On the 21st of March 2015 , during a night of Glamour inside the Banquet Hall of Chrisholik Hotels in the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Preparedness with good fortune and turn around the life of 22 years old Onyinyechi Gloria Ikechukwu, an undergraduate of Ken Saro Wiwa polytechnic, Rivers State was crowned the Miss Steph Charity Queen 2015 outshining other beauties to win the most coveted crown.

The beauty queen reveals and shares moments leading to her crowning as the Miss Steph Charity Queen 2015.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF

I am Onyinyechi Gloria Ikechukwu and I’m Miss Steph Charity Queen 2015. Am a student from Ken Saro Wiwa Polythecnic Bori, Rivers State studying insurance and Risk management and currently on my Industrial Training. I hail from Imo State, Mbaitoli LGA. I come from a family of three (Two girls and a boy) Second child precisely.

WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS?

My mum is my role model. A virtuous woman and epitome of a Christian mother. She’s what I aspire to be in the future.

SO HOW DID YOU BECOME A CONTESTANT IN THE PAGEANT?

Actually, I was encouraged by a friend to pick the form, Procrastinated but eventually picked the form.

HAVE YOU PARTICIPATED IN ANY PAGEANT PRIOR TO MISS STEPH CHARITY QUEEN?

Yes, I have but this is my first time of emerging as a winner.

HOW DID YOUR PARENTS REACT TO IT WHEN YOU TOLD THEM YOU WERE TAKING PART IN THE MISS STEPH CHARIY PAGEANT?

From the onset, my mum was never okay with me participating in any pageant because she believes that it entails going nude as other girls do all for pageantry. But her perception changed when she found out that you must not go nude to be a model.

COMING INTO THE COMPETITION AND SEEING THE ARRAY OF BEAUTIFUL CONTESTANTS LIKE YOURSELF, DID YOU THINK YOU STOOD A CHANCE OF WINNING?

Well in camp I must admit, I had lot of competitors and the stake was high but I had to psyche myself back.

HOW WAS LIFE IN CAMP?

I would have to say, camp was amazing. I learnt a lot from the in- house instructors and organizers on the journey of being a queen. We went out on a visit to the compassionate home, and even went shopping. It was really fun. The other contestants wear beautify and talented.

CAN RECALL HOW YOU FELT THAT MOMENT WHEN YOUR NAME CAN WAS CALLED OUT AS THE CROWNED QUEEN OF STEPH FOUNDATION?

Yes I do remember that evening, I also remember been in the top three and knowing for sure that I was not going to win because of the crowd that cheered the first runner up each time she’s on stage. But I was puzzled and surprised when my name was called and the crown put on my head. I was very happy and overwhelmed……and I cried (Laughs and makes a funny face).

(Photo from Miss Steph 2015)

CRIED TOO, ISN’T THAT BECOMING CEREMONIAL AT THE END OF EVERY PAGAENT?

Oh no! There are some tears you cry and you take it but if it is something that means so much to you and has to do with your dream I bet when you achieve that, you will feel it and it will get you all emotional.

ON YOUR PET PROJECT HOW DO YOU INTEND TO RUN IT?

My main aim in my pet project is to empower the less privileged in our society, to create more entrepreneurs who can be able to stand on their own and start up something good to earn a living for themselves in line with the quote that states: ”Give a man fish and you feed him for a day; but teach a man how to fish and you feed him a life time”

AS A CHARIY QUEEN, HOW CAN YOU DEFINE CHARITY?

Charity they say begins at home. To me I see charity as involving myself in the plight of the less privileged and needy.

HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED SINCE YOU WON THE PAGEANT?

My life has changed a lot but my person has not changed at all. I still feel like Onyinyechi. The only thing that has changed is that I am famous apart from that, I’m still grounded in my principles and values.

WHAT LEGACY WILL YOU LOVE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR, EVEN AFTER YOUR REIGN AS A QUEEN?

One thing I know about legacy is that it’s knowing how you will affect the lives of the people around you. In the end, I want to make sure that I am successful with the things I choose to do and be a woman to reckon with in the society.

GIVE A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO GIRLS WHO WOULD LOVE TO BE LIKE YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Let me encourage the girls out there by saying have confidence in yourself and know that whatever it is you want to be in life, you can achieve that if you believe in God and in yourself.

Miss Steph 2015

Mr. Stefano Piotti is proud to announce the organization of Miss Steph 2015 contest.

This is a charity initiative for the development of some talented young individuals.

