Miss Nigerian Independence 2010 Blow-Out Bash!
New York City recently celebrated Nigeria’s 50th Year of Independence of British rule via a 3-day blowout celebration in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. FG2BH’s own founder Miss Chi-Chi was on the scene to take exclusive photos from her Blackberry and Canon Cybershot camera. All photos were taken by Miss Chi-Chi excepted where credited!
On day two, FG2BH was there to capture cultural night’s Miss Nigerian Independence Beauty Pageant where Miss Delta Nkemakonam Ejoh won the coveted title. Celebrity judges included HBO The Wire actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, Miss Black USA 2010 Osas Ighodaro, Applause Magazine editors, Miss Nigerian Independence 2009 Feyisola Ogunfemi.
Pictured: Miss Mbano 2nd runner up, 2009 Miss Nigerian Independence, Miss Edo and Miss Delta’s the 2010 Miss Nigerian Independence
Pictured: Celebrity guest judges Miss Nigerian Independence 2009 Feyisola Ogunfemi, Gbenga Akkinagbe and Miss Black USA 2010 Osas Ighodaro
Pictured: Miss Delta State in her cultural evening attire (winner of Miss Nigerian Independence 2010)
Pictured: Miss Edo State in her cultural evening attire (1st runner up of 2010 Miss Nigerian Independence)
Pictured: Miss Mbano in her cultural evening attire (2nd runner-up of 2010 Miss Nigerian Independence)
Pictured: 5 of the 9 finalists for the 2010 Miss Nigerian Independence in their cultural evening attire
Pictured: Miss Imo State Chidinma
Pictured: Miss Enugu State Nonyelum
Pictured: Miss Oyo State Zainab
Pictured: Miss Orlu of Imo State Amarachi
Pictured: Miss Benin City of Edo State Osarenoma
Pictured: Miss Osun State Marie
Pictured: Miss Orlu, Miss Imo State and Miss Mbano posing backstage
Pictured: The top three finalists for 2010 Miss Nigerian Independence (Miss Mbano, Miss Edo and Miss Delta)
Pictured: Miss Mbano Chikara 2nd runner-up with Gbenga
Pictured: Miss Edo Michelle 1st runner-up with Gbenga
Pictured: Miss Edo 1st runner-up with Miss Black USA 2010. (They are both from Edo State!)
The next day the annual parade was held on 2nd Avenue between 44th and 54th Streets flooded with hundreds of Nigerians in attendence. Media outlets such as UnderDaRock, Big Moose Entertainment, OmoNaija Magazine, 9jaTube, and Afrikanspot were all on hand to capture the jubliee! There Miss Nigerian Independence 2010 shared her win with 1st runner-up Miss Edo and 2nd Runner-Up Miss Mbano.
Pictured: Miss Edo, Miss Delta State, Miss Mbano and Miss Enugu
Pictured: Gbenga Akkinagbe, Miss Black USA 2010 winner and guest. (via UNDERDAROCK)
Pictured: The two runner-ups with Miss Nigerian Independence 2010. (via UNDERDAROCK & FG2BH)
Miss Delta State on winning Miss Nigerian Independence: Huh so you call yourself a Queen and you will be crowned a Queen! The power of words and names should not be underestimated!!! *YOUR QUEEN NIGERIA INDEPENDENCE 2010*
Miss Edo on her Miss Nigerian Independence experience: This weekend has been amazing O!I came into this Pageant as the oldest child in my household and left with 11 big sisters, I thank God. It was humbling to receive respect for my own people,especially bc I’m only 18. Like I told evryone who came 2 me GODS TIME IS BEST!This was a mini assignment,God said if youre faithful ovr little u will be trusted with much.The Nigerian Community will not be the same,Amen.Diddyy ou
Miss Mbano on her Miss Nigerian Independence experience: 2010. What a year so far. What’s next? I’m not sure, but I know I’ll be ready. I’ve got God in my corner. Send me a curve ball and I’ll knock it out of the park with my Faith.
photos via Miss Chi-Chi for FG2BH // ARIKANSPOT //UNDERDAROCK//Miss Orlu State 2010//Miss Edo State 2010//Winston Rodney