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‘Miss Arts Nigeria’ Anambra-born model, Biana Oranu, wins maiden edition (Photos)

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‘Miss Arts Nigeria’ Anambra-born model, Biana Oranu, wins maiden edition (Photos)

The maiden of Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty and Empowerment Reality Show 2022 has ended with an Anambra indigene, Biana Adaeze Oranu, crowned as the winner.

Queen Biana Oranu also known as Angel is a 20 year old native of Abate, Idemiri North LGA in Anambra State, who resides in Lagos. She’s a model under the management of FIC Models.

Angel is a reserved lady, who during her stay in camp gave her best to every activity. She earned the interest of the judges and the crowd at the grand finale, hence, got her cumulative score rise above other contenders on the show despite recording low marks through voting.

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The show, which is aptly called MANBERS ’22 is an empowerment and beauty reality show aimed at empowering the Nigeria girl-child through the beauty of arts and skills acquisition. It is by all means an avenue for the Nigerian girl to showcase and put to good use her creative talents as a tool for promoting national unity through promotion of the nation’s vast cultural heritage.

MANBERS is a brainchild of Oshodi Arts & Culture Gallery Foundation, a foundation owned by Oshodi Arts Gallery, reputed as the largest Arts collection centre in Nigeria.

30 finalists were camped for 14 days in Lagos to embark on a journey of skills acquisition, promotion of the Nigerian cultural diversity and building unity and cordial inhabitation.

During the camping, the 30 finalists had myriad activities as they worked together in groups named after legendary amazons in Nigeria history like Ladi Kwali, Margaret Ekpo, Queen Moremi, Queen Amina, Queen Nana Asma’u, and Flora Nwapa.

Every group was saddled with different tasks to measure and inculcate the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

Also, to achieve the objective of the show which is to make the Nigerian girl-child independent, the contestants were taken through 6 skills, including make up, photography, batik, painting, catering, and social media marketing.

The ladies had a lot of fun in camp while they played games such as puzzles, local games, dancing competitions, and dramatic performances. They also had a feel of Lagos as they paid a courtesy visitation to the CEO of AKModel Groups and cheered themselves at Dan & Den Club, Beachside, Elegushi.

It was a colourful and tense moment during the grand finale ceremony as the 30 finalists, representing different states in Nigeria, cheered by their fans and the judges with their beauty and cultural outfits. The finalists took everyone back to their source with lots of thrilling dance performances and songs.

The event became tense when it was time for the eight carefully selected experienced professionals from different fields to judge, decide the fate of the 30 finalists and pick the eight title holders. The 30 finalists were Abidemi Adegbasa (Miss Arts Imo), Biana Oranu (Miss Arts Anambra), Elizabeth Adekunle (Miss Arts Abuja), Joy Yakubu (Miss Arts Kogi), Ayomiposi Balogun (Miss Arts Nasarawa), Christianah Adenuoye (Miss Arts Benue), Oyinkansola Olatoye (Miss Arts Ogun), Boluwatife Bayode (Miss Arts Niger), Jennifer Otor (Miss Arts Delta) and Oreofe Oguntola (Miss Arts Oyo).

Others were Fathia Tijani (Miss Arts Ebonyi), Damilola Oloruntoba (Miss Arts Bauchi), Kolade Oshadare (Miss Arts Ondo), Nancy Idara (Miss Arts Akwa Ibom), Oluwakemisola Adesoba (Miss Arts Ekiti), Damilola Balogun (Miss Arts Sokoto), Mary Bamilosin (Miss Arts Kebbi), Bukola Agboola (Miss Arts Plateau), Faith George (Miss Arts Katsina), Ayomide Omotunde (Miss Arts Taraba), Clear Nwonye (Miss Arts Enugu), Oyindamola Bakare (Miss Arts Kaduna), Victoria Atitebi (Miss Arts Adamawa), Omotolani Adelakun (Miss Arts Eko), Pearl Praise Samuel (Miss Arts Edo), Faith Ozehudu (Miss Arts Abia), Oreoluwa Bamidele (Miss Arts Kwara), Pearl Ikhioya (Miss Arts Rivers), Regina Abisha (Miss Arts Cross River), and Comfort Akerele (Miss Arts Osun).

The top eight contestants of the show decorated were Oreoluwa Bamidele as Miss Arts Etiquette, Abidemi Adegbasa as Miss Arts Natural, Oyinkansola Olatoye as Miss Arts Tourism, Oreofe Oguntola as Miss Arts Culture, Ayomiposi Balogun as Miss Arts Unity, Omotolani Adelakun as Miss Arts 2nd Runner-up, Elizabeth Adekunle as Miss Arts 1st Runner-up, and Biana Oranu was crowned Miss Arts Nigeria 2022.

The top eight were selected among the 30 finalists of the show based on the cumulative score of their camp ratings, voting, and judges’ decisions at the grand finale.

The winner of the maiden edition, Oranu, was presented with a brand new car, a year’s salary of N1million, 200k wardrobe allowance, an all-expense-paid trip to some tourist sites in Nigeria courtesy of the sponsor, Oshodi Arts Gallery, a plot of land in Lekki corridor courtesy of AKModel Groups and an all-expense-paid trip to Malaysia courtesy of Erelu Funmi Rotiba.

While the runners-up go home with a cash prize of N750,000 and N250,000 respectively plus a plot of land each at the Lekki corridor courtesy of AKModel Groups, visitation to tourist destinations in Nigeria. Other title holders of the show will be receiving N20,000 each in recognition of their creativity and talents.

Also honoured alongside the beauty queens is the astute and industrious philanthropist, Princess Rosula Osula Mku-Atu, as the Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty and Empowerment Reality Show 2022 Woman of the Year.

The head of the production company, Fanafillit Integrated Concepts, Olubode Mac Oserinde, congratulated the winners and the finalists of the Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty and Empowerment Reality Show 2022 and advised the beautiful ladies to be catalysts of developmental change.

He also appreciated the brand supports from Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Authority, Seven-Up Bottling Company, Primero Transport Services Ltd., Waptv, Shorjay Makeovers, Sangloos Media, HipTv, La Beauty Collections, Steve Ray, Beeth Concepts, Coach JonnyB, Olayinka Adire Allabela, Olumide Faturoti, Epee Tech Solutions, AKModel Group and a host of others for their relentless efforts and support with the search for the Miss Arts Nigeria 2022.

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