Welcome, Guest: Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,934,490 members, 7,099,272 topics. Date: Monday, 03 October 2022 at 12:32 AM

‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline (35593 Views)

Ebele Obiano: I Went To Greet Bianca Ojukwu & She Slapped Me / Bianca Ojukwu Marks Her 20th Traditional Marriage Anniversary (Photos) / Bianca Ojukwu Swimming As She Vacations In The Bahamas (Photos) (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Islie: 3:59pm On Mar 19
The term 'Inaugural Slap' continues to generate debate and trends on several social media platforms.
By Onu Stephen



The biggest news out of Nigeria this week is undoubtedly the altercation between Bianca, the widow of the late Biafran leader, Odumegwu Ojukwu and Ebele Obiano, the immediate past First Lady of Anambra State, on Thursday afternoon in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

The occasion was the inauguration ceremony of Governor Charles Soludo, an incident that momentarily disrupted the swearing-in ceremony.

Mrs Ojukwu slapped Mrs Obiano after the latter stood up from her seat and walked up to where Mrs Ojukwu.

Setting the records straight on Friday, Mrs Ojukwu said her action was an act of self-defence against Mrs Obiano, who attempted to remove her headgear in public.



Bianca Ojukwu..

Mrs Ojukwu, a former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, explained that she ignored several provocative verbal and physical assaults from the former first lady, whom she alleged were intoxicated by alcohol. Mrs Obiano is yet to comment on the matter publicly.

Following the incident, Mrs Ojukwu has once again found herself suddenly thrust into the limelight.

At the same time, the term ‘Inaugural Slap’ continues to generate debate and trends on several social media platforms.

But long before the infamous slap, Mrs Ojukwu has always been a media darling because of her strides in pageantry, her well-celebrated affair, marriage to Mr Ojukwu, and her political leanings.

Just in case, you have you need a refresher; this PREMIUM TIMES article revisits ten times Mrs Ojukwu has made headlines.


Bianca Ojukwu being crowned MBGN


10. 1987- 1989 Beauty queen with many crowns

From the early 1990s till date, Bianca’s name has become synonymous with beauty. A multiple international pageant titleholder, Bianca emerged as the winner of Miss Martini in 1987 and the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1988.

She reigned through most of 1989, mainly when she emerged as Miss Africa 1989 at the pageant held in The Gambia.

Bianca represented Nigeria at the Miss World in Hong Kong and Miss Universe in Mexico following her win.

In the same year, she achieved success when she won Miss Intercontinental and was named Miss Congeniality at the now-defunct Miss Charm International in Russia, where she was also a semi-finalist.

She made history as the first Nigerian and African to win Miss The Intercontinental pageant.


The power couple


9. 1989 – Affair with Ojukwu, the warlord

Her high profile and fame ensured that she was the toast of many, including her father’s close political associate, Odimegwu Ojukwu.

In no time, the news of her romantic relationship with Mr Ojukwu, who was 34 years older than her, spurred controversies and was a topic of national discussion in the 1990s.


Bianca Ojukwu


8. 1989 – Renouncing her Crown

Amidst their controversial relationship, a young Bianca was under immense pressure, which was increasingly unbearable as the day went by, causing her to resign as Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN).

However, since the MBGN holders are restrained from having public love affairs, she decided to relinquish her crown despite not acknowledging or debunking her affair with Mr Ojuwku at the time.

The first runner-up, Regina Askia, assumed her position and completed Bianca’s tenure as Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria.

Her main concern for the young beauty queen was completing her education as a Law student, and no beauty crown was worth letting go of Mr Ojuwku, who was madly in love with her.


Bianca and Ojuwku on their wedding day photo courtesy Bianca Ojukwu's Facebook page


7. 1994 – Wedding

Although Bianca and Ojukwu had been in a relationship since 1989, they formally married on November 12, 1994.

The wedding was the talk of the town in those days; it was a lavish wedding ceremony in Abuja. Bianca was 22, while Mr Ojukwu was in his 50s.

Their union is blessed with three children Chineme, Afamefuna, and Nwachukwu.


6. 1994 – Mission Impossible
Her father, Christian Onoh, never supported her decision to partake in beauty pageants and had banned her from coming home after she emerged the MBGN winner in 1988.

Although it took him a while to come around, Bianca’s marriage to his political associate, Mr Ojukwu, was an even more bitter pill to swallow.

Mr Onoh gave his inlaw an arduous task.

Mrs Ojukwu, who regularly shares her personal stories on her Facebook page, recently revealed that her father requested that her husband present ‘100 pre-independence copper coins’ as her bride price.

She wrote, “He demanded a bride price of 100 pre-independence copper coins (those old coins with a hole in the middle), and where could anyone readily find these scarce coins, and in such quantity in 2001?

“And so, he dispatched people to various parts of the country in search of the old coins. But unfortunately, it cost so much more to source the coins than they were worth. Years later, when I asked my father what informed his request, he said I had to make it quite difficult for him. If it were purely a matter of paying money…Being a man of great means, he would have been prepared to pay any amount, no matter how huge, as bride price. That would have been easy for him. But in your marriage, anytime he makes you upset, and you threaten to head back home to us, he will remember the difficulty in procuring your bride price!”


Bianca at Ojukwu's funeral


5. 2011 – Ojukwu’s Widow

After almost 17 years of marriage, Mr Ojukwu died in the United Kingdom after a brief illness, aged 78. He was buried in a newly built mausoleum in his compound at Nnewi.

The legendary beauty queen focused on her marriage and business, despite political offers that kept knocking on her door.


4. 2012 – Fights with family

Following the death of her husband, Bianca was thrust into a lengthy legal battle with Ojukwu’s first son, Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu.

