The Miss Nnewi, Anambra State beauty pageant turned disastrous on Friday, December 30, 2016, at the Ifeanyi Uba’s sponsored Nnewi Youths Fiesta as the sixteen contestants were disqualified for failing to answer basic current affairs questions correctly.
The juicy gist coming from Yuletide disclosed that the audience were totally disappointed at the inability of the contestants to answer simple questions coined from current affairs such as:
- Who the founder of the Dr. Ifeanyi Uba foundation is;
- What they would do if they become the president of Nigeria; and
- Who the president of Nigeria is?
It was reported that while one of the contestants excitedly told the audience that the current president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is Dr. Muhammadu Buhari, most said, ‘No Idea.’
These contestants are supposedly undergraduates who were expected to be knowledgeable in the political and daily affairs of the country. Unfortunately, BuzzNigeria learnt there was no winner at the competition at the end of the exercise as it was a brazen embarrassment to the sensibilities of not only the organizers but the state as a whole.
One of the guests at the event who witness the controversial failure shared his opinion quote:
“The organizers of the event should please, try and test the intelligence quotient of would-be contestants before bringing them out for public parade. Or else, the embarrassment will continue as the state itself has not recovered from the cucumber saga.”
The car prize meant for the winner was withheld at the end of the day since no winner was declared.
Recall that Miss Anambra, Chioma Obiadi Stephanie won the 40th edition of Miss Nigeria 2016. She beat the other 38 contestants based on the following: punctuality, etiquette, daily tasks and the Green girl challenge that were all part of the activities during the contest.