Following the interview Chidinma Okeke granted The Nation newspaper, where she claimed that ABS pressured her into making her infamous lesbian video, the pageant organizer has now come out to debunk her claims. In a post on Facebook, one Uche Nworah wrote:

There is an Igbo saying that the more you repeat a lie, at some point people may begin to believe that it is the truth. On this former Miss Anambra sex scandal, the management of the Anambra Broadcasting Service had previously released a press statement disassociating the organisation from it. We still stand on that statement.

We have also made statements on the matter to the law enforcement authorities. We understand that Miss Chidinma Okeke has also made statements to the law enforcement authorities so we eagerly await their findings.It is however important that I correct certain statements that are being made on this forum and in other fora especially concerning the interview Miss Chidinma Okeke granted the Nation newspaper today.

There appears to be a Mission agenda to push falsehood to the public and in so doing malign me and the Anambra Broadcasting Service over a matter that we know nothing about. It appears that our silence over the matter, except the press statement we issued earlier is now being exploited by those who are bent on using the Miss Anambra sex scandal to settle political scores in Anambra state. It would also appear that Miss Chidinma Okeke has become a pawn in a larger politically motivated conspiracy.

      The ABS as a socially responsible organisation fulfilled to the letter every part of the contract signed with Miss Chidinma Okeke, former Miss Anambra. This includes paying ALL her prize money of the sum of one million Naira only.

This was paid in instalments in line with the contract. An initial sum of N500,000 was paid to her after she signed her contract and the balance of N500,000 was paid in N50,000 instalments over a 10 month period. She collected her last instalment of N50,000 on the 11th of October 2016, the day she handed over the crown to the organisers. We have records of her signing for all the payments. We had to take the measure of inviting the former Miss Anambra to the office on this date as that was the day an anonymous individual had forwarded the videos to myself and some other persons I do not know accusing the former queen of being a lesbian. The person said he was in possession of such similar videos numbering over 10 allegedly showing the former queen in lesbian acts, as well as her friends in the lesbian video performing sexual acts with men. Details of these WhatsApp messages have been made available to the law enforcement authorities. We took this decision as we did not want the brand to be smeared with such a scandal as contained in Clause 1 of the contract.

After the handover of the crown by Miss Chidinma Okeke to the Miss Anambra project executives in the presence of the ABS management in the office of the ABS MD/CEO, I dismissed all the other members of the management with the exception of the ABS lawyer and one of the Miss Anambra project executives.

I went on to show Miss Chidinma Okeke the videos I had received that day from the anonymous individual and the messages from the person, I then asked her if she had any knowledge of the video and she said yes. I advised her to go home and confide in her family. I have not seen nor spoken to her since that day as I do not know her whereabouts. Miss Chidinma Okeke was not forced to sign the contract under duress as alleged, rather a certain Nwakonobi Ifeanyi who is married to her sister and acting as her guardian co-signed with her after they had taken the contract home, studied and consulted over it.

        As a respectable pageant, we have certain rules and regulations guiding participation in the pageant and conduct of the queen during her reign. During her one year reign, we supported Miss Chidinma Okeke the very best way we could including sponsoring her to represent Nigeria in the Miss Intercontinental pageant which held in Frankfurt Germany in December 2015.

      There is an Igbo saying that the more you

repeat a lie, at some point people may

begin to believe that it is the truth.

On this former Miss Anambra sex scandal,

the management of the Anambra

Broadcasting Service had previously

released a press statement disassociating

the organisation from it. We still stand on

that statement.

We have also made statements on the

matter to the law enforcement authorities.

We understand that Miss Chidinma Okeke

has also made statements to the law

enforcement authorities so we eagerly

await their findings.

It is however important that I correct certain

statements that are being made on this

forum and in other fora especially

concerning the interview Miss Chidinma

Okeke granted the Nation newspaper today.

There appears to be an agenda to push

falsehood to the public and in so doing

malign me and the Anambra Broadcasting

Service over a matter that we know nothing

about.

It appears that our silence over the matter,

except the press statement we issued

earlier is now being exploited by those who

are bent on using the Miss Anambra sex

scandal to settle political scores in

Anambra state.

It would also appear that Miss Chidinma

Okeke has become a pawn in a larger

politically motivated conspiracy.

The ABS as a socially responsible

organisation fulfilled to the letter every part

of the contract signed with Miss Chidinma

Okeke, former Miss Anambra. This includes

paying ALL her prize money of the sum of

one million Naira only.

This was paid in instalments in line with the

contract. An initial sum of N500,000 was

paid to her after she signed her contract

and the balance of N500,000 was paid in

N50,000 instalments over a 10 month

period.

