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Winners emerge in MBE-Nigeria 2018


Founder MBE, Shola Opesan Brown and winner of the pageantry Miss Margaret Ogundeji

After a keenly contested pageantry, The Miss Black European, Nigeria 2018 (MBE) Pageant has produced a winner.

Miss Oluwapelumi Margaret Ogundeji, a marketing graduate of University of Ilorin, beat 11 other contestants to clinch the coveted crown.

Miss Abisola Ajayi won Miss Culture and first runner-up, Miss Urowoli Edoja followed while Chika Okafor won the audience vote.


Founder and team head, MBE Shola Opesan Brown, noted that her passion for humanity and giving back to the society led her to adopt pageantry as her means.

“We have been doing this for the past 10 years and have been to six countries around the continent and this time, I decided to bring it back to my home country.

“My passion for humanity and giving back to the community in my own little way is the reason for it.

There is no reason for any child to suffer, so for me when
I empower ladies, the economy will be a better one because they will empower others.

“What I do is to mentor, brand and empower them; so I give my time to these girls, coach them and give them the key to success.

Beyond the outer beauty is the inner beauty, the will to give back, so I do to you, you give back and the world will be a better place for us all.”

Brown said that the winner will be empowered and, by next year, she will be launching her own beauty pageant with the MBE platform, that way she becomes an entrepreneur and role model for other young women.

“We did not use the European standard of beauty but the African standard and that is why some of the girls were chubby and averagely tall. The girls are between ages 18-30 to contest.

“I also encourage young ladies to believe in themselves, because they are the bedrock of the society.

These young ladies stood out because of their self-respect and respect for others, which is very important than having money,” Brown.

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