As we come to the next phase in the quest for the Sexiest Woman and Man in Nollywood, it is pertinent to give the picture of how each star has fared so far. There are 20 men and 20 women still standing and ready to battle it out until the last man and woman standing.
However, popular opinion that held this week is that we should keep all the contesting stars still in the quest while do an exposé of how they truly stand. Despite the position of the committee that the number of votes of each contesting star should not be published, popular opinion that the voters should know where their stars stand, has won through for this week.
Thus for the men; the countdown begins with O.C. Ukeje at 20th position, Pat Attah at 19th, Kalu Ikeagwu at 18th, Emeka Enyiocha at 17th and Sunkanmi Omobolanle at 16th place.
Alex Ekubo who, just awhile ago, looked like dropping from the quest sits at 15th place, followed by Odunlade Adekola at 14th, Chigozie has moved up tremendously to 13th with Mike Ezuruonye and Uti Nwachukwu at 12th and 11th places.
The top ten begins with with Ali Nuhu at 10th, Michel Majid at 9th, Benjamin Joseph at 8th, Pope Odowondo Jnr at 7th and Frank Artus at 6th. The last five standing now have Benson Okonkwo at number 5, John Dumelo at 4th, Van Vicker at 3rd and Ramsey Nouah taking up the 2nd position. The man at the top is Yul Edochie and he has remained so for several weeks with a bit of unreserved smugness.
For the women, Anita Joseph is at the bottom of the leader at 20th, Chika Agwu at 19th, Biodun Okeowo at 18th, Queen Nwokoye at 17th and Angela Okorie making up the last rung at 16th.
Chika Agatha, who was formerly a strong contender has slumped to 15th place, joining Maureen Cyril at 14th, Cynthia Agholor at 13th, Yvonne Okoro, who was drawn for eviction a couple of weeks ago at 12th and Amanda Ebeye takes the 11th spot.
Top ten starts with Colette Orji at 10th place, Queeneth Hilbert at 9th, Jackie Appiah at 8th, Uche Jombo at 7th and Nadia Buari at 6th.
The final row making up the top 5 begins with Rita Dominic at 5th, Ebube Nwagbo at 4th, Yvonne Nelson at 3rd and Stephanie Okereke at 2nd place. The leading lady running the show is now Tonto Dikeh at first position. Although there has been a bit of ding-dong, see-saw tussle between her and Stephanie for weeks but as at the last count Tonto Dikeh is a head and shoulder ahead.
However, it is important to note that some stars are running rather neck to neck that a slight push here or there could just upset the scale of things as it is. This is the picture as at the end of last week’s voting: it wasn’t like that a week before and it is a safe bet it won’t be so next week when some other stars may have to make their way out of the quest. Keep voting!