the story of the sex video involving former Miss Anambra, Chidinma
Okeke, broke a few weeks ago, several groups and individuals have come
forward with different versions of what transpired between the embattled
20-year-old beauty queen and the organisers of the pageant.
shocking x-rated video with a lesbian partner. Surprisingly, the video
was released on October 11, 2016, a few days before the expiration of
her tenure originally billed for October 28, 2016.
video hit the streets, different versions of what led to the scandal are
churned out by the actors, leaving the people confused and unsure of
what to believe.
Okeke, who won the Miss Anambra beauty pageant, organised by the Anambra
Broadcasting Service (ABS), has remained incommunicado, choosing to go
into hiding over alleged threats to her life. She has also remained
silent, leaving her lawyer to do most of the talking.
had claimed in recent reports that his daughter had been handed over to a
relation for safety, some others claimed that the ex-beauty queen had
Okeke has finally broken her silence. In an exclusive interview with The
Nation, she debunked claims that she threatened to commit suicide,
adding that there was never a time such thought came to her mind.
be in danger, adding that her traducers were no longer threatening her
life, and maintaining that those who were after her life had stopped
agonizing period in Anambra would be revealed soon, adding that with
God, all things are possible.
said: “Early last year, the ABS advertised for the Miss Anambra beauty
pageant. I heard of it and went to make enquiry.
one of the organisers told me to apply. I told them I was not interested
but the man insisted that I might win the competition. He also promised
to give me the form for free if I indicated interest, and he did when I
agreed to contest.
winner would be declared, there were certain things to be done,
including the (sex) video. I consented after some persuasion from the
organisers. I later went for the contest at the Marble Arch Hotels in
Awka, and I was declared winner with a Kia Rio vehicle as star prize.
contest, the organisers brought out a contract form for me to sign, but I
told them I wanted to contact my lawyer to see it. I was not given the
opportunity to do so.
insisted on not signing the contract or wanted to contact my lawyer,
they would release the video.
and signed the contract to avoid such embarrassment, and the car was
released to me from where it was packed within the premises of ABS.
them. On October 11, 2016, they called me to come and make presentations
inside the office of one the organisers. After that, the man excused
some people in that room and showed me the video again.
my crown from me. I told them I would take the car as stipulated in the
contract. They insisted I should pack it in the premises of (ABS).
situation. My uncle called them and asked them to release my car to me.
Instead, they forwarded the video to him as part of the blackmail. That
was what happened,” Chidinma said, crying.
her down. Amidst sobs, she denied being a lesbian, saying she had never
been involved in the act.
wife, Lady Nora Okeke, the incident remains a shock. According to Sir
Okeke, the management and organisers of the pageant capitalised on his
daughter’s “age and naivety to deny her whatever monetary gains she made
while serving as Miss Anambra.”
Why was she not paid her winning prize of one million naira fully?
Rather, they paid her on installmental basis. And up until today, the
money has not been completely paid.
family’s name in the mud. But we have united as a family, praying
seriously for my daughter and for the people behind this wicked act to
me about the whole thing, because I am hypertensive. But they decided
otherwise when things got out of hand. I told them this issue will not
kill me because I have had worse experiences while in business years
expose the truth in no distant time. I won’t say much because the damage
has already been done.
know anything, hence, she fell into a trap that was too heavy for her to
shoulder. But I thank God she is recovering.”
mother, who was advised by the husband to remain silent, continued to
hiss, and motioning her hands towards the heavens in supplication to
Orumba South Local Government Area, where Chidinma hails from, Chief
Obi Okoli (Idejimba) and Chief Julius Nwankwo (Nwabulu-Omee), told The
Nation that the incident had left them in shock.
and well-trained girl from a Christian home, saw the entire thing as a
set up, but argued that such issues would only happen if somebody
up girl from a good family background and Christian home. There could
be more to this than meets the eyes.”
say anything on the sex scandal involving their daughter, Okoli laughed
and said: “There are ways of handling such issues, and I don’t think the
community will be involved.”
Ogboji community were seeing it as blackmail, adding that none of them
was happy with what happened to their daughter.
that such a thing happened to one of our own, and that is why we want
the authorities concerned to look into the saga appropriately, with a
view to arresting those involved.
were happy. For anybody or group of persons to rubbish her and our
community is what we will not condone.”
been apprehended over the sex scandal, adding that the authorities
should look well in making sure that wrong people were not punished.
organisers, Uche Nworah did not comment on the queen’s allegations when
we contacted him. He instead referred us to the organisation’s earlier
had dissociated themselves from the scandal. Part of the statement
read: “The attention of the management of the Anambra Broadcasting
Service, organisers of the Miss Anambra Beauty Pageant, has been drawn
to a video with lurid contents purportedly showing former Miss Anambra,
Miss Chidinma Okeke (Miss Anambra 2015).
allegedly linked to the lurid content in circulation, has served out her
term as Miss Anambra 2015 and handed over the crown in line with the
terms and conditions of The Miss Anambra pageant.
behaviour/conduct as suggested by the alleged lurid content in
circulation and do not condone such.
Beauty Pageant has been a platform to empower Anambra women and
celebrate our rich culture and heritage. Winners of the pageant are
bound to contracts to be of good conduct and moral behaviour and to
uphold/maintain the honour in their position as queen.
refrain from any personal relationship that could appear to hinder
their ability to perform the duties of their office as queen and role
model, and we do not expect any less.
mere reference already made to the pageant and hereby state that we are
in no way connected to the controversy.
good people of Anambra State, our sponsors, supporters, friends and all
those associated with the Miss Anambra project for the embarrassment the
mere reference to the pageant in the controversy may have caused whilst
reassuring of the good intentions of the Miss Anambra pageant