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THE TEAM

Vanessa Ekeke(Founder/Executive Producer)

Vanessa Ekeke(Founder/Executive Producer)

Vanessa Ekeke was born into a privileged existence with attendant responsibilities. Life presented her with many choices but by providence she found herself in the media and entertainment. She won the maiden edition of the Miss Commonwealth Nigeria beauty Pageant and represented Nigeria at the Miss Earth Beauty competition in Manila, Philippines. She served as an Ambassador for the Royal Commonwealth Society in London. Ironically shy and introverted, she found in the media an opportunity to participate in the world. Endowed with Multi-Potentiality, she often finds expressions in writing, arts, photography, documentaries, events, travel and creativity.She is a diligent worker, relentless optimist and a sworn perfectionist who believes that only 100% is good enough. Her personality is the result of the fusion of strength, resilience, determination, loyalty and humility. She is a pen disguised as a women, passionately in love with real life and the words and images that capture it. She turned this into her career and sees the MNI as a center for social reformation presenting a platform where she can drive all her faculties. Her academic training from the University of Lagos and Syracuse University in New York at the Bachelors and Masters level respectively, was centered on History and Documentary; and today, she is a Maestro in every sense of the word. She is a story teller and believes that Miss Nigeria International (MNI) will become a medium for giving voice to women and other people, places and events that are least represented in the media. She is a true life survivor en-graced with the rare ability to win all the time. She is also debonaire. She is fascinated by words and is on her way to becoming a sesquipedalian. Vanessa loves life and lives it to the fullest and is driven by excellence and commitment to the works of her hands. She is an uncompromising non-conformist, yet liberal. Vanessa prides her connections with people in power and is determined to balance the socio-economic inequity between women and men using education, skills and character to uphold the dignity and integrity of the Nigerian woman

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Ayo King Ayelade (Project Manager)

Ayo King Ayelade (Project Manager)

Ayo King is an Event and fashion Consultant / Creative Director @ the face of Nigeria Beauty Pageant, The Face of Abuja and the Nigeria fashion festival. He is also the CEO of Wise Word Event and founder of Festival of our town Nigeria and Black image fashion festival. He is a dedicated, articulate and honest man who enjoys bringing people together irrespective of their Creed , religion and status.

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Nnenna Jones (Legal Adviser)

Nnenna Jones (Legal Adviser)

Nnenna Jones.,Esq (LLB, B.L, LLM), brings more than 7 years of creativity and diversity to her career as an international lawyer. Nnenna's educational background reflects an impressive history of legal advisory roles in Nigeria, South Africa, Germany and the United States. She is passionate about environmental causes and empowering young women. Her commitment to legal advocacy and service has expressed itself in many forms, including working in a Texas based non-profit organization, providing legal assistance and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse. Nnenna graduated from the University of Capetown, South Africa with a Masters degree in Marine and Environmental law, bachelor's degree in Law from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria; graduate certificates in Entrepreneurship, Business Analysis from Southern Methodist University, Dallas and University of California, Irvine respectively. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and is currently studying towards writing the Texas Bar exam. She's thrilled to be a team member of MNI, a cause dedicated to help young girls unlock their potentials and change the world. Currently, Nnenna resides in Allen, Texas and in her past time, enjoys travelling and hanging out with her son.

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Leah Adegbesote (Public Relations Manager)

Leah Adegbesote (Public Relations Manager)

Leah Adegbesote was born into a humble family where she grew up with the mindset of becoming an entertainment mogul in Nigeria. This led her to pursue a career in mass-communication, where she specialized in Public Relations and Media, before proceeding to United States of America to pursue a career in International Relations with Loyola University in Chicago Illinois. Her move to the cold state of Minnesota also brought with it career changes that saw Leah on the medical side of life. By this time, she had already bagged an A.S degree in Nursing, and is on the verge of diving into Nursing informatics, with a focus to specialized as an I.T expert in Epic and Quality Assurance. Leah brings with her a vast experience, both in media, entertainment and the medical fields. She confidently wears many hats and is not afraid to function as a multi-dimensional individual, Leah was a one-time model in Nigeria who graced the editorials, billboards and runways of her day. She has been featured in several TV ads and has worked as a presenter at Murhi International Television in Lagos, Nigeria. Leah is the Public Relations Manager for Miss Nigeria International. She currently lives in Minnesota. Leah enjoys traveling, which gives her inspiration, she also loves writing and has written several articles and journals to her credit.

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Honour Olulu (Fitness Coach)

Honour Olulu (Fitness Coach)

Honour Kabari Esaen a.k.a 'NaijaFitGoddess' is a professional fitness coach with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Honour has certifications in weightloss management, group training, strength and conditioning, life coaching, public speaking, and personal training, and also first aid. As a Nigerian-American Honour's mission is to bring health awareness to those around her in the U.S. and abroad by introducing strength training to fitness regimens of the everyday person. Honour believes that everybody in this world was created for a purpose and her purpose is to use the power of fitness to inspire, motivate, and transform lives. With her passion for helping people and her strong faith in God she has been able to do just that working as a partner and trainer at Your Better Body Image LLC in Atlanta,GA (USA). She has also had the opportunity of working with celebrities and celebrity trainers and traveling across the states and abroad to spread the word of the importance of health and wellness. To connect with Honour feel free to email her at Oluluhonour@gmail.com and follow her on Instagram @naijafitgoddess.

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2016 CONTESTANTS

Faces of Miss Nigeria International 2016

Proud contestants of MNI 2016 and beyond. With service and leadership at its core values, Miss Nigeria International is set to inspire, impact and empower the lives of ordinary through creativity, arts and education

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