to win the 2021 Beauty of Africa International pageant Nigeria, Baip.
The grand finale for the 14th edition of one of Nigeria’s most prestigious Pageants was held on Friday, 11th June 2021 at the Dr Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The pageant which has the theme “value all women” received over 150 entries who were further screened and cut down to 12 contestants who made it to the camp where Mebine, an English and literary studies graduate of Niger Delta University eventually emerged the winner.
Other winners at the event includes, Miss Esther Ogechi Gabriel as 1st runner-up, Toluwalope Olarewaju as 2nd runner up, Abigail Effiong Mkperedem as 3rd runner up and Egunyinka Oluwatosin Alexandra as 4th runner-up.
As usual, the top three winners will represent Nigeria at the Pageants International franchised competitions like Miss International, Miss Globe and Miss Supranational respectively.
Ace comedian Gordon and Nigeria fastest rising TV compere Earniwhine were the event host, which also featured Nollywood A-list Actress Angela Okorie performed live on stage and representatives from the Bayelsa state government present.
According to the reports from the pageant judges, announced by the pageant Director, Mr Daniel Opuene, the winners were crowned based on their intellectual kneeness, leadership role among other exceptional qualities.
The pageant also has an African version with delegates from other African countries participating in it. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the second edition was staged online on 29th of April 2021. It set a new record as the first virtual pageant in Africa which gave birth to Miss Namibia as the crowned Queen.
Nigerian rapper and songwriter Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has revealed he's genuinely fulfilling his passion as he shares a throwback video, 'Soft Work'.
In the post shared on his Instagram page, Falz said the song 'Soft Work' was an artistic representation of his story when the song was released in 2016.
However, five years later, not so much has changed about him, but he cannot use the lines of the song anymore as he's more mature now.
He wrote: On this exact day, 5 years ago (July 6, 2016), I released this smash. It was an artistic representation of my story at the time. Genuinely fulfilling my passion & having so much fun while at it.
Evelyn, the widow to the late founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua, has said her husband shielded her from those who wanted to soil their name.
She stated this during on Tuesday during a service of tributes.
Joshua died on June 5, after overseeing a church function.
SCOAN had earlier announced that July 5 to July 11, would be dedicated for a series of Joshua’s ‘laying to rest’ activities.
In a tribute, Joshua’s widow, Evelyn, said that her 31 years of marriage to the late prophet was not without trials.
“For gold to become gold, it must pass through the fire,” she said.
Big Brother Naija's Cindy Okafor, has taken to social media to advise her fans, followers and loved ones on how to treat themselves.
According to the Igbo-born singer and social media influencer, people should take care of themselves first before thinking about others.
The reality star further people can drive miles to bury someone but can't cross a street to help them when they are in need.
She took to her Instagram story and wrote, "Put yourself first and take good care of you. People can drive miles to come bury you but can't cross a street to help you when you are still living"