From left – Adedamola Iyiola Cruz (Face Of The World International 2015/2016), Faith Ogechi Nwihim (Face Of The World Nigeria 2016), Ejiro Joy Akpokiniovo (Winner Best Model Nigeria 2016), Ruth Darcy (Miss Progress Nigeria 2016), Tarere Obaigbo (Best Model Nigeria 2015)
The event which took place on Sunday 11th September 2016 at the Bespoke Event centre in Lagos was indeed an evening to remember as advertised by the organizer Emmanuel Okitiakpe and Augustina Okitiakpe of Modelslink International. Guests at the event were thrilled by talented artist drawn from the Music and Comedy industry in Nigeria. The anchor of the show a well known Nigeria comedian MC Abbey was on point as there was no dull moment during the three and half hour show which draw guest from all sector of the Nigerian society.
Some of the special guest at the event includes, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos – Professor Duro Oni, (Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Agency of Nigeria) The Director General of SMEDAN Dr, Umoru Diko Rada who was ably represented by Mrs. Gloria Dafeta, Dr. Austin Izagbo – CEO Caniz Group, Jude Onwusonye MD/CEO Goldmoore Int’l. Judges at the event includes renowned Model – Nollywood star and winner Best Model Africa 2010 Bryan Okwara, Face of the World 2016 Adedamola Iyiola Cruz, Mrs. Goodness Ugbah – fashion Designer/ Beauty Queen and Mr, Segun Oyeyemi Best Model Nigeria 2012.
The 14 contestant drown from across the country put up an outstanding performance as they took turn on the runway in their Casual, Swimwear, Traditional and their beautify made Evening wear. The Best Model Nigeria modeling contest 2016 produce Nigerians representative to the Face of the World 2017 in the United Kingdom, Miss Faith Ogechi Nwihim, Nigerians Representative to Miss Progress International taking place in Italy, Miss Ruth Darcy Otekewebia. Other categories of awards include, 1st Runnerup – Pamela Orizu, 2nd Runnerup Damilola Oreoluwa Oladimeji, Face of BMN – Chioma Naomi Wariboku, Best Catwalk – Sandra Ikegwu, Best Traditional – John Lilly, Best Social – Favour Opara, Best Talent – Mary Isioma Asia, Best Photogenic – Chidima Onwuazobe, Best Creative – Chiamaka.
From left – Mrs. Augustina Okitiakpe (Organizer Best Model Nigeria), Mrs Gloria Dafeta (Rep of the DG SMEDAN), Mr Emma Okitiakpe, Jude Onwusonye (MD/CEO Goldmoore Int’l) and Dr. Austin Izagbo (CEO Caniz Group).
The climax of the evening was the crowning of the new queen of the runway which kept the audience screaming and jubilating as contest no. 14, Miss Ejiro Akpokiniovo who was also the audience choice was announced.
The organizers Mr. & Mrs Emmanuel Okitiakpe who were full of gratitude to guest who took time to attend the occasion, artist who performed individuals and organization who supported the “Queen Edition” of Best Model Nigeria 2016 express their thanks to SAB Miller – International Breweries Limited who refreshed the audience, Goldmoore Int’l, Daniel Omena, Rekato Designs, Dabinchi Global Entertainment, In and Out Entertainment, Onyika Emmanuel (MC Senator), Total Beauty, Vera Onaro, G&F designs, Diovic Kitchen, Face of Ajegunle, DMZEE ATTRAKT, Digital Paymart and all the media houses and blog who covered the event.