She collected her last instalment of

N50,000 on the 11th of October 2016, the

day she handed over the crown to the

organisers. We have records of her signing

for all the payments. We had to take the

measure of inviting the former Miss

Anambra to the office on this date as that

was the day an anonymous individual had

forwarded the videos to myself and some

other persons I do not know accusing the

former queen of being a lesbian.

The person said he was in possession of

such similar videos numbering over 10

allegedly showing the former queen in

lesbian acts, as well as her friends in the

lesbian video performing sexual acts with

men. Details of these WhatsApp messages

have been made available to the law

enforcement authorities. We took this

decision as we did not want the brand to be

smeared with such a scandal as contained

in Clause 1 of the contract.

After the handover of the crown by Miss

Chidinma Okeke to the Miss Anambra

project executives in the presence of the

ABS management in the office of the ABS

MD/CEO, I dismissed all the other members

of the management with the exception of

the ABS lawyer and one of the Miss

Anambra project executives.

I went on to show Miss Chidinma

Okeke the videos I had received that

day from the anonymous individual

and the messages from the person, I

then asked her if she had any

knowledge of the video and she said

yes. I advised her to go home and

confide in her family. I have not

seen nor spoken to her since that

day as I do not know her

whereabouts.

Miss Chidinma Okeke was not forced

to sign the contract under duress as

alleged, rather a certain Nwakonobi

Ifeanyi who is married to her sister

and acting as her guardian co-signed

with her after they had taken the

contract home, studied and

consulted over it.

As a respectable pageant, we have

certain rules and regulations guiding

participation in the pageant and

conduct of the queen during her

reign. During her one year reign, we

supported Miss Chidinma Okeke the

very best way we could including

sponsoring her to represent Nigeria

in the Miss Intercontinental pageant

which held in Frankfurt Germany in

December 2015.

We sponsored her alongside one of

the contestants who represented São

Tomé. This was our way of creating

opportunities for them and opening

doors to international fame and

modelling. Though not stated in the

contract but we also secured a free

unlimited one year business class

return tickets to any destination in

Nigeria for her and her chaperon

from one of our airline sponsors.

There is no iota of truth in the

allegation that ABS is blackmailing

Chidinma Okeke over monies

realised at her birthday party. As our

reigning queen, we organised a

birthday party for her and used the

occasion to present to the public her

pet project.

The event was co-sponsored by her

uncle who was also at the event

alongside veteran Nollywood actor,

Sir Obi Okoli who did not stay till the

end. Miss Chidinma Okeke and her

uncle can testify that no money was

realised at the event as it was not a

fund raising. Rather, the guests that

spoke encouraged her with words.

The Miss Anambra Beauty Pageant

platform is indeed a wonderful one.

There is nothing wrong with the

pageant. We have had winners and

participants on the platform who

have gone on to do big things in

their lives and modelling careers.

The pageant is solely private sector

funded.

The state government does not

sponsor the pageant so please do

not believe the false story that the

Anambra state government spends

millions of Naira sponsoring the

pageant.

If you live in Awka or Anambra state,

you will confirm that it is usually a

big event which generates a lot of

excitement and buzz. As an

organisation, the pageant generates

entertainment content and some

revenue for the ABS.

From the audition to the final event

itself, the contestants are treated

with the highest respect, courtesy

and dignity.

They sign a document detailing dos

and donts and pledge to be of good

conduct and behaviour both during

camp and during the reign of the

eventual winner. In the past, the

organisers have had to dismiss some

finalists from camp for misconduct,

one for giving her number out to a

hotel guest where they are camped

and another for being rude to fellow

contestants and the chaperon.

The pageant is judged to the highest

standard. The judges are usually

former acclaimed national beauty

queens and showbiz personalities.

The pageant overall is managed by a

Pageant Creative Director who is a

former Miss Nigeria. We take every

care to ensure that we deliver a

good show every year.

There are no preconditions of

appearing in a sex video to contest

in the Miss Anambra pageant. We

have had hundreds of contestants on

the pageant and they can testify to

that. It makes no sense to try to

blame the organisers over an act

that is as a result of one’s folly and

greed.

If perhaps the said Miss Chidinma

Okeke fell victim to conmen who

tricked her into believing that she

will win a beauty pageant if she

appears in a sex video, if she goes

ahead and participates in the said

video and the conmen turn around to

blackmail her and extort money from

her with the sex video, how can I or

the ABS be blamed for that? Did the

other participants and contestants on

the show suffer the same fate?

Regarding the issue of the Miss

Anambra vehicle, in line with clause

10 of the contract, the vehicle is an

official car which the organisers

reserve the right to withdraw at the

end of the queen’s reign.

