- but the amount of money remitted. The table was worth 100k each..
The first question you should ask is why a girl like me who represents all things classy and
fabulous stands for should allow herself to go for a low credibility pageant …. I only saw an opportunity
for Petite ladies like me who actually lack a platform, it personally excited me and I was even prepared
to push the brand if it turned out legit whether I was crowned queen or not. I also needed something
out of my normal routine and a chance to meet and network with other beautiful petit ladies and even
the ‘not petite at all’ contestant. I am also big on doing things for yourself legit so I would rather win a
car than sleep around for it so I saw my chance, I was tired of trekking.
Saw my chance
The Scam Team: 1st of all we never really knew the
- Melisa: the brain behind this was a contestant in Most beautiful girl in Lagos who couldn’t make
it to top 15, that was where she met the rest of the ‘team’. She was probably upset and
frustrated and decided to have a scam of her own, poor girl. 08092736523. I think the only good
thing about her is her skin which I am hone
- stly crushing on
- ICE: the vice president of the pageant and the boo to Melissa
- Mr Brown: the number 1 sexual offender on the list. The moment he opened his mouth to
address us the first day we came I lost faith in the credibility of the contest. The poor English,
the even worse pidgin, the crude jokes and the desperation. He is the organizer of MBGL
- Telema gibbs : the rudest of the bunch . he never failed to verbally harass any lady forgetting of
course that we were supposed to be ‘queens’. He insulted publicly and privately and he took
squeezing out money from us as his personal mission.
- Iyke francis: the choreographer. He spanked one of the contestant (physical abuse) and
constantly was on bitch mode
- George : I guess he was the sanest of the bunch, just unfortunate a nice man like him will get
entangled with such.
- David: brother of Melissa. No real relevance, just thriving on his sisters pageant and using it to
feel powerful, he was always feeling insulted for some weird reason
- Fellowship: every hen house needs a rooster, I jokingly called him the camp whore on many
Needs a rooster
occasions, I actually meant it. He seemed sane. Nice and friendly. Like George he wasn’t verbally
By the way our introductory letter mentioned a certain OMOLABI A. And acknowledged it as the
president and creative director… I never met an Omolabi.
Before the pageant I was warned, the word pageant is now becoming synonymous to scam but I
believed this would be free and fair considering this was their maiden edition and I believed they were
wise enough to understand that if they did this right other editions will be a roller coaster, the bible
knew that when the wisest man that ever lived said that a good name is better than riches…
I pulled up at the camp venue CITILODGE HOTEL, LEKKI in my fancy uber, (we were asked to come in nice
cars as the entrance was to be filmed) at exactly midday Wednesday 23rd September 2015 I met no
camera crew. The hotel had no porters to help with the luggage which I found pretty weird. I honestly
thought we would be checked into our rooms on arrival but we had to wait in this hall upstairs for
roughly 5 hours un attended to. It was there I had my first encounter with GIBBS, I mean he had
harassed me with calls and bbm pings before that day which made me less fond of him. That day I was
called to the hot seat and asked about my remittance, I offered my figure and got my first insult and was
reminded that if my remittance didn’t meet the individual target they had set I would be thrown out of
the camp, I was screamed at…that is one thing I cannot tolerate, you talk to a woman with respect all
I was screamed at
day every day, these people knew nothing about social graces and how to talk. I decided to be quiet and
go with the flow, I needed to understand what I was in for before involving my friends who are of course
too important to meddle in child’s play. Back to reality I watched as other girls got called up and
screamed at because of ticket money. That was when I knew these folks were HUNGRY.
