Current Mr Tourism, Edo state, Edmund Chukwubuike, and i used to be mates back then in Madonna University Medical school. He left Madonna for Igbinedion University, Okada where he continued with Medicine and Surgery, while i stayed back and graduated with a B.Sc in Biochemistry. “Eddy Bongo” as he was fondly called auditioned for last year’s Big Brother Africa as well as the GUS but could not make the final shortlist. Dr Edmund is one of the 12 contestants in this year’s GUS 10, tagged the “10th Symbol”, scheduled to start on Friday October 4, 2013 at the Usaka forest in Ikot akara, Akwaibom State and to be hosted by Nollywood star Chidi Mokeme.
See the full list of the contestants:
1. Etido Ema Ebong
A 21-year-old 300 level student of History and International studies, University of Uyo who hails from Ikot Ekpene local government area of Akwa Ibom state whose strategy for winning the contest is to stay unnoticed.
2. Ijeh Peter O
A 27-year-old graduate of Microbiology from Igbinedion University, Okada, from Delta State. His goal in life is to become Africa’s biggest movie director, telling interesting stories about Africa through movies.
3. Onike Ifunanya
21, graduate of Economics from the University of Nsukka, an indigene of Anambra State, but resides in Kaduna. She says her personality can be likened to that of an eagle and has a dream of becoming the biggest business mogul in Africa owning the biggest fast food chain in the world starting from Nigeria.
4. Okike Dennis
Is a 29-year-old graduate of Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He is from Abia State.
5. Halima Sheidu O.
A Masters Degree holder of History and International Relations from Kogi State. The second contender only from Kogi since the GUS began, her dream is to become a world-renowned researcher.
6. Ezidi Nzube Bobby
23-year-old,from Anambra state and a law graduate from University of Abuja, he believes in Winning first, make friends later. Bobby aspires to be a senator someday.
7. Edmond Chukwubuike
27-year-old medical doctor from Enugu State and current Mr. Tourism of Edo State. He tried last year but did not make it, Edmond wants to be the DG of the World Health Organization (WHO) from his state.
8. Adeboye Mary
One half of a twin, Mary and her sister Martha go down in history as the first set of twins in the GUS. Mary is a 21-year-old graduate of Public Administration, University of Abuja, currently awaiting NYSC call-up. She hails from Edo State and claims to possess an unmatchable endurance and fitness abilities.
9. Adeboye Martha
Other half of the twin, she’s Mary’s sister, and a 21-year old 300-level student of Theatre Arts at the University of Abuja. She loves children and would love to establish an NGO to cater for abandon children in future.
10. Anthony Brosu
Is a 29-year-old from Delta State and a graduate of Animal Production Technology from Federal University of Technology, Niger State. He wants to establish a farm big enough to feed the entire Nigeria, and also create job employment opportunities.
11. Tracy Chapele
Is a graduate of English and Literature, University of Benin. Tracy is 25 years old and is currently a broadcaster. She describes herself as a ‘blend of infectious spontaneity, and pragmatism’.
12. Salako Olukunle
from Ogbomoso, Oyo state, desires to come up with a solution for the environmental degradation in Nigeria especially in the oil-producing areas. He is 24 years old and a graduate of Geography and Meteorology, Federal University of Technology, Minna.
Watch out for Edmund. He is intelligent, smart, sensitive, strong and is my favorite to win.