Monday 19 March 2012


If there was any other word than “hottest” that would have best describe these single guys, I would have used. They are hot in the strictest sense of the word. These are men who have distinguished themselves in their chosen endeavour. They have the cash to spend, they’ve got the fame, well connected in scheme of things within and outside the state and are ladies’ men any time and any day. But even with all these achievements, they, for some reasons best known to them have decided to remain single. There are many bachelors in the state who have the money and all other favourable conditions to become married men but IFREKE NSEOWO (Editor-in-Chief) dug deep and bring you the best amongst the hottest bachelors Akwa Ibom State have got at the moment.

Fadabasi: Fadabasi is one celebrity bachelor who is still single. He has been in the spotlight since 2006 when he dropped his monster hit- Abasi Ayaiya which was used for the F.C.M.B advert that went as far as CNN and played on-board international flights.
For the ladies who love a blonde dreaded fellow with broad shoulders and a six pack; then you have a diamond in the sky as the description is a lyrical picture of the pioneer rock act in Nigeria. Fadabasi who grew up in Lagos, studied Communication Arts in the University of Uyo then University of Cross River, worked in an oil company before retiring to pursue his music dream.
To those who are not aware, the afro rock god father hails from Abak in Akwa Ibom state and has been visiting more often lately to also contribute meaningfully to the development of the entertainment industry.
E-101 crew spotted the intellectual dude as one of Akwa Iboms hottest bachelors ladies should look out for.

Udeme Inyang: This handsome dude will remain a lady’s man any time any day. Calm, cool, and with great swags, Udeme Samuel Inyang is a graduate of Physics from the University of Calabar. He is one of the best versatile journalists around. As a former sports writer of the then regional newspaper - The Union, this fair skinned dude rose to become the Editor of the tabloid. After The Union had gone moribund, he was courted by Mr. Michael Bush who made him the Editor of his magazine, News d’Or. After a brief but fruitful stay at World Win Media, publishers of the magazine, he joined the award winning Community Pulse newspapers as the Editor-in-Chief in September 2009.
    With this resume, you will agree that this Nsit Ibom born writer has paid his dues. Some time in 2010, he left Community Pulse newspaper to establish one of the highest selling newspapers of 2011 – Newslink where he doubles as the Publisher/Editor.
     His credentials and looks make the 30 year old one of the most sought-after bachelors in the state. You may have watch out for Udeme this year as he may likely walk down the aisle if information emanating from some quarters close to him is anything to go by. Who will be that lucky lady that will lure UD away from bachelorhood? We just wait and see. 

Prince Uwem Ita Etuk:
It will seem very surprising that this man is still single. The second son of the Paramount Ruler of Ibesikpo Asutan, Pa Ita Etuk, Uwem is a staunch politician and currently serving as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom State chapter.
    The dark-skinned political heavy-weight is said to be worth millions of Naira and this, coupled with his political status is enough to lure any single lady to become his wife.
   All eyes are on the former chairman of Ibesikpo Asutan LGA as he is reckoned to be the most ‘over-ripped’ celebrity bachelor in the state.

Essien Ndueso: A nephew to Mr. Nduese Essien - the former Minister of Lands, this Eket born Uniuyo graduate deserves a mention here, if not for any other thing but his connection to highly placed individuals within and outside the state. Essien’s political life has been very active since his school days when he was elected the Director of Information in the then SUG government. When he graduated from the University of Uyo as a communication artiste, Essien was employed at highly rated The Sensor Newspaper where he currently serves the Special Projects Editor.
    Now, he is the Special Assistant on Media to the Commissioner of Information and Communications. With greater prospects in view coupled with his current status, believe me many ladies will be scrambling to have him as their missing rib.

Raphael Edem: Raph stormed the electronic media like a lightening and since then he has risen to become the new face of electronic broadcasting in the station. He started out as a sports analyst and when I saw him on AKBC TV as one of the analysts during the transmission of the 2007/2008 UEFA champions League matches, I knew the sky was just the beginning for him.
   With great comportment while on set, the Petroleum Engineering graduate from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri has brought a lot of mesmerism to broadcasting. His versatility is extremely out of this world. This Itam born dude may not have been born with a silver-spoon in his mouth but he has made a decent living from his talent.
     Currently, Raph is the one of the highly sought-after orators and MCs within and outside this clime. He has emceed top rated events, and if he has emceed an event that had the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and other eminent personalities in attendance, then I leave you to guess the class he’s made of.
     A lot of ladies would quickly court celebrities and with AM 45 Thursday on AKBC where he anchors selling his face, you can be sure that he is loved by a lot of ladies.  

Don Bassey: Here is excerpt of what Aniekeme Finbarr wrote about him in his Facebook Awards where he crowned Don as the Entrepreneur of the Year: “He is a young man whose brains brim with many lofty ideas. His Company, SHADECOVER GROUP is the leading shade supplier to many shade installers worldwide including South Africa for over the last 6 years & is quickly recognized worldwide for Shade Solutions, Steel Building Projects, Printing Press, Roofing & Security. Is Don gonna marry this year?”

Mish: This dude will always get the attention of any lady because he has everything a lady will desire in a man. With beautiful physical attributes and celebrity status, he is one of the most sought-after bachelors in the offing.
    Born Mishael Mesach, Mish became an instant celebrity immediately he released his monster hit ‘Akwa Ibom Ayaya’. A mechanical Engineering graduate, Mish’s songs has occupied the airwaves for a long time now. At the risk of being proven wrong, permit me to rate him the hottest bachelor on this list.

Uduak ‘Ark’ Asuquo: Born in to the family of the late Asuquo Ekpenyong of Uruan Local who was the chairman of Friends of Godswill Akpabio in Nigeria (FOGAN), Uduak is one of the best artistes to come out of this clime. A graduate of a Canadian university, Ark has churned out a number of hit songs and videos that rocks the screen of top cable music TV channels.
   No lady will easily dismiss a man good looks (except na gra gra) and Uduak has got it. Currently on the payroll of a big oil firm in the country, Uduak who is working on some big projects that will make him one of the richest young men in the country is the CEO of Hilton Records and Serve Nigeria. He will always be ladies’ dream man.

Pasto Goody Goody: Undisputably the most famous of the bachelors in this list, Bassey Okon popularly known as Pasto Goody Goody is an artiste that is reckoned worldwide.
   His song ‘Afo do Legend’ was one of the most popular songs in the state in the year 2011 and he has been in the industry for about 21 years but he seems to be ‘forever young’.
    In his 30s, I believe Pasto Goody Goody is seriously considering marriage and which ever lady that hooks him will be very lucky. I hear wedding bells ringing, so ladies better look out for Goody ooo..!

Ime Bishop Umoh: Most girls dream of marrying celebrities. With his face and name being made popular by Nollywood and his extremely hilarious attribute, Ime can wow and woo any woman of his choice.
    Born into a family whose head (father) was a legal practitioner, Bishop as this dude is popularly known has been in the entertainment industry for a while now and busted in to limelight with blockbuster Nollywood movies aided by his amazing talents.
   A graduate of philosophy, the Nsit Ibom born actor has carved a niche for himself and you can bet that he has a lot of female admirers out there who may be nursing the dream of having him all to themselves. He says he is in a serious relationship but let’s just keep our fingers crossed and see if the wedding bells will ring soon.

More complimentary photographs coming later

1 comment:

  1. Please Ime Bishop Umoh i want to be a Nigeria Actress, am from Akwa Ibom State: this is my Email address:, please i need your help, please