MISS OTULU PRECIOUS CROWNED MISS TEEN ANIOMA 2017.

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Precious Otulu, Miss Teen Anioma 2017.

MISS OTULU PRECIOUS IS CROWN MISS TEEN ANIOMA 2017.
AS MOUNT NED NWOKO RESORT, IDUMUJE UGBOKO WAS SET AGOG.

By Iroroh Frank

It was a classical display of the intricacies of Anioma Cultural heritage at the grand finale of the 2017 annual ‘Miss Teens Anioma’ pageant packaged by Yinki Entertainment in conjunction with Delta State Vocational Education Centre, Asaba, the host of the of the event, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko has reiterated his resolve to continue to preserve Anioma culture through Arts and other cultural events. The Teen Anioma Pageant and Fashion show held at Mount Ned Nwoko Resort, the Prince palatial home, Idumuje-Ugboko on Saturday 11th November, 2017. The event witnessed a horde of dignitaries around Anioma and environs. Among them were Fred Akpewe and a veteran journalist and columnist, Mr. Willy Bozimo. From the Anioma traditional circle, were HRM, Obi Dr Martha Dumkwu, the Omu of Anioma, the Omu of Onitcha Ugbo, Anwuli Ugbonoza, the Omu Onicha Ukwu and the Iyase
Omu of Idumuje Unor, madam Dada Dumkwu and
others grace the event.
Also a seasoned politician and journalist, Mr. Emeka Nmadu, Chief Daddy Okeleke – Mgboko Isi-ga Ibuzor, Sir Alfred Isoh – President of Ibusa Youth Council, Pastor Monday Ossai, Chief FEW Ojoko and Hon. Ugo Ijomah were among the many dignitaries that witnessed the programme.
Also present were some foreign Tourists from Germany.

In his remark as the host, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko expressed deep passion for Anioma events, hence his embrace of the programme ab initio. He commended the organizer and promised to support the event annually. He urged the organizers to feel free to use the facilities in his house if they so wish.

Highlights of the event included a poetry presentation titled “Greetings Her Royal Majesty” written and performed by Miss Favour Elileojo Achebo. The poem expressed deep love for Anioma cultural traits, while showcasing the beauty inherent in Anioma people’s ways of life. The first runner-up of the maiden edition of ‘Miss Teens Anioma’ and undergraduate of University of Benin displayed the narcissist characteristics of the average Anioma maiden, while reeling out utmost respect Anioma royalty represented by the amiable Omu Anioma and the host of the event, Prince Ned Nwoko.

More so, there was a cultural display by Ayollo Anioma cultural troupe from Ibusa. This performance came intermittently with different stages of appearance by the ten contestants that represented different Anioma tribes. They were Ika North-East, Ika South, Ndoni, Igbanke, Ndokwa West, Ndokwa East, Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Oshimili North and Oshimili South. Their display of traditional regalia, individual skills and choreography were superlative to the great admiration of the happy audience who trooped out to witness the epoch event. The traditional Akwa ocha weavers were also on hand to perform, while displaying their skills and weaving materials. A guest artiste from Lagos, Laura did a solo performance to entertain guests who yearned for more.

In the end, it took a herculean task from the meticulous and ever officious panel of judges, who observed their different performance from the angle of intellectual prowess, dance presentation and comportment to decide the eventual winner. The judges were headed by the Anioma Historian, Emeka Esogbue and were supported by Nwada Ndokwa pageant organizer, Miss Valeen Anwulika Oseh and Mrs. Rosita Ngozika Achebo. Considering all the criteria with which the contestants were judged, contestant two, Miss Precious Utulu representing Ndoni came tops as the overall winner, thus doubling the feat. The first runner-up went to contestant seven, Miss Florence Nneka Chiazor representing Oshimili North, while contestant eight, Miss Faith Onyinye Nwabuoku representing Oshimili South returned as the second runner-up.

Earlier in the course of the programme, a cooking competition on Anioma cuisine was powered by Tigers Spices. The event held at the Delta State Vocational Educational Centre, Asaba. At the event, all the contestants were subjected to prepare different Anioma delicacies. Mary Eberechukwu Okoronkwo (7) representing Ndokwa East prepared ofe ose ani and came out third position at the contest. The second position went to the representative of Oshimili South, Faith Onyinye Nwabuoku (8), who prepared pounded yam and banga soup (ofe akwu), while for the first time, Precious Utulu (2) representing Ndoni took the first position with her nsala egusi delicacy.

Other contestants who participated in the competition were Marvis Onyekachi Okonkwo (10) representing Aniocha North, Sylvia Chinweokwu Olisenekwu (11) representing Aniocha South, Isioma Osademe (9) representing Ndokwa West, Irene Ikechukwu (7) representing Ika North-east, Florence Nneka Chiazor (1) representing Oshimili North, Faith Kidochukwu Okwuzi (4) representing Ika South and Jovita Awele Emeifeozor (3) representing Igbanke, an Anioma community in Edo state.

Prizes were later presented to the winners of the cooking contest during the grand finale of the pageant show.

The convener of the event and Managing Director of Yinki Entertainment, Miss Kate Ifeyinwa Igbodo thanked the sponsors, Tiger Spices for partnering with her outfit. She also appreciated the host of the event and all the people that supported with their presence.

