If you have been wondering where all the cute, hardworking Nigerian men are, well look no further as they will all be under the same roof come 9th of June 2012. The 3rd edition of ‘Mr. Ideal Nigerian ‘would be taking place this year at the prestigious Spicery hotel, Oniru Estate, Lagos.‘Mr. Ideal Nigerian’ is a pageant aimed at celebrating the man with a fit body and an entrepreneurial mind; a man who has the ability to communicate and inspire. The winner gets to start his own business and also represent Nigeria at the Mister Earth Worldwide pageant. He will also receive endorsement deals which include gracing the cover of Ultimate Fitness Magazine. He will receive suits for a year provided by Mutay De latusche, causals by Dre storms and shoes by Leather ‘n’ soul.

This year, there are 37 finalists including Mr. Ideal FCT! And we will be seeing Akwa Ibom , Yobe and Plateau states debut in the competition this year. August 2011 saw the start of the search for Mr. Ideal Nigeria representatives starting with Niger state and since then 25 states pageants have been held! And these have all added to the anticipation of the pageant this year.

The online voting kicks off on the 1st of May at Mridealnigeria.Com , and the preliminary judging will be held on the 5th of June. A combination of these will determine who makes it into the top 16 of this years’ pageant and on the grand finale on the 9th of June, the contestants will compete in beach wear, evening suits and the final questions.

Wale Bello, winner of the maiden edition of Mr Ideal Nigeria in 2010


Ayotunde Fabamwo , president of the Mr. Ideal Nigeria says ‘2012 is the best line up we have had in years and we promise an electrifying show! The Mr. Ideal Nigeria is committed to empowering young men, we are not selling a dream, we are building a future for the young men who are contesting in our pageant. We are confident that the new Mr. Ideal Nigeria will benefit the country and will move us all a step closer toward building a greater Nigeria’

In light of all the violence that has been happening in the country, this year the pageant will be raising money for Project Friendship Initiative, a non-governmental organization that helps to promote peace in the country. The winner will also go on to be the ambassador for Goge Foundation which is run by Goge Africa TV.

The Mr. Ideal Nigeria was first held in Akure in the year 2010, and Mr Kwara have won both the 2010 and 2011 edition , this year maybe we will see a shake up or will Kwara state still hold the title? We will find out soon! Check out the Contestants at Mridealnigeria.Com and also FB Mr Ideal Nigeria 2012. State Finalists

A small selection of some of the contestants

This year’s edition of the pageant is sponsored by Clicloc Nigeria with affiliation with the pageant with Mister Earth worldwide pageant, Goge Africa TV are the official TV media partners of this year’s edition.



Ayotunde Ajiboye, Mr Ideal Nigeria 2011 winner



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