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Top 20 Finalists Unveiled For The 3rd Face Of Okija Pageant

As part of the activities taking place before a new Face of Okija is announced, the organisers on the 16th of December unveiled the top 20 contestants of the acclaimed socio-cultural pageant at an event in Lagos. On the 29th of December at Okija town, the Face of Okija pageant winners will be declared King and Queen for the duration of their reign.

This year, the contest was open to graduates from all the towns in Ihiala local government and included a male category to the competition. After hundreds, of applications, a list of 20 finalists was unveiled to the public. The top 20 finalists selected were composed of 10 females and 10 males all Igbo indigenes, graduates of tertiary institutions and below the age of 30.

The finalists are Claire Chinenye Obodozie, Henry Nwadialor, Cynthia Nnowayi, Chukwudi Enukoha, Chinasa Ezeamaka, Chinonso Ahanonu, Chisom Ubachukwu, Honorus Ahanonu, Adaolisa Asomba, Chimezie Madueke, Chiagozie Ngwukaenyi, Nnaemka Agusionu, Onyinyechi Okaforeze, Fredrick Ahize, Ogechi Onuigbo, Emmanuel Ahanonu, Chiamaka Obiakeze, Chika Ogueze, Chidumaga Nsofor & Chisom Okoye

The competition now proceeds to the camp stage where the contestants would be trained in various areas; including Igbo culture, language lessons, business training, charity activities with the Obi Jackson foundation and an official visit to the Royal cabinet of Okija amongst other developmental activities.

At the finale on the 29th of December, the contestants would be expected to tests their skills against each other and prove that they are true representatives of Igbo land and particularly the right ambassadors for Okija.

This year, the King and Queen will be hired by the Obijackson foundation and will earn a fixed salary of 1.4million for one year, an official vehicle for the duration of reign, a scholarship grant of one million naira (N1,000,000) and a chance to impact the lives of the indigenes of Okija, Igboland and Nigeria positively through a mix of social welfare programs that they will be required to champion.

Here’s the full list and brief biographies of the finalists:

Name: Nwadialor Henry

Age: 23 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Polymer & Textile Engineering graduate, Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Name: Chukwudi Enukoha

Age: 25 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Environmental Management graduate from Anambra State University

Name: AHANONU CHINONSO

Age: 24 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Business Administration graduate from Mahatma Ghandi University

Name: AHANONU HONORUS

Age: 22 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Science & Information Technology from Sikkim Munipal University

Name: MADUEKE CHIMEZIE

Age: 28 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Petroleum Engineering graduate from Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Name: AGUSIONU NNAEMEKA

Age: 22 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Industrial Physics (Electronics option, FUTO Owerri)

Name: AHIZE FREDRICK

Age: 24 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: LAW graduate from Nnamdi Azikwe University

Name: AHANONU EMMANUEL

Age: 23 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Economics graduate from Ebonyi State University

Name: CHIKA OGUEZE

Age: 27 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: History & International Studies, University of Calabar

Name: CHISOM OKOYE

Age: 22 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Economics graduate from University of Calabar

 

Name: CLAIRE CHINEYE OBODOZIE

Age: 21 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Environmental & Resource Management, Presbyterian University College Ghana

Name: NNOWAYI CYNTHIA

Age: 23 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Economics, Nnamdi Azikwe University

Name: CHINASA EZEAMAKA

Age: 23 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Music graduate from Chukwuemaka Odumegbu University, Anambra State

Name: CHISOM UBACHUKWU

Age: 24 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Psychology from Enugu State University of Science and Technology

Name: ASOMBA ADAOLISA

Age: 22 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Pharmaceutical Technology from Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri

Name: CHIAGOZIE NGWUKAEYI

Age: 23 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Agriculture Economics from Micheal Opara University, Abia State

Name: ONYINYECHI OKAFOREZE

Age: 26 years old

Origin: Isseke

Educational Qualification: Information Management Technology, FUTO Owerri

Name: ONUIGBO PRINCESS OGECHI

Age: 21 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Science Laboratory Technology, Abia State Polytechnic

Name: CHIAMAKA OBIAKEZE

Age: 22 years old

Origin: Okija

Educational Qualification: Mass Communication, Madonna University Okija

Name: NSOFOR CHIDUMAGA

Age: 27 years old

Origin: Iheala

Educational Qualification: English & Literary studies, Anambra State University

 

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