Stella Dimoko Former Beauty Queen Anna Banner Talks About Motherhood And Her Latest Project


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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Former Beauty Queen Anna Banner Talks About Motherhood And Her Latest Project

Young and pretty Anna Banner Ebiere in 2013, shot into the limelight after she emerged winner of that year's edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and in this interview she speaks on the Joy of motherhood and plans up her sleeves...

Here are excerpts from the chat;

Let us go back to the young girl who grew up in Port Harcourt. Did you ever believe that you were going to be a beauty queen and go on to date a super star?

Nope, but what do you mean, ‘go on to date a super star?’ Really, is this what this interview is all about, dating a super star? (Laughter). Anyway, growing up in Port Harcourt, I never believed I was going to be a beauty queen, but as a young girl, I always dreamed. You know, a princess will always dream and then it becomes a reality. You can’t imagine what happened after I won! The first few months were like hell. I was like ‘am I really dreaming? Could somebody pinch me so I could wake up from this dream? Is this really happening?’ In fact, it was an amazing feeling and I never knew I was going to be here today.

What challenges do you face on a daily basis, being a queen?

Hmmm… people look up to you a lot and try to mimic what you do. They tell you they want to be like you. They want to snap pictures with you and you are always careful about what you say, what you do, what you wear and all of that. But despite all this, I try to be myself all the time. I always tell people ‘don’t say you want to be like me. I am not sure you will want to be Anna Banner with all her baggages. In fact, I am even looking for someone to dash Anna Banner. So, the baseline is: be yourself, try to look for the best part of you and be that, and try to aim high’. You see, I have flaws, so if you want to be like Anna Banner, you also have to accept my flaws. If you insist you must be like me, explore the brighter side of me and mimic it instead of saying ‘I just want to be like Anna’. Rather say ‘I want to be better than Anna’. For my role models, I always say I want to be like them, but I also want to be better than them, because if I do that they would be happy for me.

Tell us about motherhood.

It has been amazing! It has been an eventful journey. You get to shout a lot and get upset a lot and frustrated, but you get the joy of your life when your daughter hurdles close to you and says ‘mummy, I love you’. That is the most amazing feeling ever!

How do you combine showbiz and motherhood?

Being myself, living my life one day at a time. At school, I try not to pile pressure on myself, because if I do that, I am going to crash. I try not to do too much at once. I do not believe in overworking myself.

Not many women are able to maintain their shapes after childbirth but you look great. How did you pull it off?

Hmmm… do you know how to suck in your tummy, right? (Laughter) Anyway, I have always been super-slim and I think stress also helps you reduce though, it is not a healthy option. But when I am stressed, I lose a lot of weight. I don’t know why my face is a bit chubby, but for my tummy, I tried working out but then I got tired and just stopped. I have a problem with being consistent with routine, so I just dumped the gym.

Is there anything you abstain from?

Nope, I eat everything. I love food a lot. I love to cook and I am sure you know that when you are cooking, you take a lot of it and that gets you fat (laugher).

What project are you working on currently?

My Foundation is about to come on stream. It is called the Anna Banner Empowerment Foundation. It is going to come on stream before the end of September. It will empower young girls who have lost hope. Because they have a child, life has come to an end. Mostly in the rural areas, you see young girls who have potentials and talents, but because they got pregnant early, they lost it all and develop low self-esteem and think they can’t make it anymore. I just want to give them hope and tell them my story, and see how I can help them out, because you see, when you are happy,your child is happy.

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  1. Anna is beautiful on the inside and outside. Lovely loving lady. Her daughter is a bundle of cuteness.

  2. Everyody is digging foundation.

    1. Foundation is a money making businesse that is in vogue now,some people will even resign from their work and go start a foundation,it's a big business.scamming people and still present themselves as good in the eyes of the masses with their charity work.They actually keep 90% of what they get, declare and give away 10% and even still take all the glory without giving credit to their known givers and the anonymous givers.i'm going to start a foundation too soonest,if you can't beat them you join them right

  3. MonkeyNoFineTheTafiaMama6 August 2017 at 11:11


  4. I love this lady and I wish her the best. Such a strong lady .

    Journalists and their questions, dating a super star? was that necessary??#smh

  5. Very intelligent,eloquent and mature response.

  6. I Love this girl.
    An interview I read to the end.
    Loved her straightforward answers too.
    Beautiful girl. Go on and conquer the world.

    1. I have never really liked her but I patiently read the interview to d end and loved every bit of it. Her responses were so muah.👌💯 She really disappointed d interviewers by skipping the 'go to date a superstar' part and never talked about it when its really what they are looking for.😄😄😄

  7. I'm so happy you bloggers finally decided to put some respeck on her name and stop addressing her as Flavour's babymama. She's really beautiful and her future looks bright.

  8. I love this girl as a mother. It's obvious she loves her daughter intensely.
    People should let her breath with this flavour thing. People make mistakes and hers atleast gained her a beautiful daughter.
    I'm glad she's moving on from the whole fiasco. And I pray a good man finds her. I know quite a number of single mums that have gone on to marry good men that will also love their child.

    1. See how she totally didn't dwell on the 'dating a super star' question?
      Love her!

  9. I love this Chemistry.. #beautifulmother&daughter.. so Cute!!!

  10. @ bed n roses wht do u mean by its obvious she loves her daughter intensely?is their any normal human being dat won't love their child intensely abi she b d only person ni? Abeg dat shldnt be a criteria. Dat being said I think anna is a good girl dat just made small mistake besides she's not d only baby mama in d history of d world so pple shld free her.

  11. Who ever conducted this interview needs to be slapped. Is dating a musician an achievement? He is not serious.

  12. She needs to go back to school. She dropped out of school due to pregnancy and never went back. A foundation is good but it's not a lifetime project that will put food on your table. She should think of the long run and how she can add better value to her life. She's young and beautiful with potentials but she needs to go back to school in other to be fully grounded

    1. Anon14:52! are just commenting without reading the interview. She indicated that she is in school, according to her,"At school, I try not to pile pressure on myself, because if I do that, I am going to crash. I try not to do too much at once. I do not believe in overworking myself".
      You welcome dear!..

  13. Anon please stop spewing trash. Anna has gone back to school. Babe has picked up her life and didn't let her mistake deter her, she deserves some credit.


  14. Ms. Banner is indeed one of the most beautiful girls,both inside & out. You go girl and more grease to your elbows.QED@atm


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