He took a loan of N200,000 from his father which he used to organise a number of successful concerts which saw artists like Shalamar and Kool and the Gang perform in Nigeria, after which he promoted a new pageant known as Miss Universe Nigeria in 1983, but it only gained public attention after it changed its name to Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1986, MBGN winners are expected to represent Nigeria at Miss World (although Lynda Chuba, Rihole Gbinigie, Chika Chikezie, Angela Ukpoma, and Isabella Ayuk did not have this opportunity), and until 2004 at other international pageants including Miss Universe, where Chuba was the first Nigerian in twenty-three years to compete after Edna Park's on-stage hysteria in 1964, while the first MBGN winner at Miss World was English language student Omasan Buwa in 1987.As with most pageants second-place winners are expected to replace the title-holder if they are unable to complete their reign; this has only happened twice – Biology student Regina Askia replaced Bianca Onoh after the latter resigned in 1989, Winners traditionally adopt at least one platform (also known as 'pet project') during their reign – an issue which is of relevance to Nigeria.
Although the couple never confirmed or denied the affair until their wedding in 1994, pageant organisers Silverbird were furious as MBGN title-holders are said to be discouraged from having high-profile relationships during their tenure.
Onoh later stated that the pressure of performing her duties as a pageant queen was unbearable, which explained her decision to hand over her crown to second-place winner Regina Askia.
But since (former Miss World) Agbani [Darego] won it in 2001, we don’t beg anyone anymore".
and Theatre graduate Sabina Umeh was the first Nigerian to win the Personality prize at Miss World 1990.
He became known for his love of red cars while studying geography at the University of Lagos and worked his way up from a Honda Accord to Ranger Rovers and supercars with personalised plates in his signature colour.
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria – often abbreviated as MBGN – is a pageant organised by Silverbird Group with the main purpose of sending representatives to international competitions.
However, in 2007 the show was revamped to produce five representatives.
MGBN World represents Nigeria at Miss World, while MBGN Universe and MBGN Tourism compete at Miss Universe and Miss Tourism International respectively.
In the mid-nineties, after MBGN got no place at Miss Universe and Miss World, MBGN organisers placed height and weight restrictions on the contestants' entry forms, and judges were told not to select the woman they found most attractive, but the one with a greater chance of winning at international pageants.
Due to the country's conservative standards, very few contestants competed in the early days of MBGN, and competitors from Northern Nigeria are still rare, as its predominantly Muslim population frown on beauty pageants.
In 2011, a day after the grand finale, pageant judges of MBGN complained that the name announced as the winner was not the one they had picked.