“The Kind Of Man I Will Like To Marry” – 2013 Miss Nigeria, Ezinne Opens Up
For Miss Nigeria, Ezinne Akudo, life as a beauty queen is all about working closely with the victims of s*xual violence.
In an interview, the newly crowned damsel and graduate of law from Abia State University disclosed that her decision to work with r*pe victims stemmed from her experience last year after her close friend fell victim.
“It was a very touching experience for me. My very good friend was defiled last year and you can only imagine the trauma she went through. That made me realise how close it could get, how vulnerable we all are. It could happen to anybody including me; r*pe is the trending evil right now. I was there by her side all through and I watched her pass through it all. I am happy she is okay now and has gotten over the traumatic experience.”
“It’s going to be a total campaign against s*xual violence in Nigeria and right now, we are at the drawing board. We are looking at talking to victims and creating awareness about s*xual violence. We will be talking to parents, their kids and all stakeholders. Because of the stigma attached to r*pe, we are also working on an emergency help line, which will provide counseling for victims. We’ll be talking about r*pe and how to avoid it,” she said.
On her saddest moment:
According to Akudo, her saddest moment since she became queen was losing her close friend who died a few weeks after she was crowned. “I lost a friend of mine a while ago. He was my campus pastor. His name was Emmanuel Akibi. It affected me a great deal because we were very close. We were friends throughout my days at Abia State University (ABSU). His death was a big shock for me,” she lamented.
Her love life:
Beauty queens are not expected to talk about their love lives on the pages of newspapers. However, Akudo painted a picture of her ideal man. “I have not lost any of my friends because of my new crown, but I want to keep issues about my love life private. I love a guy that’s passionate about serving God. Any guy that doesn’t really love God can’t love a lady. I am impressed about guys who are God fearing. I am not a fan of very fair guys. I’m down with chocolate skinned guys,” she concludes with a soft laugh.