Monday, 27 August 2012


Beauty (also called prettiness, loveliness or comeliness) is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction (encyclopedia).
The first ever Mr. Universe Nigeria, exudes all the above qualities and more.  While interviewing this gorgeous, mild mannered and calmly spoken young man from Benue State, I realized that I was truly speaking to a future great leader of this country.  Mr. Allen Ukwuru, is a third year law student at the great university of Lagos. Allen is an extremely humble young man, compassionate, straight forward, believable and also an ex seminarian at St Kizito Seminary school Idah, Kogi State.
One now wonders, how a man who almost became a priest of God, ended up running and actually becoming Mr. Universe Nigeria a very prestigious contest that affords him the opportunity to represent Nigeria in Panama come November 2012.
Allen Ukwuru, did not get there without the encouragement of close friends and his fellow 3rd year law students at the university of Lagos.  Here is what I learned from a good friend of his who plead anonymity.

                                                      ALLEN UKWURU’S ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Allen Ukwuru was discovered by the organizers of LAW AWARDS YEAR 1 at the UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS and was nominated and won the best dressed law student, the most valuable player awards in soccer/athletics and the most handsome law student year 1.
2. In 2010/2011, he was the president of the Nigerian Federation of Catholic Student University of Lagos Chapter. He represented the organization at the Lagos arch-diocesan and also at the provincial level.
3. In 2011/2012, he won the MR. JAJA contest, becoming the ambassador for JAJA hall at the University of Lagos.
4. In the same year he was also elected as the assistant general secretary of JUSTICE OPUTA STUDENT CHAMBER at the University of Lagos.
5. He was again re-elected as the president of the Nigerian Federation of Catholic Student. During his tenure, a lot of events for the catholic students were organized, including the Nigeria Federation of Catholic Students week.
6. In 2012, he organized the MR JAJA CONTEST 2012.
- He is currently the vice-president of NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BENUE STATE STUDENT university of Lagos chapter,
- The deputy head of  JUSTICE OPUTA STUDENT CHAMBER university of Lagos,
- And the MR. UNIVERSE NIGERIA 2012.
This young Nigerian Ambassador is sure busy, and I am definitely looking forward to seeing him do greater things for our country Nigeria.

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