At about 6, Mr Brown came to address us. Of course he came with a harsh disrespectful tune. The crew
were absolutely tactless, for some reason they believed screaming at us and speaking rudely to us will
somehow get them the respect they very well don’t deserve and get us to spit out cash for them, I feel
Respect they very
sorry for those who fell for that. Back to Browns opening speech he hammered on the ticket sales and
said we must do everything it takes, then he made a weird statement which I quote ‘ I know you all are
above 18 and no one here is a virgin, see in Nigeria if you want to get anything you must get down, all
the actresses and beauty queens that are rich and popular how do you think they did it, ask tonto dikeh
if it is her acting that is giving her money…’ he went on and all and the moral lesson was you are a fine
girl you have a body, use it
You have a body use
FINALLY we got assigned rooms and carried our luggage all the way, we were given roughly a hour to
settle in before our first rehearsals. A while later I was called into Mr Browns room where the whole
crew was gathered again I was asked what amount I had remitted, I gave my figure and got blasted
about how I was taking it lightly (why wouldn’t I , i wasn’t convinced these people had pure intentions, I
wasn’t about to embarrass myself and my friends) then it got hotter, I was questioned about my
virginity and relationship status and told point blank that I needed to step up my game and ‘prostitute’
to sell their tickets. We were to club that night and I was instructed to sell my market. They even said I
have to be ready to cheat on my boyfriend if I wanted their crown. They asked me how far I was willing
to go for the pageant ‘as far as necessary I replied’ and they said will I sleep with anyone for it and I
Far as necessary I replied and
point blank said NO, then brown said if they needed to seal a deal worth 2million with shell and the
person that wants to sign it wants to get down with me what will I do… I made them understand that I
will not be down for any of that crap and then I was asked to leave and not say anything about it to
anyone and reminded that we were out for the night with ‘the high and mighty’ in the society so I
should remember to ‘sell my market’. At this point I believed I had enough of their nonsense and will
just pack up and go home, but I called a friend who told me to stay and stand my ground as a good
Christian girl and just see how it all goes I was reminded that I am in it to win it and winning here is
relative that moment I changed my status to ‘we win by righteousness’ and that was the slogan that
Changed my status
took me through that perilous camp.
That night we were carried to Shades lounge vi, a well-known hangout spot for cheap prostitutes (not
even runs girls) and before we got off the bus we were reminded to ‘sell our market’ which of course
meant we should throw ourselves on men and trade sexual favors for them to buy our tickets .we were
instructed to be WILD FOR THE NIGHT . I sat down not even willing to stress myself, had a chilled coke
and was observing, the men mostly white men looked upon us like vulture who have seen choice meat
to scavenge, I mean we were pretty girls and were nothing like the roadside hoes they were used to
And were nothing like the
meeting at that place that was were wed met kade and Celina for the first time. The organizers dragged
us up and instructed us to mingle and toast men that have no balls to toast us and then hoe with them.
It was belittling the way the men addressed and handled some of our ladies with absolutely no respect. I
made a new friend and I gossiped with him all night, he had read the situation and when we got talking
he told me plainly that I am a smart girl and I shouldn’t fall for the pranks, then he assessed most of the
guys in the lounge and told me they wouldn’t even buy the tickets all they wanted was casual sex. So I
Lounge and told me
just stuck with him at least it was safer than floating amongst a pack of wolves. Truly just 2 people made
In the bus I had noticed Miss Lagos was the one that had made the call to Celina this was the first time I
got suspicious, I had spotted a contestant that was that close with the organizers and judges. I started
becoming cautious and doubting then credibility even more
I may not be able to address everyday one by one I would just talk on key areas.
We were taken clubbing twice and instructed to sell market. It particularly vexed me the way they tried
to make us feel. On countless occasions they demanded we be grateful to them that they were giving us
opportunities numerous girls are hustling for. It is sad to know that a lot of girls pass through a lot of
physical, verbal and emotional abuse coupled with fraud because they actually want to partake in a
Verbal and emotional
pageant which is supposed to be a delectable experience.
Another embarrassing day was the day we were taken to visit the motherless baby’s home. We were all
made to drop 5,000 naira each to buy stuff for the kids, this was another scam. 17 girls dropping 5000
means a whooping 85,000 naira and all that was bought for the kids were a milo refill pack, a milk refill
pack, a small carton of indomie, a big pack of pampers nappies which in total didn’t cost up to 5000. I
knew these people were evil but stealing from the poor keeps it on another whole level. We were even
made to ’sell market’ in ebaeno the supermarket we did the shopping at. I frankly enjoyed the visit to
the motherless babies’ home, it was a beautiful and emotional experience that has also personally
inspired me. The children were special and very happy to see us, I was glad to see that the other ladies
To see us I was glad
were also very passionate about the children.