  • Phase 1: from 20-01-15 to 15-02-15: advertising and collection of applications.
  • Phase 2: Girls audition, screening and final selection: from 15-02 to 28-02.
  • Phase 3: Contest.
  • Phase 4: Event.

Prizes:

  1. Winner: N. 100,000 plus various contracts and events participation.
  2. First runner: N.50,000
  3. Second Runner: N. 30,000.

Total: N. 180,000

AWARDEE’S

  Mr. Valentine Nwaereka popularly known as Porico is an on-air-personality who believes that one can only achieve success when hard work is put in place. Porico is a graduate of OAU Ife. He read Marketing. He started working with Raypower 100.5 FM in Lagos and Radio Nigeria 3 Lagos before proceeding to Wazobia FM Lagos where he got a transfer to Wazobia FM Port Harcourt. Porico as he’s fondly called has bagged home so many awards... 

Mr. Efe Nwabueze Ubuara a.k.a Baba Funky. A native of Delta state. Graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, department of Theatre arts. DPC (d people’s comedian), as he’s called by many started comedy way back at school. He has performed in the prestigious Nite of a thousand laffs, world music day, to mention but a few. He has worked with Raypower 106.5 FM Port Harcourt, Journey Walker, MTN, Dark n Lovely, etc. C.E.O of Comedy Fever and Baba Funky n friends show…

 
 

Fortune Okuenyia hails from Abia state, a degree holder in management from the University of Science and Technology P.H. Fortune whose timbre slays so many has netted home some lifetime awards, such as City People awards, Odudu awards, etc. Her new single is currently rocking the air waves: Baby carry me go…

 O.C Niggi is a Computer science graduate who started his musical carrier in 2008 with resounding ‘HIT SINGLES; Surugede, My Lady, Adure and many more. He later joined the world of broadcasting as an on-air- personality with Wazobia 94.1 FM Port Harcourt in 2012 and then made a forward slide to Family love 97.7 FM where he currently presents (kasala and hello Nigeria)…  

 Sandra Ezekwesili is a Nigerian born On-air-personality and host of the “Good morning Nigeria program on cool FM 95.9 Port Harcourt. She graduated from Enugu state university as a Mass communication graduate. She has before moving to cool FM worked with the Enugu state broadcasting corporation, Kastina state television, and Radio Bayelsa etc

Barnabas Emmanuel AKA Iceblinks Barmani an event manager he has work with 360 Entertainment base on stage and light but currently work with 101 Entertainment as an event and stage manager also grooming of models. Barnabas Emmanuel is a man of so many ideas on entertainment which made him work with various body including carniriv. Hails from Obot Akra, Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria but was born and bred in PH.

 

 

 

CREW

THE PRODUCER:

Mr. Samuel Amara also known as Sammy Lanky is a former host of “Teenage eye t.v show in NTA and Kiddies World. A song writer, actor, event planner, pageant producer and also beauty queens movement hails from Aboh-Mbaise in Imo state. He studied Sociology from Imo state university. He has worked in top ranking events including Caniriv. He is the Chief executive of 101 Entertainment.

 

THE CHOREOGRAPHER:

My name is Ekegwu Eze Innocent, the CEO Side Out Entertainment. Graduate, university of Port Harcourt theatre arts department to be precise. A director, choreographer, dancer and make-up artist. Have been in the profession for more than a decade. Have done notable jobs within and outside the country. Dance instructor for Miss Niger Delta Beauty Pageant for 7 seasons. A highly professional and disciplined thespian.

 

THE CHAPERONE:

Miss Faye Briggs is a native of Abonnema in Rivers state. She has a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt. A costumier, playwright, actress, dancer, director and a chaperone of no mean repute. She has worked with various cultural and theatre outfits in the country but currently she’s working with the Rivers state council for Arts and Culture…

 

THE HEAD OF PRODUCTION:

Mr. Charles William, a meticulous young man who is good at what he does, no wonder he is loved by any he comes in contact with; has bagged in a couple of degree’s and certificates, a higher diploma in mass communication from the federal polytechnic, Oko and other certificates in Cinematography and so on. An Akwa Ibomite by birth, and a Nigerian by nationality, he has worked on a couple successful projects; Ada Ohaneze Beauty Pageant, caniriv, Calabar Carnival, etc. He is the owner of the brand Wiseconcept Media…

MISSION

To support the least privileged individuals, offering more chances in life.

VISION

Starting from an initial capital of 5 million Naira (year 2014) to increase constantly and become a leading charity/skills development foundation in Nigeria.

Motto

  • "Helping the persons in need is a privilege for few"
    Stefano Piotti
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