The battle, characterised by a series of court cases, spurred a great deal of controversy about the late Biafran leader and the chaos in his family.

At the end of the court battle, which ruled in her favour, Mrs Ojuwkwu had the lion’s share of her late husband’s will.


3. 2011- 2012 – Appointments

Shortly after her husband’s death, she had some diplomatic appointments that brought her to the forefront of politics.

In 2011, she was appointed Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Affairs by President Goodluck Jonathan.

In 2012 she became Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ghana. In the same year, she was appointed the Ambassador of Nigeria to the Kingdom Of Spain.


2. 2013 – Alleged affair with Fani- Kayode

After she was appointed Ambassador to Spain, another controversy surfaced.

In his controversial piece ‘A Word For Those Who Call Me A Tribalist’, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, claimed he had a “long-standing and intimate relationship” with Mrs Ojukwu while she was unmarried.

The piece stirred a brief media frenzy as journalists reached out to her for a reaction.

Mr Fani-Kayode would later apologise, saying he regretted naming three of his former girlfriends – one of them Bianca Ojukwu, as evidence he was not anti-Igbo.


1. 2022 – Infamous inaugural slap

Mrs Ojukwu has maintained a low profile save for her ambassadorial duties and her political leanings not until Thursday’s ‘inaugural slap’ that has once again thrust her into the spotlight.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/naija-fashion/518196-inaugural-slap-10-times-bianca-ojukwu-made-news-headline.html

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by oilPUSSY(f): 4:04pm On Mar 19
Very beautiful woman like me

48 Likes 2 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Czario: 5:49pm On Mar 19
More like a Valedictory smack.

6 Likes 2 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by jmoore(m): 6:38pm On Mar 19
Only FFK dogs believed he had intimate relationship with her.

In fact it is kids that were raised in brothel that will believe FFK

75 Likes 4 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by EraseTheDot: 6:41pm On Mar 19
Many thanks to Ebele for giving us the most iconic meme ever. Confirming to us what we've always known Bianca to be since the days of FFK.


-erase the dot

27 Likes 6 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Mko123(m): 8:25pm On Mar 19
If you really support her latest achievement as claimed by the writer.
Press Like but if otherwise, punch Share

90 Likes 19 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by SILVERLINES: 8:25pm On Mar 19
cheesy

Ikemba ate something those days

D woman fine no be small

19 Likes 2 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Klington: 8:25pm On Mar 19
Bianca this Bianca that.....

There's definitely something very unique about this beautiful goddess.

13 Likes 1 Share

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Sundaypaul12345: 8:26pm On Mar 19
grin grin angry
Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Offpoint1: 8:26pm On Mar 19
Wondering why I booked this space
Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Ditenten: 8:26pm On Mar 19
Lol...no be small headline
Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by SultanOfPuna: 8:26pm On Mar 19
I have a cousin in ukraine who was due to graduate medical university on may this year

He ran away due to the war without anything.
He came back to Nigeria recently

All his original documents are with his university in ukraine
But his university has been bombed by russian shelling. The building burnt to ashes

What do u suggest for him to do
To take jamb and start allover again?

2 Likes 2 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by MichaelSokoto(m): 8:26pm On Mar 19
slapperific beauty!

Ikemba right now in his grave...
grin

13 Likes 2 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by morikee: 8:27pm On Mar 19
Stale news shey we no go ever rest on this matter
Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by WoundedLamb: 8:28pm On Mar 19
Still on this?

Regarding the FFK stuff, he clearly said it happened before she got married. So even if that's true, what's the big deal? Am I missing something?

34 Likes 3 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by mystiqueB(m): 8:29pm On Mar 19
The last one speaks volume

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by ecolime(m): 8:32pm On Mar 19
Inaugural slap

You go fear title na grin

8 Likes

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by iCauseTrouble: 8:32pm On Mar 19
sad
Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Realists(m): 8:32pm On Mar 19
Hmmm, the widow of the runaway soldier is trending because ipobians lack respect. Imagine she dished out a back hand hot mkpurumiri slap to the first lady.

3 Likes

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by supereagle(m): 8:32pm On Mar 19
G
Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by cchub: 8:32pm On Mar 19
jmoore:
Only FFK dogs believed he had intimate relationship with her.

In fact it is kids that were raised in brothel that will believe FFK
Impotent ffk

9 Likes

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by IKBARUTEN11(m): 8:32pm On Mar 19
grin

The way wey Mrs Obiano take mellow down after the slap, e be like the slap reset her brain to normal.

If so, Bianca should be employed by the FG to be giving a brain resetting slaps to all these our thiefnicians

4 Likes 1 Share

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Mooh247: 8:32pm On Mar 19
cool
Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by Amojii(m): 8:33pm On Mar 19
oilPUSSY:
Very beautiful woman like me

Can I have your contact?
Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by johnjay4u2u(m): 8:33pm On Mar 19
Out of the thousand of threads, see what made the front page?

Educative threads seldom make it to the promiseland in recent times.

7 Likes 2 Shares

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by sematec(m): 8:33pm On Mar 19
e
Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by johnjay4u2u(m): 8:34pm On Mar 19
Amojii:


Can I have your contact?

You are a SIMPle man who loves oil.

Me sef write am dey laugh. Choi

1 Like

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by VladimirPutiin(m): 8:34pm On Mar 19
grin

1 Like

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by valentinenkem: 8:34pm On Mar 19
I love this lady very beautiful

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: ‘inaugural Slap’: 10 Times Bianca Ojukwu Made News Headline by WibusJaga: 8:35pm On Mar 19

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

Sen. Ndoma Egba's Son Shows Off The Interior Of His Father's Palatial Home / 21 Nigerian Senators Who May Defect From Their Parties And Why / 4 Federal Legislators Who Died In Active Service In 2019

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2022 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 131
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.