They also tried to turn us against each other, they kept saying we were rivals and should not trust the
next person, to an extent that was true, but since we were also genuinely interested In having fun they
got it wrong. And because of their agenda they couldn’t risk us being united, we were too strong a force
if up against them.
Did I talk about the food, I love Melissas mom and all but the food wasn’t it at all. Then we were made
And all but
to wash dishes, and sweep. Then we even got insulted ‘we are giving you food you cannot eat in your
house’ like seriously? Housekeeping never came to change our sheets for 5 days, neither was our tissue
supply replenished. The hotel water was terrible and disturbed my skin badly
The two expected winners were lagos and Imo, they were roomatesroommates, they got favours no one
else got. No one was allowed to talk to them anyhow, they didn’t get scolded like the rest of us and they
were always getting called by the organizers. Miss Imo was unusually close to Telema and it was even
Called by the organizers
rumouredrumored they were dating, I honestly wondered why a beautiful girl who seemed classy
enough would bring her self low to date that sort of man, but that wasn’t my business. They were
always put at the front and always chosen to represent. Our interview with NTA they were the 1st names
called and their photos publicized. It was absurd that even our group captain wasn’t even interviewed.
As I mentioned earlier Miss Lagos was a friend to the Judges and they were not afraid to flaunt it even
when her big sister came visiting she was in dep and intimate conversation with the
organisersorganizers, kade and Celina.
We had a prejudging night which I believe was supposed to be used to screen out potential threats and
eliminate them from reaching top 10. We were deceived that if we performed well in the prejudging we
will skyrocket into top10 as this was 30% of our marks. We gave it our best and on the competition day
those that did best in prejudging and hadn’t remitted up to 100,000 were not put in the top 10. The 2nd
and 1st runner up Miss Kogi and Ebonyi did poorly at camp, prejudging and even the finale but their
money spoke for them (unfortunately it was bad investment as they were made to believe paying over
300,000 will get them 1st place). Then I heard they demanded 200,000 from miss akwa-ibom to award
her most photogenic, and miss imo was compensated with Model of the year award.
I would not fail to declare my loss of respect for the judges especially yomi casual whom I previously
held in such high esteem. He gave miss bayelsa face of his brand and I later discovered she was his own
Such high esteem
candidate who he couldn’t really help because she didn’t drop money, he used that to pacify her for not
being able to help her not even reach top 10 . I saw the paper of top3 and other sash holders even
before questions were asked. It upset me that we were used to put up a show. Imagine people who
bought table were given just water and kissmix.
Now about the car to be won, there was no car. Miss Lagos was their insider and had to be crowned
winner because she understood the scam. Firstly on the group; chat the 1st car we saw was a deep blue
matrix and on the competition day we saw a silver matrix. I also noticed the extremely polite way they
I also noticed the extremely
addressed the driver of the car. So when the winner was declared that night the silver car was put up
and pictures taken. We were then instructed again not to leave while the queens rode the matrix to the
hotel. Some of us who disregarded that instruction and got to the hotel early enough were able to see
life as the sticker was removed from the car and the driver drove off with his car.
