Thursday, 16 August 2012

Miss Nigeria Ghana 2012; Officially Launched!!!




At the auditorium of the Nigeria High Commission, Accra Ghana
On Thursday 16th August 2012

  • ·      Your Excellency, Ambassador Oluseyi Onafowokan , the Nigeria High Commission to Ghana.
  •        Deputy High Commissioner and other principal staff of the High Commission.
  •              Our Amiable sponsors
     
  •              Members of Nigeria Communities
     
  •       The National Association of Nigeria Students Executives
     
  •       Gentlemen of the Pres
     
  •       Ladies and Gentlemen
We give thanks to God, the almighty and our creator, who impacted us with knowledge that yielded this idea and who makes this day a reality. Our mind also wells up in appreciation to fellow human who helped tremendously in all activities leading to today’s presentation. We are grateful to the Nigeria High Commissioner and all staff of the high commission for always been there for us. We salute the courage of our sponsors who believe and support our dream and to our friends from the media, thanks for making time to be here.

Miss Nigeria in Diaspora is not a new development; in the United States of America, we have Miss Nigeria New York and Washington. In Europe, there is Miss Nigeria UK and Miss Nigeria Dublin and back here in Africa, Miss Nigeria South Africa is always a big deal.  Looking at Ghana’s close relations with Nigeria and the number of Nigerians living in Ghana, we are of the opinion that it will not augur well and will not be in the best cultural interest of the two nations not to have a feel of Miss Nigeria Ghana.

Miss Nigeria Ghana  is therefore  intended to organise Nigerian youths living  in Ghana  toward a new order of projecting Nigeria image in Ghana and fostering a more cordial relationship between the youths of the two countries  through culture and decent beauty pageant.

We are very optimistic that this program will promote Nigerian’s rich cultural dexterity and diversity among Ghanaians, serve as a tool for rebranding Nigeria image in Ghana and become a potent tool for more unification of both countries.

There are arguably over 5 million Nigerians in Ghana, and Nigeria being the entertainment power house of Africa and the uniqueness of Nigerians as carrier of fun and funfair anywhere they find themselves, and can never ceased to be the happiest people. This program we hope shall create a platform for general entertainment.  There are lots of Nigerian companies contributing massively to the economic development of Ghana which we also believe needed vehicles like this to promote their investment in Ghana and a number of Ghanaian owned companies finding their feet in Nigeria.  This event will go a long way in helping businesses across the two countries. 

There have been various effort of the federal government of Nigeria through its various agencies at home and abroad in projecting the image of Nigeria, there is no doubt that this program will go a long way in projecting Nigeria as a good people that we are and from a great nation. 

The pageant is open to all Nigeria ladies schooling or resident in Ghana between the ages of 18 and above. Application form is available for Ghc35 at the Sliverbird lifestyle store, Accra mall and on all the campuses across the nation. 

Audition shall be held in Accra and Kumasi and the grand finale shall be held in Accra on the 26th of October 2012. There are mouth watering prizes for the winner and the runner up as well as the ten finalists, including an official car for the winner throughout her reign and a $6000 Rolex watch.

The winner of the pageant shall also embark on one year breast cancer awareness campaign in all the ten regions of Ghana, in a show of appreciation and giving back to our host nation, Ghana.

The ten finalists shall compete for the crown on a night of bliss to be witnessed by dignitaries from Nigeria and Ghana.

Top on our guests list is the first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan. We are also expecting wife of Oyo state Governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi and former Nigeria Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland and Peoples Democratic Party’s National Women Leader, Dr Kema Chikwe. There shall be representation from the Nigeria National Assembly, Ministry of Women Affairs, and Ministry of Youth Affairs, National Orientation agency and National Institute of Cultural Orientation.

There are number of artists both from Nigeria and Ghana that will add glamour to the night. Tickets for the event shall be available for sale from 1st September, 2012.

The event has the endorsement of the Nigeria High Commission in Ghana, the National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS-Ghana) and Association of Nigeria Professionals in Ghana and all Nigeria Community Ghana.

The event is being put together by Delight Communications, Nigerian Eye Newspaper, Jumacole Investment, Starkeep productions and partners.

For more information and update please visit our website www.missnigeriaghana.com

Bola Olalere – Chairman Organising Committee