It does appear that the issue of the

car is what concerns the former

queen the most as statements to the

media by her father, and even text

messages to me and discussions

from people from her camp suggest

so but clearly as can be seen from

the contract, the ABS acted as per

contract signed.

It is obvious that those who have

been at the forefront pushing this

falsehood and allegation that I, Uche

Nworah or the ABS has anything to

do with this have ulterior motives.

In this day and age of social media,

it is now easy for anybody to

manufacture falsehood and post on

social media for the unsuspecting

public to read, like and share but in

the end truth triumphs There is an Igbo saying that the more you

repeat a lie, at some point people may

begin to believe that it is the truth.

On this former Miss Anambra sex scandal,

the management of the Anambra

Broadcasting Service had previously

released a press statement disassociating

the organisation from it. We still stand on

that statement.

We have also made statements on the

matter to the law enforcement authorities.

We understand that Miss Chidinma Okeke

has also made statements to the law

enforcement authorities so we eagerly

await their findings.

It is however important that I correct certain

statements that are being made on this

forum and in other fora especially

concerning the interview Miss Chidinma

Okeke granted the Nation newspaper today.

There appears to be an agenda to push

falsehood to the public and in so doing

malign me and the Anambra Broadcasting

Service over a matter that we know nothing

about.

It appears that our silence over the matter,

except the press statement we issued

earlier is now being exploited by those who

are bent on using the Miss Anambra sex

scandal to settle political scores in

Anambra state.

It would also appear that Miss Chidinma

Okeke has become a pawn in a larger

politically motivated conspiracy.

The ABS as a socially responsible

organisation fulfilled to the letter every part

of the contract signed with Miss Chidinma

Okeke, former Miss Anambra. This includes

paying ALL her prize money of the sum of

one million Naira only.

This was paid in instalments in line with the

contract. An initial sum of N500,000 was

paid to her after she signed her contract

and the balance of N500,000 was paid in

N50,000 instalments over a 10 month

period.

She collected her last instalment of

N50,000 on the 11th of October 2016, the

day she handed over the crown to the

organisers. We have records of her signing

for all the payments. We had to take the

measure of inviting the former Miss

Anambra to the office on this date as that

was the day an anonymous individual had

forwarded the videos to myself and some

other persons I do not know accusing the

former queen of being a lesbian.

The person said he was in possession of

such similar videos numbering over 10

allegedly showing the former queen in

lesbian acts, as well as her friends in the

lesbian video performing sexual acts with

men. Details of these WhatsApp messages

have been made available to the law

enforcement authorities. We took this

decision as we did not want the brand to be

smeared with such a scandal as contained

in Clause 1 of the contract.

After the handover of the crown by Miss

Chidinma Okeke to the Miss Anambra

project executives in the presence of the

ABS management in the office of the ABS

MD/CEO, I dismissed all the other members

of the management with the exception of

the ABS lawyer and one of the Miss

Anambra project executives.

I went on to show Miss Chidinma

Okeke the videos I had received that

day from the anonymous individual

and the messages from the person, I

then asked her if she had any

knowledge of the video and she said

yes. I advised her to go home and

confide in her family. I have not

seen nor spoken to her since that

day as I do not know her

whereabouts.

Miss Chidinma Okeke was not forced

to sign the contract under duress as

alleged, rather a certain Nwakonobi

Ifeanyi who is married to her sister

and acting as her guardian co-signed

with her after they had taken the

contract home, studied and

consulted over it.

As a respectable pageant, we have

certain rules and regulations guiding

participation in the pageant and

conduct of the queen during her

reign. During her one year reign, we

supported Miss Chidinma Okeke the

very best way we could including

sponsoring her to represent Nigeria

in the Miss Intercontinental pageant

which held in Frankfurt Germany in

December 2015.

We sponsored her alongside one of

the contestants who represented São

Tomé. This was our way of creating

opportunities for them and opening

doors to international fame and

modelling. Though not stated in the

contract but we also secured a free

unlimited one year business class

return tickets to any destination in

Nigeria for her and her chaperon

from one of our airline sponsors.

There is no iota of truth in the

allegation that ABS is blackmailing

Chidinma Okeke over monies

realised at her birthday party. As our

reigning queen, we organised a

birthday party for her and used the

occasion to present to the public her

pet project.

The event was co-sponsored by her

uncle who was also at the event

alongside veteran Nollywood actor,

Sir Obi Okoli who did not stay till the

end. Miss Chidinma Okeke and her

uncle can testify that no money was

realised at the event as it was not a

fund raising. Rather, the guests that

spoke encouraged her with words.

