Here are the contestants for the 2013 sexiest man in Nollywood contest being handled by Vanguard Newspaper:
The 25 men are: Ramsey Nouah, Pat Attah, Sunkanmi Omobolanle, Mike Ezuruonye, Uti Nwachukwu, Benjamin Joseph, Benson Okonkwo, Kenneth Okolie, O.C. Ukeje, Kalu Ikeagwu, Odunlade Adekola, Gideon Okeke, Gbenro Ajibade, Alex Ekubo, Emeka Onyioncha, Chigozie Atuanya, Van Vicker, John Dumelo, Majid Michel, Frank Artus, Yul Edochie, Pope Odonwondo Jnr., Bobby Obodo, Michael Okon and Ali Nuhu.
Vanguard has had no hands in the selection process except in compilation of votes which have been sent in. If truly beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, then the readers who have come up with these 25 remarkable men and women in Nollywood have got their task spot on.
As it was made clear from the beginning of the 'quest': every man and woman who acts in Nollywood has eligibility to be voted, with exception of only those stars who have been past winners of the quest.
It would be recalled that Genevieve Nnaji and Jim Iyke won the maiden edition in 2009 as the Sexiest Woman and Sexiest Man respectively. In 2010, the stakes got higher and we had several categories included in the 'Quest'. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Desmond Elliot emerged the Sexiest man and woman respectively for 2010.
Other winners who emerged from the categories include Mercy Johnson, Chioma Chukwuka- Akpotha, Chidi Mokeme, Yemi Blaq, Nonso Diobi, RMD, Ini Edo, Emeka Ike and Chika Ike. All these people are not eligible to participate in this year's edition.