By Charity Uwakwe
The senior Pastor of Worldbase Assembly, Worldwide, Bishop Humphrey Erumaka has charged the newly crowned Ada-Igbo Nigeria, Queen Emenike Emmanuella Chidera to honor God in her reign.
Bishop Erumaka who described the winner of the Nationwide contest as a round peg in a round hole commended her for her resounding victory.
Pioneering President of the Epistle Communication Ministries during a telephone chat with FamousReporters, noted without mincing words that the victory was merited.
The Clergy who commended Queen Emmanuella, urged her to remain upright, and ensure that all of her activities are appropriately carried out to ensure a successful reign.
“My advice is that she should at all times remain upright, behave well and manage her reign well; honour God in her. She’s my daughter and I fully was involved. It is a merited victory.
He, however, blamed parents for careless attitude towards exposing their children to core Igbo culture, values and norms.
He, therefore, used the medium to advise every Igbo child to endeavour to imbibe the culture and uphold same with focus on the language.
Speaking earlier in an interview with FamousReporters, Miss Igbo Nigeria 2020/2021 expressed profound gratitude to the organiser of the contest, Miss Chidimma Cynthia.
Queen Chidera told FamousReporters that, the essence of the pageant as disclosed by the US organiser was to resuscitate and promote the dying Igbo culture.
“I contested for Miss Igbo Nigeria, a pageant that is usually held in America. It was a concept developed by Miss Chidimma Cynthia, an Anambra lady who is based in the USA and is passionate about the Igbo nation. She developed the concept: ‘Miss concept America’. Her aim is to promote the Igbo culture.
Speaking amidst ecstasy, 21-years-old proud daughter of Umeze Avodim Ubakala attributed her win to the Almighty God, who showed her favour.
She thanked immensely Bishop Humphrey Erumaka and the SSG to the Governor of Abia State, Barr. Chris Ezem for their relentless support all through the contest.
Queen Chidera who spoke with an aura of optimism and confidence, reiterated that her only anxiety during the various stages was fear of manipulation of results.
She said: “I feared that it could be manipulated and that was my only fear because I wanted it to be free and fair. I had confidence in myself that when when it comes Igbo culture, I really know the culture very well and I’m ever ready to represent it. So, I said: ‘oh Lord, let them be just and upright in declaring the winner. Let it just be free and fair’. That was my prayer because in Nigeria presently, once you have money or connection, you can have whatever. They no longer consider what you have or what you can offer. So, I prayed and I believed God for an impartial judgement and to the glory of God, my prayer was answered.
Asked who her posed as a threat to her among other contestants, the selfless beautiful, proud Igbo daughter said euphorically:
“Her name is Ugochinyere Eze, she’s from Mbaise, in Imo State. She was so good although there were some aspects of it that I had to teach her like Igbo proverbs. I thought her even though I knew it was a contest.”
Speaking further, she said:by
“I was expecting the victory from the beginning because the contest had four segments; the first one was the video aspect which I won; the second one was the Instagram contest but I wasn’t able to participate in that because my smart phone was faulty and so I couldn’t access the Instagram to contest; while the 3rd was the online voting wherein I won two segments out of the contest remaining the other two. Finally, at the stage participation, I had one of the best presentations and with that, I was certain that I would win.”
Queen Chidera emerged winner of the contest with a total number of 530 votes at the final stage of the contest held in Owerri, Imo State.
I want to remind my friends and my fans who voted me that I love them and I shall represent them well.
“To my mum, Mrs. Glory Nneka Ememike and my Dad, Dr. Emmanuel Ememike, my Uncle, Bishop Humphrey Erumaka, the SSG to the Governor, Barr. Chris Ezem and my great boss,
Adekaya Olusegun, I love you all and I shall make you proud.
“And to Miss Chidimma Cynthia, I can’t thank you enough; I shall make you proud. And by the grace of God, I shall uphold the dignity of the Igbo culture and in my reign, our culture shall be promoted”, she pledged.