Beauty Pageant: Ibinabo Fiberesima to Pay N10 Million Over Breach Of Contract

 Justice Adolphus Enebeli of a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has slammed a N10 million fine on Nollywood actress and former President Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ibinabo Fiberisima in a suit instituted against her and others by former beauty queen, Miss Earth Nigeria 2011/2012, Miss Munachi Chinenye Uzoma.

Miss Uzoma’s crown was seized as well as her other entitlements. Justice Enebeli in his one hour judgment ordered that the sum of N10.8million be awarded to the applicant, Miss Earth Nigeria 2011/12, as damages because she was cheated and the contract signed on 28 October, 2011, was breached.Uzoma, the winner of Miss Earth Nigeria 2011/2012, had approached the court when she discovered that Ibinabo Fiberesima and AMC productions Limited breached a contract they signed with her in 2011, by substituting her for a 2nd runner up of the beauty pageant which Ibinabo and AMC productions organized.

The defendants were represented by O. C. Higher King Esq. The case was filed on 29 August, 2012 through the Chambers of L. O. Ndatigh by Linus O. Ndatigh, the claimant’s counsel and the case has been ongoing since 2012.

After the judgment, elated Uzoma said, “I thank God that the court has granted my request. What happened to me is unfortunate. I contested when I was young and I am 25 now, my dream was almost shattered. I am happy. You will be surprised to know what happens behind the scenes in every Beauty pageant. Thank God my case has been justified.”