Overall it was a fun experience, I was able to experience what girls have to go through to get things they
To experience what girls have to go
should be given on a platter of gold. I met a bunch of amazing ladies who seem will be friends for life. I
am more eager than ever to fight for the right of ladies. I believe that if we all join hands together we
can defeat the scams in the guise of pageants. There has to be dignity in pageants, pageants need to
become a celebration of purpose, feminity, beauty and brains and not be abused as a meal tickets by
lazy people. I also want to beg girls out there stop making it easy to be scammed. Don’t let your
desperation give these cheats a platform to execute their evils. Expose anyone that tries to physically or
verbally abuse you. God will help us.|Juliet wrote:
Abuse you God will help
I, Juliet represented miss Akwa Ibom in the face of petite Nigeria 2015 beauty
It all began when my friend told me to be a part of the FOPN contest 2015. I asked
her so much about it because I didn't want to go into something I knew nothing
about. She then gave me the blackberry contact of Telema Gibbs. We got talking and
he seemed really friendly. He made me believe the pageant was free and fair, which
made me take the first step to paying the 5000 Naira application form. Telema said
he liked me and would like to date me, but I told him I couldn't and even if I would,
he would have to wait until the competition was over, but then he told me he knew I
would stop talking to him once the competition was over. I never knew the reason
for this reply, but I guess they knew it would turn out this way.
Guess they knew it would turn
On the day of the audition, we got interviewed and I was one of those that got picked
for the main contest... The ladies that were picked were asked to pay in 10,000
Naira, which was supposed to be our camp fees. We were also given 500,000 Naira
worth of tickets for sale (17 VIP, 10 regular and 3 tables). Our pictures were
uploaded online where people could vote for their favorite contestants. Later on,
there was SMS voting as well. I noticed Melissa and Gibbs didn't really care about
the votes, but the ticket sales. They said we would be doing ourselves a favor if we
sold enough tickets and their reason was for us to have the crowds cheer us up.
Later I got to know it wasn't really the number of ticket sales that mattered to them
Wasn't really the number of ticket sales
but the amount of money remitted. The table was worth 100k each. They will rather
prefer that you sell two tables than sell 10 regulars and VIPs.
Someone I knew wanted to buy two of the tables and all the regulars for my cousins,
but needed to know who owned the pageant. I asked Melissa and she replied "does
it matter?". Eventually, after much talk, she said it was her "BOSS". I wasn't
convinced and decided to ask telema and he said it was the crew (Melissa, telema
I made sure I worked hard on my votes because they said SMS votes carried 30%
and social media carried 10% which totals 40%. I had so many votes, but they
Carried which totals I
refused to release the final result because they wanted to rig the competition.
They took us to clubs and malls to sell tickets, but I was unable to sell any because
I couldn't walk up to anyone. I had already paid 100,000 Naira for one of my tables
and 30,000 Naira for all of my regulars.
I was the captain and the only one allowed to walk around and visit the other rooms
during our stay in camp. The drainage system in the room I stayed was bad, so I
went to lay complaints in the room they called us in privately for questioning. At this
time, Mr Brown was the only one in the room. He started telling me how he had
liked me from the first day of the audition. He tried to have sex with me, but I
refused. I went out of his room, making sure I didn't spend two minutes with him.
The night after they took us to a club for the first time, he asked me to come to his
room again that he has things to say to me as the house captain. I told my roommate,
miss Kogi before I left just so she'll know how everything is going. He started
harassing me while forcing himself on me the moment I came in but thank God
Telema came knocking at the door that night, Mr. brown almost raped me. Telema
called me out and asked what I was doing and I had to explain myself to him and
Melissa. Melissa then said I should speak to her anytime I had problems, which I
did. Mr. brown called my room number to come over every other night, but I
always had one excuse or the other since I already knew all he wanted.
The other since I
Finally, on the 27th, grand finale, just before the final appearance and interview, I
was called by Melissa and George, that I will be given the title of miss photogenic
and that I will have to pay 200k by Tuesday morning or the title will be withdrawn.
She said some other girls are willing to pay even 600,000 Naira, but she just wanted
to give me the title. I asked her if I could still win if I performed really well on stage,
but she said no that the winner would be miss Lagos. I wasn't happy because I had
put in all my effort, time, money and energy to this pageant, only to be told by the
president that I wasn't going to win. I went back in and miss Kogi asked me why all
of a sudden I was no longer happy and I told her it was because the pageant already
had its winner. I just wished everything were free and fair like they said.
