Anita Ukah

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Anita Ukah (born 14 August 1995) is a Nigerian model, entrepreneur and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned as the winner of the 2018 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant. She crowned her successor 2019 MBGN Queen in 2019. She represented Nigeria at the 2018 Miss World pageant held on 8 December 2018 at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China, where she came in Top 30 at the Miss World competition.[1]

Anita Ukah
Anita Ukah

(1995-08-14) August 14, 1995 (age 26)
EducationIgbenedion University, Okada
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMost Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2018
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2018
Miss World 2018
(Top 30)

Early life[]

Ukah hails from Imo state and is from a family of seven.[2]


Ukah is a medical laboratory scientist who attended Igbenedion University, Okada and graduated in 2016.


Anita's first pageantry was in her university where she won Miss Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) contest in 2014.[3] In 2018, Ukah represented Imo state at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2018. At the grand finale which held at the Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, She was crowned as the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria.[4][5]

Ukah who is known for her promotion of locally made goods[6][7] in 2019, launched her own fashion accessories brand called The Uzo Brand.[8] The company produces leather made goods from locally sourced materials. The brand mainly focuses on bags. Under the brand, she released her own bag collection.[9][10][11]


  1. ^ "Anita Ukah emerges new queen". Pulse Nigeria. 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  2. ^ "I dreamt of becoming a queen at tender age – Anita Ukah, MBGN". The Sun Nigeria. 2018-12-02. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  3. ^ Benin, Usman A. Bello (2019-03-15). "How I became the most beautiful girl in Nigeria – Anita". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  4. ^ "Nigerians React To The 2018 Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria (MBGN) Pageant". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  5. ^ "Miss Imo emerges 'Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria' | Premium Times Nigeria". 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  6. ^ "MBGN speaks on made-in-Nigeria products". P.M. News. 2020-01-04. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  7. ^ "Promoting made-in-Nigeria goods will boost entrepreneurship - MBGN -". The Eagle Online. 2020-01-04. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  8. ^ "My most memorable moment as beauty queen – Anita Ukah". The Sun Nigeria. 2020-06-28. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  9. ^ "MBGN 2018 Anita Ukah Launches New Bag Collection". Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  10. ^ Samuel, Amegavi. "Anita Ukah, The Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria 2018 Winner, Has Launched Locally-Made Bag Collection – Glam Africa". Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  11. ^ "Promoting made-in-Nigeria goods will boost entrepreneurship, says ex-MBGN". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
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