The 14th edition of the Mr. Ideal Nigeria was held on the 7th of May at Swiss International – Vistana hotel in VGC Lagos and EDO’s Rickie Mannie was crowned Mr. Ideal Nigeria 2023.
Rickie Mannie, a Businessman and TikToker influencer with 500 k followers beat over 30 contestants to win the coveted title.
When asked during his final question why he wants to be the next Mr Ideal Nigeria ‘ As a young boy growing up on the streets of Warri, I knew given the right opportunity , life can be better. i intend to use my title ton create skill acquisition programs for kids on the street ’
Aside his N5M salary, he will also win a chance to represent Nigeria at the Mister Africa International 2023 in London, a Car, a scholarship to Royal Arts Academy, Ambassador to fashion labels; Blokes N Divas, Charred amongst other prizes
Other kings were crowned and delegated to represent Nigeria at International contests are Mr Ideal Nigeria – Tourism, Diamond Emmanuel, Mr Ideal Nigeria – Earth, Kelvin Dee, and Mr Ideal Nigeria – Ecowas, Ezeigwe who will stand a chance to represent at Mister Tourism World in Brazil, Man of the World in Philiphines and Mister Glocal International
Mr Ogun, Ita Esiet and Mr Oyo, Aleey Babatunde placed 1st and 2nd runner ups.
Special awards include Best Model –
Ambassador – Dr Olajide Pacemaker (Osun)
Most Promising Model – Oluwatobilola Rawlings (Yobe)
Best use of social media – Obiefunna (Akwa Ibom)
Mr Beach Body – Siyan Batime (Bauchi)
Northern king – Abdul Samard (Sokoto)
Western King – Adeola (Ondo)
Business Icon – Kelvin Dee (Ekiti)