The long awaited Silverbird Television MBGN press briefing took place on 25 April, 2019, at The Silverbird Galleria, Lagos; as lots of interesting moments filled the atmosphere.
The journey to the 32nd edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, started with press briefing which had dignitaries from various walks of life, from entertainment, business, political, and other sectors .
The MBGN briefing centered its aim on this year’s theme, ‘Every Woman’ majorly having its meaning in the speech which highlighted the potentials in a beautiful woman as excerpts from the speech that was delivered reads:
‘Every woman is a potential mother and wife yet saddled with the underappreciated responsibilities of being an unpaid nurse, doctor, accountant, economist, teacher, cook, cleaner, driver, adviser, etc to her family in addition to her professional role, for the career woman’.
The press briefing was beyond the conventional one as the speech went ahead and educated attendees on other core essence of the event such as the criteria needed by yearning contestants that want to clinch the title as it reads:
‘Speaking at the news conference, the Special Adviser to Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson on Tourism and Entertainment, Mr. Guy Murray Bruce siad, “We are searching for a beautiful girl with the intelligence to hold her own. She must be Nigerian by birth and with valid international passport. She should be above 5feet 7inches tall. Participants must be between 18 to 23 years of age and possess a minimum educational qualification of a secondary school certificate’
Other aspects of the event gave insight on the other processes to be involved like, Purchase of forms, Screening process, Event center/ venue and other information concerning sponsors of the prestigious event.
A beautiful car for the 2019 winner of MBGN was also displayed at the venue of the press briefing.
The sponsors of this year’s MBGN are: the Bayelsa State Government, The Bozac Group, Occasions and Events, Silverbird Group, Silverbird Television and Silverbird News 24.
Past winners of the MBGN have made huge imprints globally with Agbani Darego now an international super model and fashion entrepreneur becoming the very first Black African Miss World in 2001.
Others are Mary Ngozi Bienoseh, Chinenye Ochuba and Anita Uwagbale named African Continental Queen of beauty, reaching the top ten at Miss World 1987, 2002 and 2004 respectively.
Bianca Onoh was crowned Miss Intercontinental in 1989, and Sabina Umeh, PhD, was the first Nigerian to win the Personality prize at Miss World 1990. Toyin Raji was the recipient in 1995, and until recently, Celestine Queen won the Miss Congeniality title in the Miss Universe pageant 2014, while MBGN 2017 Miss Ugochi ihezue won the 2017 Miss World Top Model of the World title.