For many ex-beauty queens, the challenge of sustaining their relevance after the reign is quite difficult. But not for someone like Munachi Abii, the former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. Munachi is a combination of beauty, brains, and talent which has kept her in the limelight even after her reign in 2007. Her sojourn into the entertainment industry has kept her going. In this post, we profile the ex-beauty queen and interesting facts about her. Bet you're curious to know more about Muna. Keep reading!
1. Munachi Abii biography
Munachi Abii is a Nigerian ex-beauty queen, model, TV presenter, songwriter, and rapper. Though born as Munachi Gail Teresa Abii Nwankwo, she settled for Munachi Abii. She won the 2007 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN)pageant and goes by the stage name Muna.
Muna won the 2007 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN)pageant!
Muna was born on 5, November 1987 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She hails from Imo State but grew up where she was born. She had her secondary school education at Federal Government Girls' College, Abuloma Port Harcourt. She proceeded to Benson Idahosa University Benin State, where she studied International Relations and Diplomacy.
Munachi Abii personal life
Is Munachi Abii married? A lot of fans have been asking this question to know about Muna's marital status. The last her fans had about her relationship was in 2017 when she was dating fellow artist Tomi Thomas who was younger than her. Thankfully, Muna answered the question last year during an Instagram live session with fans. There, Muna said she isn't married but has a very serious relationship.
The ex-beauty queen is currently in a serious relationship!
2. Munachi Abii net worth
Muna is a bundle of talents and has a lot going on for her. She’s a movie director, actress, model, TV host, artist, and skincare product owner. All these are various ways she amasses her income. Her net worth is said to be $700,000
3. Munachi Abii cars and houses
For an ex-beauty queen like Muna, we were looking forward to seeing the kind of car she cruises around in. However, she hasn't shown off her car and neither has she mentioned owning a house. We only know she resides in Lagos State, the country's centre of entertainment.
Muna doesn't flaunt her car on social media but loves sharing beautiful photos of herself!
4. Munachi Abii career highlights
Muna had a lot going for her in the various career paths she chose for herself. For one, she has her family who encouraged and supported her passion for music and art.
As mentioned before, she was the winner of the 2007 MBGN pageant. She won the beauty queen crown during her second year in the university. During her reign, she focused on creating awareness on Polio and Sickle cell.
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For Muna, her defining moment was when she was crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2007. She was 20 years old when she became a beauty queen. She went on to represent Nigeria in the 2007 Miss World pageant held in China. The crown was an opportunity to make her dreams a step further.
Munachi was already into music before becoming a beauty queen!
The ex-beauty queen was already into music before her crown. Then, she was performing as Babyrella before switching to Muna. She belonged to a Port Harcourt-based rap group called The Specimen A. She also did a collabo with Terry da Rapman on his hit song "My PH Girl. “She has featured in several music videos like PSquare's song Ifunanya. As a songwriter, Muna has written songs for artists like Waje and J Martins, where she also got to feature in the "So Inspired “song she wrote for Waje.
After several years of collaboration with various artists, Muna got a multi-year management contract deal in June 2010, with RMG Company owned by Ayo Shonaiya. The company is an entertainment and media management firm based in UK and Nigeria. While there, she went on to work on her debut album titled "The Goddess, The Hustler. “In 2011, the ex-beauty queen was among the female rappers that represented Nigeria at the 2011 BET Awards. In April 2012, she released two singles titled "Down Down Low" and "Here To Stay".
Muna showing off her dancing steps in her music video titled No Tomorrow!
As a model, beautiful Muna signed a contract deal with Unilever to model the Lux soap. She still gets to feature in the brand's commercials.
Muna as a TV presenter has seen her presenting several TV series and shows like the Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa, The Nokia Don't Break The Beat rap battle contest, and the 2012 Mr Nigeria Pageant.
Munachi is a woman of many parts. She joined other celebrities who own beauty products to set up her own beauty products called BerryWorks.
She has also acted in some movies and at the same time, as a movie director. In 2019, she directed the movie "Imperfect". The same year, she got a role in the Nollywood film titled Living in Bondage: Breaking Free.
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Munachi Abii movies
Other movies Muna has been featured in include
Return My Vows
In Search of True Love
One of the movies Muna featured in is Return My Vows!
5. Munachi Abii charitable activities
When Munachi Abii reigned as a beauty queen, she used her crown to support the Sickle Cell Foundation. She has also gone out to prepare meals for people who didn't have enough food on their table.
Munachi Abii Instagram
You can connect with ex-beauty queen turned rapper on Instagram on her handle @munachiabii.
For Munachi Abii, the last decade has shaped her to live the life she's always wanted. Nothing is a coincidence to her as everything she's today has always been a desire which she worked out.
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