Ben December 20, 2016
On Monday, December 19, 2016, Miss Nigeria 2016 winner was crowned. Guess who? Well, this year’s Miss Nigeria is no other than Miss Chioma Obiadi Stephanie representing Anambra state. miss nigeria 2016 winner Miss Anambra was crowned at the 40th edition of Miss Nigeria 2016 beauty pageant held at Eko Hotel Lagos. yesterday by the outgoing Miss Nigeria, Queen Leesi Peter-Vigboro. The new beauty queen beat 37 other contestants to grab the coveted prize and tittle. Miss Chioma cruised home with a brand new car courtesy of Studio 24 and all expense paid trip to France courtesy, Air France. miss nigeria 2016 winner The crowned queen had recently represented Nigeria at the 2016 Miss Earth beauty pageant. Meanwhile, Miss Nigeria 2016 judges include Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Kunle Afolayan, Debola Williams, Mai Atafo and Chioma Ude, Betty Irabor, Yemi Keri, Ezinne Akudo, Binta Sukai, Lanre da Silva, Muktar Daniyan, Biola Afolabi, Adejumoke Adenowo, Funke Egbemode, Adaobi Nwakuche, Dupe Olusola. miss nigeria 2016 winner The beauty pageant -Miss Nigeria is an annual pageant show which showcases positive attributes of Nigerian women and awards university scholarships. The winner portrays exemplary qualities and serves as a role model for young women in the country. The pageant is currently organized by Daily Times Nigeria.

Difference between Miss Nigeria and MBGN

There has been confusion as to whether MBGN is the same as Miss Nigeria. Well, for the records, MBGN focuses mainly on physical attributes while Miss Nigeria promotes a wholesome girl-next-door image, combining vintage glamor with modern elegance. The Miss Nigeria swimsuit competition was scrapped but this feature remains popular at MBGN where contestants now wear bikinis. For MBGN winners, they automatically become representatives at international pageants while Miss Nigeria acts as a cultural ambassador.

Miss Nigeria 2016 Winner And Past Winners

Grace Oyelude (1957 )Northern Region Helen Anyamaeluna(1958) Eastern Region Nene Etule (1959) N/A Rosemary Anieze also known as “Miss Independence” (1960) Mid-Western Region Clara Emefiena (1961) Yemi Idowu (1962) Western Region Gina Onyejiaka (1963) Eastern Region Alice Aleebe (1963) Edna Park (1964) Mid-Western Region Anna Eboweime(1965 )Mid-Western Region Rosaline Balogun(1967) Western State Foluke Ogundipe(1968 ) Western State Stella Owivri (1970) Lagos Victoria Bamidele (1972) Lagos Toyin Monney (1977) Lagos Irene Omagbemi (1978 ) Lagos Helen Prest (1979) Syster Jack (1980) Rivers Tokunbo Onanuga (1981 dethroned) Lagos Rita Martins(1982) Lagos Cynthia Oronsaye(1984) Lagos Rosemary Okeke (1985) Imo Rita Anuku (1986) Bendel Stella Okoye (1987) Imo Wunmi Adebowale (1988) Lagos Binta Sukai (1990) Kaduna Bibiana Ohio (1991) Lagos Janet Fateye (1993) Lagos Clara Ojo (1994) Edo Regina Nwabunar (1998) Abia Vien Tetsola (2000) also known as the “Millennium Queen” Delta Valerie Peterside (2001 a dethroned) Rivers Amina Ekpo ( 2001 b replaced Peterside) Akwa Ibom Sylvia Edem. ( 2002) Cross River Nwando Okwuosa (2003) Anambra Ene Lawani (2004) Benue Damilola Agbajor (2010) Delta Feyijimi Sodipo (2011) Ogun Akudo Anyaoha (2013 ) Imo Pamela Lessi (2015) Cross River Miss Nigeria 2016 Winner is Chioma Obiadi Stephanie from Anambra state.

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