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Meet The 37 Contestants Selected For The 2023 Miss Universe Nigeria Pageant



The 37 contestants from the different states across the country selected to compete for the maiden edition of the Miss Universe Nigeria 2023 have been unveiled.

The physical screening was held on August 18, 2023, at the Silverbird Galleria in Abuja.

The selection panel included award-winning international journalist and TV personality Keturah King, entrepreneur and public speaker Kiki Chiori, and Bridget Chigbufue, an award-winning presenter, host, digital and media strategist.

This year’s Miss Universe Nigeria pageant is a spin-off from Silverbird Communications’ famous Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) contest.


At the official media unveiling in May 2023, Guy Murray-Bruce, President of Silverbird Group, said that the Miss Universe Nigeria contest for the first time would take on an entirely different style and format from its mother body – Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) and become two separate and independent entities.

The winner who will be crowned on September 10 by reigning queen Hannah Iribhogbe, will compete in Miss Universe 2023 in November.

See the full list of the 37 contestants below.

1. Miss Abia – Roseline Okenwa
2. Miss Abuja – Aisha Taalia Ali
3. Miss Adamawa – Favour John
4. Miss Akwa Ibom – Freda-Ann Eko
5. Miss Anambra – Paula Ezendu
6. Miss Bauchi – Oluchi Ugwu
7. Miss Bayelsa – Boma Dokubo
8. Miss Benue – Doris Eyisi
9. Miss Borno – Chinaza Miracle
10. Miss Cross River – Louisa Jacob-Duke
11. Miss Delta – Joy Agiagiah
12. Miss Ebonyi – Chimamaka Immaculate Ali
13. Miss Edo – Cassandra Avan
14. Miss Ekiti – Princess Agunbiade
15. Miss Enugu – Chidinma Chijioke
16. Miss Gombe – Chibuzor Chijioke
17. Miss Imo – Ugochi Ihezue
18. Miss Jigawa – Perpetual Ukadike
19. Miss Kaduna – Silvia Ifebueme
20. Miss Kano – Violet Ejiata
21. Miss Katsina – Cynthia Okoro
22. Miss Kebbi – Anu Toluhi
23. Miss Kogi – Rachel Ojeba
24. Miss Kwara – Aminat Bello
25. Miss Lagos – Tofe Olagoke
26. Miss Nasarawa – Nana Aisha Abubakar
27. Miss Niger – Princess Harnet Eweka
28. Miss Ogun – Olashubomi Balogun
29. Miss Ondo – Inem Shina
30. Miss Osun – Funmilola Oluwatovin
31. Miss Oyo – Stephanie Okonkwo
32. Miss Plateau – Sharon Chinaka
33. Miss Rivers – Nyekachi Douglas
34. Miss Sokoto – Joy Oranezi
35. Miss Taraba – Precious Marcus Chinah
36. Miss Yobe – Doris Okafor
37. Miss Zamfara – Sectra Okundaye

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Actress Iyabo Ojo Shares Update as Deadline for Conclusion of Mohbad’s Autopsy Nears



Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has reminded Nigerians of the two-week deadline set by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, for the release of autopsy results and the ongoing investigation into the death of singer Ileriouluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

Iyabo Ojo, who has been actively involved in the case, issued the reminder on her social media page on Monday.

“2 weeks ends on Wednesday, and we are waiting on the CP to address us on the latest development in respect of Mohbad’s case…. as promised,” she wrote.

“I have a lot of questions to ask, but I want to wait until Wednesday.”


During her visit to the Commissioner of Police on September 20th, Ojo made public statements implicating Naira Marley and Sam Larry in Mohbad’s death, suggesting the existence of video evidence to support their alleged involvement.

The police subsequently requested a two-week period to conduct a thorough investigation and to provide autopsy results.

Ojo has expressed her eagerness to hear from the Commissioner of Police regarding the latest developments in the probe, in line with the promised timeline.

