Miss Grand Nigeria

Miss Grand Nigeria
Established11 September 2015; 7 years ago (2015-09-11)
FounderLoveth Ajufoh
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersLagos
Location
Membership
Miss Grand International
Official language
English
President
Kelvin Joseph Amroma
Parent organization
001 Entertainment (2020 – Present)
WebsiteMissGrandNigeria.com

Miss Grand Nigeria was a Nigerian female beauty pageant founded in 2015 by a Lagos-based event organizer chaired by Loveth Ajufoh, QLA Nigeria. The winners of the contest, which was held individually twice (in 2015 and 2016), represented Nigeria at its parent competition, Miss Grand International. Previously, the contest's license belonged to AMC Productions, the organizer of the Miss Earth Nigeria pageant, before being transferred to QLA Nigeria Limited in 2015, and to 001 Entertainment, the organizer of another national pageant, The Nigerian Queen, in 2020.

Since the first debutant in 2014, Nigerian representatives obtained placements at the Miss Grand International pageant as one of the top 20 finalists twice; in 2021, and 2022.

History

Nigeria joined the Miss Grand International contest for the first time in 2014, represented by Tessy Kiri Bibowei who was appointed to the position by the Miss Earth Nigeria organization. Later in 2015, the license was transferred to the QLA Nigeria Limited, chaired by a business person Loveth Ajufoh who organized the inaugural contest of Miss Grand Nigeria contest on September 11, 2015 in Lagos. The contest featured fifteen national finalists which qualified to the national final round through a preliminary screening held on September 1, of whom the representative of the Plateau State, Ifeoma Jennifer Ohia, was elected the winner. The second edition was also held in the following year, but in 2017, only the virtual casting was conducted to determine the titleholder. QLA Nigeria Limited later terminated its partnership with Miss Grand International at the end of that year.

The license was brought back to the organizer of the Miss Earth Nigeria pageant in 2019 and then to the Nigerian Queen organizer company, 001 Entertainment, in 2020. Since then, the winners of the Nigerian Queen contest have been assumed to be the Nigerian representatives for the Miss Grand International pageant, except for 2021, when the original titleholder, Abimbola Abayomi, was unable to compete internationally; the licensee then assigned her second runner-up to join the Miss Grand International 2021 instead.

Since its first participation in 2014, Patience Christopher and Damilola Bolarinde were the only two Nigerian representatives to get placed at Miss Grand International; both of them were named as one of the top 20 finalists in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Editions

The following list is the edition detail of the Miss Grand Nigeria contest, since its inception in 2015.

Miss Grand Nigeria Editions
Year Edition Date Final venue Entrants Result Ref.
Winner 1st runner-up 2nd runner-up
2015 1th September 11 Orchid Hotels & Events Centre, Lekki, Lagos 15 Plateau – Ifeoma Jennifer Ohia Abia – Fumnaya Victoria Okafor Edo – Joy Ebaide Udoh
2016 2nd Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos 18 Edo – Rachael Onuwa Ikekhuame Imo – Emmanuella Yaboh Rivers – Amanosi Kadiri

Representatives at Miss Grand International

Color keys
  • Declared as winner.
  • Ended as a runner-up (Top 5).
  • Ended as a semi-finalist (Top 10).
  • Ended as a quarterfinalist (Top 20).
  • Unplaced.
List of Nigerian representatives at the Miss Grand International pageant
Year Representative Original national title Result Ref.
Placements Other awards
2013 Marian Usinzibe Makbere Appointed Unable to compete
2014 Tessy Kiri Bibowei Unplaced
2015 Ifeoma Jennifer Ohia Miss Grand Nigeria 2015 Unplaced
2016 Rachel Onuwa Ikekhuame Miss Grand Nigeria 2016 Unplaced
2017 Princess Omowunmi Agunbiade Appointed Unplaced
2019 Favour Oonye Ocheche Unplaced
2020 Chikaodili Enobong Nna-Udosen The Nigerian Queen 2020 Unplaced
2021 Abimbola Islamiat Rita Abayomi The Nigerian Queen 2021 Unable to compete
Patience Chenema Christopher 2nd runner-up The Nigerian Queen 2021 Top 20
2022 Damilola Bolarinde The Nigerian Queen 2022 Top 20

Notes:

  1. Resigned or dethroned.
  2. Took over the title after the original winner resigned/was dethroned.
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