The winners of Mr and Miss Nigeria UK 2016 has been announced. The Mr & Miss Nigeria UK pageant took place on September 25th 2016 in The Islington Assembly Hall, London. The pageant encouraged contestants to embrace their Nigerian heritage and showcase their culture. As well as being entertaining and educational, the pageant also showcased the charitable initiatives of the contestants who represent the Nigerian Diaspora. By encouraging the contestants to work together and build each other’s character the pageant promoted unity and positivity as a powerful force within the British-Nigerian community.
The winners of the pageant, Teedum Nke-ee and Hannah Agboola, beat tough competition to be crowned Mr & Miss Nigeria UK. Hannah Adekemi Agboola, 22 years old, recently graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in Business Management. She is an aspiring actress who aims to use performing arts as a platform to boost the confidence of today’s youth. By creating ways for the young generation to express themselves through dance, drama and music without limitation she hopes to encourage young people to follow their dreams. “I wish to bridge this gap; to give poorer people the opportunity to create pathways to success in Nigeria and also in the UK.” Hannah Agboola, Miss Nigeria UK 2016
Teedum Confidence Nubari Nke-ee, 22 years old, is a student and part time model. He hopes to use the Mr Nigeria UK 2016 title to create, achieve and activate his charity initiatives. His current charitable projects; include ‘Back to school’, a project targeted at the states affected by the Boko Haram terrorist group and ‘End early child marriage’ which involves the empowerment of the girls across Nigeria. “I plan to make a difference adding my own visions and missions to make the Mr and Miss Nigeria UK pageant reputable across the UK.” Teedum Nke-ee, Mr Nigeria UK 2016
Founded in 2013 by Ganiyat Alli, Mr & Miss Nigeria UK was created to bring together young men and women of Nigerian descent, both living in the UK and in Nigeria, to embody the meaning of what it is to be Nigerian. It is more than just another beauty pageant it is a celebration of culture and the impact of the Nigerian diaspora in the UK. Unity & faith, Peace & Progress are the words which make up Nigeria’s coat of arms and are part of the ethos of Mr & Miss Nigeria. Run by a team of budding young graduates and students, this pageant aims to add an element of youth and fun to the event.
“We want everyone involved to feel like they have achieved something great and encourage young people to work hard and succeed in their hopes and dreams.” – Ganiya Alli, Founder of Mr & Miss Nigeria.