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The contestants in Nigerian traditional outfits /Photo: African Heritage

Deborah Oyedeji emerges Miss Nigeria Germany 2019

It was tough for the panel of judges entrusted with the task of choosing the most beautiful Nigerian woman in German on Saturday (5 September) in Hamburg.

The contestants from left: Lisa Esosa, Bukola Riedel, Emmanuela Solomon, Confidence Nmonye, Deborah Oyedeji and Abigail Johnson – all bear the qualities the organisers were looking for – a combination of beauty, character, education and style /Photo: African Heritage

 

The quality of the candidates who participated at the beauty pageant, part of activities marking Nigerian independence celebrations in the city, made the job of the jury very difficult. For the contestants – Christiana Johnson, Bukola Riedel, Lisa Esosa, Deborah Oyedeji, Confidence Nmonze and Emmanuela Solomon – all bear the qualities the organisers were looking for – a combination of beauty, character, education and style.

Deborah Oyedeji, the newly-crowned Miss Nigeria Germany, with radio personality Tony Air/ Photo: African Heritage

 

The audience that packed the venue of the event did not escape the tension that enveloped the judges. After rounds of catwalk, quiz and interviews, the verdict fell!  Deborah Oyedeji, a Berlin-based model, emerged the new Miss Nigeria Germany. It’s a decision that was greeted with a resounding applause and as it marked the end of the long wait and a relief of the tensed atmosphere at the venue.

The 2019 edition of Miss Nigeria Germany is the first to be held since 2015, when Joy Chinyere Ogugua emerged winner. She had been holding the crown for four good years! No wonder the enthusiasm of the contestants to take over the prestigious crown.

Deborah Oyedeji flanked by Christiana Johnson (left) and Bukola Riedel, 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively. Standing right is Joy Chinyere Ogugua who won the contest when it was last staged in 2015. Far left is Juliet Ohenhen /Photo: African Heritage

 

Organised by African Heritage Media in collaboration with African-German Information Centre, in addition to the beauty contest, the event also featured live music, a fashion show, comedy sketches, hip-hop fest and traditional dances. And the diaspora-based Nigerian artists who performed on Saturday, including Toni Tuklan, Me-Razor, Okwudili Obi, Carmen Amaka, Cbily and Sofia Robert, did not disappoint. For they thrilled the audience non-stop until the end of the show. It’s a beautiful night full of thrill, music, culture and high fashion.

Deborah Oyedeji, a Berlin-based model, posing for a photo shoot/Photo: African Heritage

 

Team Miss Nigeria Germany 2019, comprising of Tony Air, Prince Ijo and Juliet Ohenhen, and moderator Kenneth Eze surely lived up to their promise as they made the Hamburg Naija Show 2019 a memorable event.

Austin Ohaegbu

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