Winners of the 2023 Mr. and Miss Leboku Pageant: Eze Okoi Utum and Mary Kokei Onen

In a thrilling display of talent and beauty, Eze Okoi Utum and Mary Kokei Onen have emerged as the victors of the highly anticipated 2023 Mr. and Miss Leboku competition. The event, held in Cross River State, showcased the finest young individuals from the region, highlighting their intelligence, charisma, and grace.


Mr. Eze Okoi Utum, a distinguished Business Education graduate from the prestigious University of Calabar, stood out among a pool of six other talented contestants to secure the coveted Mr. Leboku title. With his outstanding stage presence and remarkable knowledge of current affairs, Eze undoubtedly left a lasting impression on both the judges and the audience.


On the other hand, Miss Leboku 2023 was bestowed upon Mary Kokei Onen, a gifted 200-level nursing student from the Cross River State College of Nursing and Midwifery Itigidi. Demonstrating her exceptional poise, intelligence, and dedication to her chosen field, Mary effortlessly captivated the hearts of the judges and the spectators alike.


Both victors hail from Ugep, specifically Eze Okoi Utum from Lekpankom in Ijiman council ward and Mary Kokei Onen from Ikpakapit council ward. These regional representations further emphasize the immense pride these winners bring to their respective communities and the entire Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State.


In the male category, the first runner-up position went to Ukum Benjamin Ofem, an extraordinary individual from Biko Biko council ward whose undeniable charm and confidence stole the show. Following closely behind, Ephraim Okoi Arikpo from Ikpakapit council ward secured the second runner-up spot, his remarkable talent and charisma leaving a lasting impression on the judges and the audience alike.


In the female category, Kokole Gift Williams from Ijom council ward was crowned the first runner-up, with her undeniable elegance and flair captivating everyone in attendance. Meanwhile, Blessing Eteng Effiom from Ijiman council ward took the second runner-up position, impressing both the judges and the audience with her natural beauty and unwavering confidence.


The 2023 Mr. and Miss Leboku competition not only showcased the talent and beauty of the contestants but also served as a platform for these exceptional individuals to represent their communities and promote cultural diversity. With their achievements, Eze Okoi Utum and Mary Kokei Onen have undoubtedly become ambassadors for their regions, inspiring others to pursue their dreams and embrace their unique qualities.


As the winners embark on their new journey, they are sure to carry the title of Mr. and Miss Leboku with utmost grace and honor. This prestigious accolade serves as a testament to their hard work, perseverance, and exceptional abilities. Congratulations to Eze Okoi Utum and Mary Kokei Onen, the new faces of Leboku, may their reign be filled with countless opportunities and success.