I eventually understood why they chose miss Lagos to be the winner when I got to
know that the winner's car was rented. I went in to pick my bags and on my way out,
I saw that the sticker on the car has been peeled out and the car was taken away. My
friends were in the car outside and they told me they saw the car dealers peel off the
stickers on the car. They couldn't risk giving someone else the first place because
they knew they didn't have the price they had promised.
My name is Babayale Juwaedat and I represented Sokoto state in the Face of Petite Nigeria beauty contest.
It was the maiden edition and I can say for a fact that Face of Petite Nigeria is a scam. It was not an organized event and the organizers lack work etiquettes. It was an arranged event where the winner was brought to win because only she could cover up their mess. There was no prize, no car, no cash prize.
We were made to sell tickets in clubs and at the mall. We got embarrassed by different people (male/female) because we were portrayed as cheap sluts. The organizers addressed us with no respect and some even made advances to the girls. One of them made me believe we were in a relationship and tried to use me. I made my mistakes too but I have learned and I deeply regret it. We were made to pay for several unnecessary things.
This is only to reach out to other girls out there who would want to go for the pageant later that it is all a lie. It is no pageant, it is a scam business.
Yeah, we know they'll want to make amendments after this to cover their shame and make us look like liars. You all should know over ten girls won't come out to try say these things if they aren't true, we have things doing, we don't have such time, we only want to help others to not fall victims of what we have.
Hi,my name is folakemi. I represented miss abuja in the face of petite Nigeria pageant. As we all know a beauty pageant to supposed to help build up a woman's confidence and self esteem. But frankly speaking face of petite Nigeria killed my confidence. I don't think I can ever compete in any pageant again without having the mind set that it's never free and fair. Apart from the organizers treating us like animals and raining different insults on us little did we know that they were also deceiving us to collect our money. They made different promises to us in order to motivate us to continue doing the pageant and to strive hard to sell our tickets. But along the line we started to notice different things but we kept calm because we didn't want to believe it was true. After the event it hit us all. When we discovered our instincts has been right all along. They brought someone among themselves to be involved in the pageant to win so that the prizes won't be given to any of us bcos they know if any of us had won and they don't fufil Thier promises they will be sued. And one of the crew who's name is telema called me a bastard due to a misunderstanding he wasn't sure of. Well I don't have anymore to say but to advice other girls out there not to fall a victim. Face of petite Nigeria pageant is a FRAUD I repeat a FRAUD. Be warned
Hi, my name is omotayo. I represented miss kwara in the face of petite nigeria 2015 beauty contest. I was actually into this contest to build my esteem, have confidence, and be able to face people no matter how crowded they are but with the experiences I had in the face of petite nigeria 2015 killed my confidence and also made me hate joining any other pageant. It was so unfair to the extent that we were taken to clubs and shopping mall to sell tickets all because they wanted to earn money and still we were called queens. I did my best selling the tickets before I came to camp but the idea of taking us to clubs to sell tickets wasn't cool at all because we were embarrassed by the people there calling us cheap sluts. We were called queens but do queens bring themselves so low by going to clubs selling tickets. What will they think of us? Is that how desperate they are in need of money? This was so unfair. I even heard someone saying why would they bring queens to sell tickets in a mall? We can't sell our tickets desperately, we all tried our best selling the tickets because we were made clearly that the pageant would be free and fair which it wasn't. Imagine someone getting a table to come for a pageant and all what they were given was a table water and kiss mix and yet they still had the guts to make arrangement for the winners. Face of petite Nigeria is a scam because the prizes that were meant to be given were all lies. According to them the winner will get a brand new car and other benefits, second and first runner up will be given cash prizes but they already had their own plans by deciding their winners to come win the crown because they know if it were to be given to another person we would sue them all. So there were no prizes, the funniest of them all was that after the event the car owners came to take their car. What a shame?? Lolss please anyone reading this should be very careful about participating in a pageant because most of them are scam. Thank you.
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- worth of tickets for sale (17 VIP, 10 regular and.
- Melissa. Melissa then said I should speak to her anytime I had problems, which.
- prefer that you sell two tables than sell 10 regulars and.
- to give me the title. I asked her if I could still win if I performed really.