|Adandigbo 2013; Ginikachukwu Linda Ezewuzie|
1st December 2013 would linger in the memory of Igbos for a long time as this was the day the Adandiigbo organization marked the ninth season of the Most Beautiful Igbo Girl Cultural Pageant . it would have been seen as any other event in Igbo land, but no, this was not the case , different tribes and tongues gathered to listen and watch the language of the Igbo people being displayed in an effort to preserve the Igbo culture .a fusion of ethnic nationalities trying hard to understand the language and way of life of a people
The event was preceded by one week of intensive lectures on Igbo culture grooming and lectures to 19 contestants for the coveted Igbo queen crown, press conferences and preparations for the event .Akaraka plaques were presented to outstanding Igbos and friends to the Igbos such as GU Okeke, Her Excellency Mrs Joyce Afolabi , Mrs Kema Chikwe , Porico of Wazobia FM and Spaceman of radio Port Harcourt Also Spectacular music acts such as Rugged prince, cute flames ,Saro wiwa , Dandy Boy and Duncan Mighty were acknowledged with Akaraka awards .From the governors category , Mr Peter Obi Was declared the best governor from Igboland in the year 2013 .
Top on the list of Dignitaries that graced the event were chief Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu , the Akpunwa of Igboland , Eze jude Ihenetu , Ezeigbo 1 of Ghana , Ohaneze leaders in Rivers and Bayelsa .Hon engr Tony uche C Ezekwelu ohaneze youth wing chairman amongst so many other dignitaries, the Nollywood crew was led by Bobby ogoloma .
After a tedious battle amongst the 19 maidens Ginikachukwu Linda Ezewuzie beat all other 18 contestants to emerge the Adandiigbo; The Most beautiful Igbo girl. Ginika is a computer science student from the Federal University of Science and Technology (Futo), an indigene of Adazienu in Aniocha LGA of Anambra State. She steps into the shoes of Hrm Ogwueleka Chidalu Adandiigbo 2012 a pharmacy student of Unizik .
The other winners at the event were:
Ada Abia-HRM Peace Nwanosike
Ada Anambra-HRM Aguocha Chichebem
Ada Imo-HRM Adinma Ngozi
Ada Ebonyi-HRM Ifunanya iyiakaImo
Ada Delta-HRM Adaeze Omere
Ada Enugu-HRM Chilemanya Ugwu
The Adandiigbo cultural pageant is an effort by the Igbo’s to preserve their cultural heritage ,its in its 9th year and is sponsored by individual Nigerians that place value on culture and preservation of the Igbo language amongst Igbo maidens .
Adandigbo Beauty And Cultural Pageant Publicity Committee