The 30th Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria is going to be crowned tonight at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ik Osakioduwa and Victoria Pepple have been announced as the hosts of this prestigious event. It’s set to be a night of glitz, glam, and of course beauty!
36 beautiful contestants are vying for the coveted MBGN crown and a chance to represent Nigeria at the Miss World pageant.
The live show is happening right now and you can catch it on DStv on Channel 252.
If not, enjoy all the live updates here
The stage is set, the judges’ places have been set and the elegant guests are arriving.
Bridget and Anthony take the red carpet interviewing guests, everyone is looking forward to a fun event.
Interesting people on the red carpet, great personalities, and great vibes. The theme for this year’s pageant is Gender Based Violence. We’ve also spotted the beautiful Sola Sobowale and MBGN 2013 Anna Banner!
Wale Ojo steps on the red carpet looking extra dapper in a blue tux!
Backstage selfie! Miss Tourism UN World 2015/2016, Ebele Enemchukwu takes a quick selfie with some of the contestants.
Rich cultural drum and dance performance by the Atunda Band.
The show is about to begin in full, now the National Anthem beautifully sung by Sandra Osamor
Quick break! Here are some nice red carpet photos from Instagram while we wait.
The contestants are dancing to Samankwe
HarrySong by Timaya
No blues around here, HarrySong is on stage!
Let’s go back out to the red carpet. IK Ogbonna, Stephanie Linus spotted and they didn’t come to play!! Stephanie looks trés chic in her pink dress.
Well, hello Alex Ekubo.
First look at the fabulous hosts Ik and Victoria! Both looking fabulous, as expected.
Announcing the judges Lanre Tejuoso, Her Excellency Olufunsho Amosun, Producer of Banana Ghost Biola Alabi, Gozie Ochuba, Ogechukwu Ochaba and renowned actress Stephanie Linus.
A trip down memory lane. We see the journey of different queens from the inception of MBGN in 1983 till date narrated by Jaj Da Meccadon.
We see what the girls got up to. From the beach day, kayaking activities, talent night, to daily dance and catwalk sessions.
Performance on Gender Based Violence.
Welcoming the contestants dressed in traditional wear starting with Miss Abia!
The ladies are gorgeously dressed in their traditional attire rocking to traditional beats.
An energetic performance from Miss Enugu.
Presenting world renowned gan gan player Ara (Thunder) with an electrifying performance.
Red carpet roundup while they go on a commercial break.
Adaeze Yobo and Carolyna H
The outgoing queen Unoaku Anyadike
Time for everybody’s favourite category Swimwear showcase
The black swimwear showcase is over, its now time for the white, pink and blue swimwear.
Presenting the 36 contestants as they look radiant in their bikinis and scarfs.
Melanin popping on the runway through all the colourful bikinis!!
Who is your current favourite contestant?
Just for fun, some beauties in the audience walk the runway representing Benue, Bauchi and Imo.
Host Ik is keeping the audience entertained with his witty comments and hilarious jokes.
Who else caught this moment?!
The contestants are back in evening wear. They’re dressed like royalty!
Wow, Miss Bayelsa‘s dress is breathtaking!
Lovely dresses, beautiful ladies walking down with regal gait. Miss Niger tripped but regained her stance and waltzed out.
One final look at all the contestants in their beautiful evening wear.
The tension is building up. Who will be crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2017?
Cake time! Happy 30th birthday MBGN!!
A vote of thanks by Guy Murray Bruce representing Ben Murray Bruce.
Miss Amity nominated by all the contestants; Miss Yobe!
Miss Photogenic award goes to Miss Anambra!
The award for the Model of the Year – Miss Kebbi
Miss Sokoto wins the Best Traditional Costume of the night
The Best Evening Wear award goes to Miss Bayelsa, yes!
Tension is in the air, here are the Top 15 contestants!!
Miss Abuja, Miss Bayelsa, Miss Oyo, Miss Imo, Miss Plateau, Miss Anambra, Miss Kebbi, Miss Ondo, Miss Lagos, Miss Nassarawa, Miss Edo, Miss Abia, Miss Sokoto, Miss Kwara and Miss Niger.
Time to turn up! Olamide is here!!
The audience is having a great time, we see Denrele throwing some hot steps to Shakiti Bobo
We welcome back the beauty queens!
It’s a tough decision that must be made. Who will wear the crown?
The judges are busy deliberating.
Here are the Top 5!
Miss Bayelsa, Miss Sokoto, Miss Plateau, Miss Kebbi, Miss Oyo!
Miss Bayelsa reveals her dress is actually heavy and made from pipes.
Her question: What natural disaster occurred recently?
Her answer: The Benue flood
Miss Sokoto steps forward
Her question: What is to say you are not here just for fame?
Her answer: I’m here because I want to serve. It’s a form of duty to your country at a national and at an international level.
Miss Kebbi, Miss Oyo and Miss Plateau answer their own questions.
“It was an honour to wear the crown” the outgoing Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Unoaku Anyadike presenting her outgoing address.
Musical interlude by DJ Smooth
All the ladies come back out in preparation for the big announcement!
The moment is here, Guy Murray Bruce here to announce who will be crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2017.
Fourth Runner-Up – Miss Bayelsa
Third Runner-Up/Miss ECOWAS – Miss Oyo
Second Runner-Up/Miss Tourism – Miss Plateau
First Runner-Up/MBGN Universe – Miss Sokoto
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2017 – Miss Kebbi!!
And it’s a wrap. Congrats to the winners!!