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Why ‘The Black Book’ Is a Cut Above Other Nollywood Films



In ‘The Black Book’ (2023) – After his son is framed for a kidnapping, a bereaved deacon takes justice into his own hands and fights a corrupt police gang to absolve him.

The Nigerian film industry continues to make significant strides, especially on a global scale through platforms like Netflix.

The most recent addition to this impressive lineup is “The Black Book,” a two-hour crime action film.

At its core, the movie delves into the timeless theme of the powerful suppressing the powerless, which triggers a transformation in the protagonist.


“The Black Book,” directed by Editi Effiong, stands as a testament to the extraordinary journeys that some projects undertake in the world of filmmaking.

The film had a budget of $1 million USD and it took nearly four years to produce.

“The Black Book” effectively engenders empathy for its lead character, leaving viewers eager to witness his evolution as the story unfolds.

Although the storyline may follow a somewhat familiar path, its impact is heightened by the skilled execution of the filmmakers.

“The Black Book” features a dynamic screenplay infused with a somber atmosphere of significant events.
Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo as Paul Edima in The Black Book – Netflix © 2023


The pacing is finely tuned to the demands of an action-adventure, ensuring that monotony never sets in.

While there are some minor technical imperfections, such as transitional flickers and minor inconsistencies in shot continuity, they are subtle.

The Nigerian movie industry consistently raises the bar with each new endeavor.

Recent offerings like “The King of the Boys,” “Dark October,” and “Shanty Town” (which was a bit too brutally executed, though watchable) showcase the industry’s commitment to pushing the envelope.

Overall, Nollywood continues to consistently set a high standard for filmmaking in Africa, surpassing many other countries on the continent.


South Africa also stands out as a notable player in the film industry.

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Tupac Shakur murder arrest: Who is Duane “Keffe D” Davis?



After 27 years, a significant breakthrough has emerged in the infamous murder case of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur.

The alleged orchestrator of the drive-by shooting that claimed Shakur’s life, 60-year-old Crip gang leader Duane “Keffe D” Davis, has been indicted by a grand jury.

“For a long time, this community and worldwide have been wanting justice for Tupac,” said Clark County Nevada District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

A breakthrough in the case came from Davis himself. Authorities say Davis started publicly boasting on social media and major platforms like Vlad TV about his role in the murder and even wrote a book, “Compton Street Legend.”
Full interview: Former LAPD detective talks Tupac murder arrest


Greg Kading, a retired LAPD homicide detective who served on the task force investigating Tupac Shakur’s murder, says he’s “thrilled” by the recent arrest connected to the case. Here’s the full interview with FOX 5 NY’s Lisa Evers.

“He seemed to think he had some type of immunity but that was not the case, so he essentially talked himself right into jail. I think Las Vegas Police Department was just allowing him to go out there and essentially hang himself with all of these confessions,” says retired LAPD detective Greg Kading.

According to prosecutors, Davis is alleged to have purchased the firearm used by his now-deceased nephew Orlando Anderson, who is believed to have pulled the trigger.

Kading told FOX 5 NY that Davis’ self-incriminating statements, often referred to as “self-snitching,” provided the impetus needed to move forward with the case.

Kading explained, “The only thing that makes sense to me is that they were allowing him to continue, just giving him more rope to hang himself with until it got to the point where they knew they could secure a prosecution.”
ery gone wrong for Shakur; it was a betrayal. Biggie and Tupac had once been close friends. FOX 5 NY’s Dan Bowens has the story.


Tupac Shakur’s legacy as a hip-hop icon has remained unassailable, but the mystery surrounding his untimely demise at the age of 25 has bothered his devoted fan base for years.

“Some people are just straight up celebrating. They’re happy for closure, they’re happy to feel like they feel. Others are frustrated because it’s like tearing a scab off a wound. Others are looking at the suspect Keffe D like, ‘You’re an idiot,’” said Chuck Creekmur, CEO of

Davis will be brought before a judge on Wednesday to be arraigned on the charge of murder with a deadly weapon. The grand jury also added a sentencing enhancement of 20 years for gang activity.

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