Miss Interglobal Nigeria (MIGN) formerly Miss Commonwealth has arrived in Nigeria.
The beauty pageant which is from native Jamaica is a great deal put together to celebrate the beauty and sttrength of the Nigerian woman and give the Winner the opportunity to represent Nigeria at the global finals in Kingston Jamaica. The Winner would become Brand Ambassador to Sponsors, and role model to millions of young women in Nigeria.
The purpose of the pageant while it aims to empower the Nigerian woman, also looks at key issues affecting the Nigerian community the most poignant being Mother and child mortality rate, human trafficking, and teenage pregnancy. The winner and the first and second runner up would be actively involoved in championing the cause and they would work in close contact with different NGO’s. The initiative has been tagged ‘First Class Citizens. Only’, tagged thus so represent the vision of the initiative for the Nigerian women.
Guests expected include former and current beauty queens, reigning Miss Global International, Yansy Vega of Pueto Rico, pageant title-holder, Mr Lachu Ramchandani, key government officials at state and federal levels, and relevant states and federal agencies concerned with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Human Trafficking. Others will include officials of relevant NGOs such as Hope World Wide Nigeria, and The Rose of Sharon Foundation, among others.
On the team is the CEO, Bassey Essien – lead strategist for the International style week, Prince Billy Harry – president of FOSSCCIMA, Makida Moka – pageant ambassador and Face of Sleek 2009, Omo Sandra – spokesmodel for the peagent, Mrs Tewa Oresanya – Media sponsor from Exquisite magazine, Merrilyn Okeleke – Event Coordinator, Yoanna Okwesa – Stylist and fashion brand and marketing consultant and Yinka Adewumi – CEO Catwalk Studios Academy.
International Style Weeks Limited, organizers of Miss Interglobal Nigeria 2012 (MIGN) beauty pageant has set an ambitious goal of raising N50 million to fight the triple scourge of maternal/child mortality, human trafficking & sexual exploitation and teenage pregnancy in Nigeria, as part of the social cause the pageant winner will undertake during her one year reign as queen.
According to Mr. Bassey Essien, CEO of International Style Weeks Limited, the MIGN pageant social cause aims to raise the money within twelve months and this would be used to advocate for the reduction of human trafficking & sexual exploitation and to further create awareness of the impact of teenage pregnancy and maternal/child mortality so as to aid a decline in its occurrence in Nigeria.
“The United Nations puts the figure of women who die annually at 53,000 due to pregnancy related illnesses and 241,000 children die in the first month in Nigeria making it Africa’s highest new born death toll,” he said.
Scheduled to take place in May, the event is sponsored by the Akwa Ibom state government and will take place in Uyo. The pageant is open to young Nigerian ladies between ages 16-26 years. For entry details: http://mign.com.ng/entry.html
Other supporting organizations include Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), the official broadcast Partners, and leading textile producer, Da Viva, food and beverage giant, Nestle Nigeria Plc and Official carrier, Arik Airline. Others include Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions, Digital Reality, Genevieve, Glam & Essence Magazine, Exquisite Magazine and The Moment Newspaper.by