The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Miss Anambara has won this year’s edition of the Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant.
The yearly event started in 1957.
In collaboration with many partners from the public, private sector, and the media, Miss Nigeria is organized by Daily Times of Nigeria (DTN).
The 2016 pageant, however, lived up to expectations as many Nigerian celebrities graced the occasion.
This year’s pageant coincided with the winner of the maiden edition of the Miss Nigeria, Mrs. Grace Oyelude’s birthday.
The first Miss Nigeria, Mama Oyelude, clocked 88 yesterday.
In his speech, former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, lauded the organizers for keeping the show alive.
“I must commend the organizers for keeping our memories alive; we would have been the forgotten ones save this event.
“This is a pageant that was supervised by us when I was the editor of Daily Times and I thank God that the memories are still fresh.
“We also thank God that the winner of the first edition of the beauty pageant is here with us.
“She is 88 years today, I pray that I will still look good as she is when I reach that age,” he said.
The 38 contestants from the Federal Capital Territory and the 36 states made their first appearance in traditional attire.
Their third appearance was in their evening dresses after which the judges announced the top ten finalists.
Afterward, the contestants were reduced to five and then three.
The winner of the 40th Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant, Miss Chioma Obiadi, is from Anambra State.
Miss Blessing Obila from Ebonyi was second, while the third place winner is Miss Shade from Kwara.
Miss Chioma is not the same with the Miss Anambara of the cucumber saga, though.