July 12, 2016
Elyon Chinaza Udokwu, Daughter Of Nollywood Actor, Bob Manuel Has Been Crowned 2016 African Queen In Beauty Pageant
Elyon Chinaza Udokwu, the daughter of popular Nollywood actor and Senior Special Assistant to the governor of Anambra State on Creative Media, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, has been crowned the 2016 African Queen at an event which held on June 16 at the gymnasium of Queens College, Lagos.
Elyon, an SSS 2 student who represented the country of Guinea at the pageant, during the celebration of this year’s Day of The African Child, beat all other contestants who represented other African countries to clinch the crown.
Delighted Nollywood actor, Bob Manuel and wife, Cassandra, expressed delight at the development and Elyon said she would use the platform to uphold the ideal of the event by advocating for childrens’ rights and welfare.
June 16 was declared the Day of The African Child by the United Nations (UN) to commemorate the shooting to death of several unarmed students who were protesting the introduction of Afrikaans, (Dutch language) as a medium of teaching in public schools in South Africa in 1976.