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Throwback To 2001. What Were You Doing That Moment Agbani Darego Won Miss World?





With The Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria pageant around the corner, I guess it's a good time to reminisce about that time our Former Miss MBGN took the Miss World crown, on the 16th of November 2001.

When I saw the question asked on BN I was immediately thrown into an excitable state. Because I remember that night like it was yesterday. 

Let me tell you about it. I was in boarding house in Queen's College. We were just entering SS3 and were just getting used to the power, being the most senior students in the school. What this meant was that we ruled the world and nobody told us what to do. So on that fateful night many of us SS3 gals flooded the dining hall upstairs and crowded around the tiny television, taking in each moment in bated breath, anxious and fearful all at once. 
      When Agbani was announced Queen I still remember the riotous hysteria. Our screams of excitement nearly brought down the building. I remember us screaming, jumping, crying, laughing, hugging each other. Agbani's victory was our victory and we wanted the world to hear our shouts. 
      That night, we all stayed up late and talked about each moment of that pageant, we all went to our dorm beds eventually, satiated. 

So where were you, what were you doing on that day in 2011 when Agbani Darego became Miss World? Did you watch it? Can you remember what happened? 

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  1. Arrrrrgh! Tee i cant even remember a thing even if i tried...i doubt i watched it live, maybe the replay. All i remember about that season was calling one slim lanky girl down the road Agbani the red goat! yea she was a wannabe, always whinning her waist and catwalking. Haba that sister was intimidating us with her height( a few of us never knew we would ever get tall, so you get the beef?) prior to the contest she had esteem issues. Thanks to agbani for justifying slim/tall(lepa shandy) babes.

    TTB is a distraction...thanks tee my exams are going well, still writing though. I am on training.

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    1. Habibi, I'm guessing you attended fggc abuloma. Wow. Layefa

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  2. In 2001 I was sill in my father's house.

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  3. In 2001 I was still in primary school, so I don't even remember her winning the pageant.

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    1. LOL Taurusian Feminist leave Gifty o! When I read the comments of this post on Bella Naija's instagram, 7 out of 10 commenters were still in primary school. In fact one said she had just graduated from kindergarten in 2001. Only a handful were in junior secondary school and then one or two said they were in Uni. I felt like a dinosaur I swear 😂😂

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  4. i was in a small apartment in a place where few people knew Nigeria/ns existed. It was very heartwarming to see something from home on the Television. I had just learnt how to use the internet, so I started Googling in Agbani in a frenzy...lol

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  5. I was still in primary School. I didn't watch it The only reason I knew about it is because it was added to the numerous current affairs you have to know.

    BTW how many people still know current affairs like when they were smaller. As for me I only know the ones that concern me and are easy to remember.

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    1. 4? As in F. O. U. R?

      I'm still young, yes, I'm not shocked at how YOUNG I've become.

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  7. I think I remember the question they asked her sef. Something about 3 things she will like to have with her if she was stranded in the desert. And she said her Bible (obviously as a Nigerian)...water and....something else.
    I was proud of her.
    And that victory gave Silver Bird a boost. Helped their business.
    She is really beautiful.

    Peace.

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    1. Her Bible, water n a blanket. Was having a sleepover with friends that day n I remember us jumping around with our pillows n breaking one of the tables in the parlour in our excitement

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  8. I can't really remember that day but I remember that period. I was through with secondary school and was battling saying yes to my crush, which I didn't until the following year. Agbani shone a different light on Nigeria than what football did.

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  9. primary school, probably writing homework when the show was going on.

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  10. primary school i guess

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  11. lol.. I was in primary 4... Preparing for common entrance exams... So I don't remember a thing but I watched it shaa.

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  12. I was in primary school but I have a faint memory of that period, it was what most people talked about and I didn't really understand it at the time, the name Agbani Darego has been related to beauty ever since then. I have an Aunty that has been nicknamed Agbani since then for her height and beauty.

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  13. I was in jss2. I didn't watch it because i was in boarding school but definitely heard about it even in school. Everyone was talking about it then

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  14. lol... so many kids here (no offence o... haha)

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  15. I was in junior secondary school then. Can't remember the details but I think I watched it together with family.


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