The Miss Nigeria Organisation, operated and managed by Times Multimedia (a division of Folio Media Group), will today Saturday 28th October 2017 host members of the Nigerian press for a special breakfast session. The meeting will be well-attended by journalists from the country’s leading media houses as well bloggers. The aim is to celebrate our friends in the media as they have played very important roles in helping the Miss Nigeria Organisation achieve its goals over the years.
Also, we will be sharing with you our plans for the upcoming nationwide casting call and our expectations for the upcoming 60th-anniversary edition of the Miss Nigeria pageant. For this year’s event, we intend to have each State represented by its indigene. To do this, we have launched a digital Pan-Nigerian call-to-entry campaign, supported by in-person casting calls in key cities across the nation. The casting call tour kicks off in Abuja on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, then we will proceed to Port-Harcourt on Thursday, November 9th, before rounding up in Lagos on Saturday and Sunday, November 11th – 12th. The combination of the digital call-to-entry campaign and in-person casting call across major Nigerian cities is to ensure adequate representation across all 37 states in this year’s pageant.
As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Miss Nigeria pageant which began in 1957, we remain committed to empowering Nigeria’s young women beyond beauty. This commitment has resonated through the years in our work with young women who have participated in the pageant and gone on to become role models for other Nigerian women. It, therefore, remains our driving motivation this year to continue to provide young women with a platform to achieve the things they are most passionate about. Therefore our focus is not on physical appearance alone, but on women who are intelligent, socially responsible, and committed to making a difference in our country.
The one-day event will hold at My Coffee, Ozumba Mbadiwe Victoria Island, and the opening remarks will be given by Tunde Akiode, COO Times Multimedia. Konnie Agu, Group Head, Business Development, Folio Media Group, will speak on the Miss Nigeria legacy through the years and give a brief background of Miss Nigeria Org. Chioma Obiadi, the out-going Queen, and 40th Miss Nigeria will also speak about her experience being Miss Nigeria, her accomplishments, and hopes for her successor. While the CEO Times Multimedia, Enyinne Owunwanne, will announce the casting call dates and cities (and why those cities have been chosen) and share our expectations for the next Miss Nigeria and give the closing remarks.
Afterwards, Konnie/Tunde/Chioma/Enyinne will answer questions from the press.