Golden voice and ebullient newscaster, Samuel Fejokwu and Mrs. Amechi Ofuokwu were on hand to anchor the occasion. OTULU PRECIOUS IS CROWN MISS TEEN ANIOMA 2017.
AS MOUNT NED NWOKO RESORT, IDUMUJE UGBOKO WAS SET AGOG.

It was a classical display of the intricacies of Anioma Cultural heritage at the grand finale of the 2017 annual ‘Miss Teens Anioma’ pageant packaged by Yinki Entertainment in conjunction with Delta State Vocational Education Centre, Asaba, the host of the of the event, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko has reiterated his resolve to continue to preserve Anioma culture through Arts and other cultural events. The Teen Anioma Pageant and Fashion show held at Mount Ned Nwoko Resort, the Prince palatial home, Idumuje-Ugboko on Saturday 11th November, 2017. The event witnessed a horde of dignitaries around Anioma and environs. Among them were Fred Akpewe and a veteran journalist and columnist, Mr. Willy Bozimo. From the Anioma traditional circle, were HRM, Obi Dr Martha Dumkwu, the Omu of Anioma, the Omu of Onitcha Ugbo, Anwuli Ugbonoza, the Omu Onicha Ukwu and the Iyase
Omu of Idumuje Unor, madam Dada Dumkwu and
others grace the event.
Also a seasoned politician and journalist, Mr. Emeka Nmadu, Chief Daddy Okeleke – Mgboko Isi-ga Ibuzor, Sir Alfred Isoh – President of Ibusa Youth Council, Pastor Monday Ossai, Chief FEW Ojoko and Hon. Ugo Ijomah were among the many dignitaries that witnessed the programme.
Also present were some foreign Tourists from Germany.

In his remark as the host, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko expressed deep passion for Anioma events, hence his embrace of the programme ab initio. He commended the organizer and promised to support the event annually. He urged the organizers to feel free to use the facilities in his house if they so wish.

Highlights of the event included a poetry presentation titled “Greetings Her Royal Majesty” written and performed by Miss Favour Elileojo Achebo. The poem expressed deep love for Anioma cultural traits, while showcasing the beauty inherent in Anioma people’s ways of life. The first runner-up of the maiden edition of ‘Miss Teens Anioma’ and undergraduate of University of Benin displayed the narcissist characteristics of the average Anioma maiden, while reeling out utmost respect Anioma royalty represented by the amiable Omu Anioma and the host of the event, Prince Ned Nwoko.

More so, there was a cultural display by Ayollo Anioma cultural troupe from Ibusa. This performance came intermittently with different stages of appearance by the ten contestants that represented different Anioma tribes. They were Ika North-East, Ika South, Ndoni, Igbanke, Ndokwa West, Ndokwa East, Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Oshimili North and Oshimili South. Their display of traditional regalia, individual skills and choreography were superlative to the great admiration of the happy audience who trooped out to witness the epoch event. The traditional Akwa ocha weavers were also on hand to perform, while displaying their skills and weaving materials. A guest artiste from Lagos, Laura did a solo performance to entertain guests who yearned for more.

In the end, it took a herculean task from the meticulous and ever officious panel of judges, who observed their different performance from the angle of intellectual prowess, dance presentation and comportment to decide the eventual winner. The judges were headed by the Anioma Historian, Emeka Esogbue and were supported by Nwada Ndokwa pageant organizer, Miss Valeen Anwulika Oseh and Mrs. Rosita Ngozika Achebo. Considering all the criteria with which the contestants were judged, contestant two, Miss Precious Utulu representing Ndoni came tops as the overall winner, thus doubling the feat. The first runner-up went to contestant seven, Miss Florence Nneka Chiazor representing Oshimili North, while contestant eight, Miss Faith Onyinye Nwabuoku representing Oshimili South returned as the second runner-up.

Earlier in the course of the programme, a cooking competition on Anioma cuisine was powered by Tigers Spices. The event held at the Delta State Vocational Educational Centre, Asaba. At the event, all the contestants were subjected to prepare different Anioma delicacies. Mary Eberechukwu Okoronkwo (7) representing Ndokwa East prepared ofe ose ani and came out third position at the contest. The second position went to the representative of Oshimili South, Faith Onyinye Nwabuoku (8), who prepared pounded yam and banga soup (ofe akwu), while for the first time, Precious Utulu (2) representing Ndoni took the first position with her nsala egusi delicacy.

Other contestants who participated in the competition were Marvis Onyekachi Okonkwo (10) representing Aniocha North, Sylvia Chinweokwu Olisenekwu (11) representing Aniocha South, Isioma Osademe (9) representing Ndokwa West, Irene Ikechukwu (7) representing Ika North-east, Florence Nneka Chiazor (1) representing Oshimili North, Faith Kidochukwu Okwuzi (4) representing Ika South and Jovita Awele Emeifeozor (3) representing Igbanke, an Anioma community in Edo state.

Prizes were later presented to the winners of the cooking contest during the grand finale of the pageant show.

The convener of the event and Managing Director of Yinki Entertainment, Miss Kate Ifeyinwa Igbodo thanked the sponsors, Tiger Spices for partnering with her outfit. She also appreciated the host of the event and all the people that supported with their presence.

Golden voice and ebullient newscaster, Samuel Fejokwu and Mrs. Amechi Ofuokwu were on hand to anchor the occasion.

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