Established in 2007 as a non bikini pageant, Miss University Nigeria is aimed at promoting National unity, Celebrating Beauties with Brain, discourage indecent dressing amongst Nigerian Students/youths, discover the innate potentials of Nigerian students, promote culture/Tourism, Celebrate the Nigerian woman, promote investment and reach out to the less privileged through the Miss University Nigeria Foundation.

Miss University Africa is the only pageant in Nigeria comprising 110 Universities (Federal, State and private) despite their religious beliefs or ethnicity. It also has a large international viewing audience nationally and internationally with very positive and encouraging comments some of which include Her Excellency Her Excellency, Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan former 1st lady Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hajia Turai Ya’ adua Former First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Distinguished Senator David Mark, former President of the Nigerian Senate, Hon. Demji Bankole, Former Speaker House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Rotimi Amaechi, former Executive Governor of Rivers state, His Excellency Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, Executive Governor of Edo state, His Excellency Rt. Hon Gabriel Suswam, former Executive Governor of Benue State, His Excellency Timipre Sylva Former Executive Governor of Bayelsa state, Hon. Akinjide Olajumoke, Former Minister of state Federal Capital Territory, first Ladies, ministers, ambassadors amongst others.

Winners of this prestigious pageant have also had to opportunity to meet and interact with Presidents in Africa some of which include: Her Excellency, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, His Excellency, Yahya Jammeh, President of Gambia, His Excellency Paul Kagame,  of Rwanda etc.

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