Human Rights


The management of Anambra Broadcasting Service, organisers of the Miss Anambra Beauty Pageant, have dissociated themselves from the winner after sex tapes she was allegedly involved in were made public.

They made this made known in a statement issued on the ABS website on Thursday.

According to the release, the leaked sex tape video purportedly showing Chidinma Okeke, who was Miss Anambra 2015, engaging in lesbian sex with a female partner is an embarrassment to the esteemed brand.

Consequently, they said, Ms. Okeke has automatically 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 to a new queen.

“We condemn in clear terms any amoral behaviour/ conduct as suggested by the alleged lurid content in circulation and do not condone such. It is on record that The Miss Anambra 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.

“Winners of the pageant also contract to 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. We therefore wish to dissociate The Miss Anambra pageant from any discussions on the said allegations. We feel sufficiently perturbed by the mere reference already made to the pageant and hereby state that we are in no way connected to the controversy,” the statement read.

In conclusion, they added, ” We apologize to the government and 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 franchise.”

Meanwhile, the embattled ex-beauty queen has alleged a threat to her life for wanting to unravel the mystery behind her dethronement.

The ousted queen revealed that she had initially called for a press conference on Thursday to unravel the circumstances surrounding her predicament.

This is according to a post on her Facebook account, which has since been deleted.

Ms. Okeke has also disabled comments on her Facebook account.

The post read, “Good morning all. This is Chidinma Okeke, Miss Anambra 2015, considering the need to make the world know the truth about the trending scandal and what we have been going through before, then and now I decided to address a world press conference at the NUJ press centre Awka today.

But from the moment I made public this intention I have been under siege of threats by my blackmailers. They are seriously threatening to shoot me at the press conference if I ever open my mouth to say real truth about the ugly episode. My life is under serious threat if they succeed in killing me today the world already know my traducers the truth is unearthed.”