The Miss Anambra Beauty Pageant

platform is indeed a wonderful one.

There is nothing wrong with the

pageant. We have had winners and

participants on the platform who

have gone on to do big things in

their lives and modelling careers.

The pageant is solely private sector

funded.

The state government does not

sponsor the pageant so please do

not believe the false story that the

Anambra state government spends

millions of Naira sponsoring the

pageant.

If you live in Awka or Anambra state,

you will confirm that it is usually a

big event which generates a lot of

excitement and buzz. As an

organisation, the pageant generates

entertainment content and some

revenue for the ABS.

From the audition to the final event

itself, the contestants are treated

with the highest respect, courtesy

and dignity.

They sign a document detailing dos

and donts and pledge to be of good

conduct and behaviour both during

camp and during the reign of the

eventual winner. In the past, the

organisers have had to dismiss some

finalists from camp for misconduct,

one for giving her number out to a

hotel guest where they are camped

and another for being rude to fellow

contestants and the chaperon.

The pageant is judged to the highest

standard. The judges are usually

former acclaimed national beauty

queens and showbiz personalities.

The pageant overall is managed by a

Pageant Creative Director who is a

former Miss Nigeria. We take every

care to ensure that we deliver a

good show every year.

There are no preconditions of

appearing in a sex video to contest

in the Miss Anambra pageant. We

have had hundreds of contestants on

the pageant and they can testify to

that. It makes no sense to try to

blame the organisers over an act

that is as a result of one’s folly and

greed.

If perhaps the said Miss Chidinma

Okeke fell victim to conmen who

tricked her into believing that she

will win a beauty pageant if she

appears in a sex video, if she goes

ahead and participates in the said

video and the conmen turn around to

blackmail her and extort money from

her with the sex video, how can I or

the ABS be blamed for that? Did the

other participants and contestants on

the show suffer the same fate?

Regarding the issue of the Miss

Anambra vehicle, in line with clause

10 of the contract, the vehicle is an

official car which the organisers

reserve the right to withdraw at the

end of the queen’s reign.

It does appear that the issue of the car is what concerns the former queen the most as statements to the media by her father, and even text messages to me and discussions from people from her camp suggest so but clearly as can be seen from the contract, the ABS acted as per contract signed. It is obvious that those who have been at the forefront pushing this falsehood and allegation that I, Uche Nworah or the ABS has anything to do with this have ulterior motives. In this day and age of social media, it is now easy for anybody to manufacture falsehood and post on social media for the unsuspecting public to read, like and share but in the end truth triumphs.

The state government does not sponsor the pageant so please do not believe the false story that the Anambra state government spends millions of Naira sponsoring the pageant. If you live in Awka or Anambra state, you will confirm that it is usually a big event which generates a lot of excitement and buzz. As an organisation, the pageant generates entertainment content and some revenue for the ABS. From the audition to the final event itself, the contestants are treated with the highest respect, courtesy and dignity. They sign a document detailing dos and donts and pledge to be of good conduct and behaviour both during camp and during the reign of the eventual winner. In the past, the organisers have had to dismiss some finalists from camp for misconduct, one for giving her number out to a hotel guest where they are camped and another for being rude to fellow contestants and the chaperon. The pageant is judged to the highest standard. The judges are usually former acclaimed national beauty queens and showbiz personalities.

The pageant overall is managed by a Pageant Creative Director who is a former Miss Nigeria. We take every care to ensure that we deliver a good show every year. There are no preconditions of appearing in a sex video to contest in the Miss Anambra pageant. We have had hundreds of contestants on the pageant and they can testify to that. It makes no sense to try to blame the organisers over an act that is as a result of one’s folly and greed. If perhaps the said Miss Chidinma Okeke fell victim to conmen who tricked her into believing that she will win a beauty pageant if she appears in a sex video, if she goes ahead and participates in the said video and the conmen turn around to blackmail her and extort money from her with the sex video, how can I or the ABS be blamed for that? Did the other participants and contestants on the show suffer the same fate?

Regarding the issue of the Miss Anambra vehicle, in line with clause 10 of the contract, the vehicle is anvofficial car which the organisers reserve the right to withdraw at the end of the queen’s reign. It does appear that the issue of the car is what concerns the former queen the most as statements to the media by her father, and even text messages to me and discussions from people from her camp suggest so but clearly as can be seen from the contract, the ABS acted as per contract signed. It is obvious that those who have been at the forefront pushing this falsehood and allegation that I, Uche Nworah or the ABS has anything to do with this have ulterior motives. In this day and age of social media, it is now easy for anybody to manufacture falsehood and post on social media for the unsuspecting public to read, like and share but in the end truth triumphs