Nigerians living in Ghana have joined in 2019 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant, as more young ladies register for the contest.
Alozie Uzoukwu, Head of Entertainment, Silverbird Group, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos
He said that a registration and screening centre had been opened in Accra to encourage beautiful and intelligent Nigerian young ladies resident in Ghana to apply.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2019 MBGN grand finale is billed for Sept. 20 in Yenogoa, with 36 finalists to be selected from screening centres across the country and the centre in Accra.
Uzoukwu said that screening had been scheduled to hold in the Accra centre on Aug. 21 in a Silverbird outlet.
“It is the first time we will be auditioning for diaspora contestants in Ghana, though we have held auditions in the UK in the past,” Uzoukwu told NAN.
Ozoukwu said that the number of contestants so far registered had yet to be ascertained.
“We can state that the turnout of girls each year, outnumbers previous records; hopefully, this year’s will not be different.
“It has even become a tradition that beautiful girls continue to show interest even till the day of the zonal and final auditions,” he said.
He said that more than 600 young ladies participated in the 2018 screening.
According to Uzoukwu, the 2019 screening will start in Yenagoa on Aug. 14 while the exercise will hold at the Port Harcourt centre on Aug. 15.
“In Owerri, it will hold on Aug. 16, and in Enugu, on Aug. 17, while Abuja centre will hold its screening on Aug. 24 at the Silverbird Entertainment Centre.
“The Lagos screening will take place on Aug. 30 at the Silverbird Galleria,” he said.
He told NAN that the MBGN pageant grand finale would hold on Sept. 20 at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.