Consequent upon the COVID-19 incursion and the lockdown, Chinyere Obiora Mmobuosi, founder/CEO of Sharonmmo Leisure Enterprises (SEE), organisers of Most Stunning Lady in Badagry pageant (MBGB) lately staged the primary ever Miss Teen Pageant on fb. She tells CHINYERE OKOROAFOR how she did it.
You lately staged the primary ever Miss Teen Magnificence Pageant on Fb amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown; how have been you capable of accomplish it?
Initially, Miss Teen Magnificence with Brian Nigeria registration kicked-off round February and was imagined to be an inter-school magnificence competitors open to all secondary colleges in Badagry Native Authorities Space. Dad and mom have been to register their daughters by means of the faculties whereas the college registers with us.
Additionally, every of the colleges was to register 5 contestants and we seemed ahead to internet hosting the grand finale on June 5, however with the emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic, we figured that internet hosting it on Fb could be enjoyable since most individuals have been at dwelling. We additionally thought that it will maintain them busy.
True to our expectation, the women’ efficiency was very good. First, they despatched shoulder degree pictures, which have been rated by likes, feedback and money voting.
The second look was photos of their artistic attires, which they made themselves with plant leaves. Additionally, this half was rated by means of the variety of likes and feedback.
Nevertheless, out of the 9 finalists, it was solely the winner and the second runner-up that have been capable of submit earlier than the deadline.
Their final photograph appearances have been with dinner robes. Throughout this closing look, they have been requested to make a speech on execute a pet venture to take youngsters off the streets to a greater life. They have been additionally requested provide recommendation to the federal government in regards to the Covid-19pandemic.
What number of teenagers participated altogether?
Once we referred to as for entries on Fb, we had 30 entries however after audition and screening, we have been left with 9 contestants, whereas two made it to the finals. Miss Nmesioma Nicholas received the Miss Teen Magnificence With Brian Nigeria 2020 whereas Miss Lawal Maria was the second runner-up.
What’s the motivation behind Teen Magnificence pageant?
Everyone knows that pageants promote self-confidence, management, poise, and robust can-do spirit. In order that’s the first purpose. The thought first occurred to me when my daughter was 5 years outdated. She would gown up, put palms on her waist and pose in entrance of the mirror. Watching her mimic fashions despatched me down reminiscence lane to after I was an adolescent. Then I dreamt of changing into just like the fashions I noticed on televisions and magazines. However that dream by no means got here true for me. So, as she grew, I started coaching her in addition to different younger women who confirmed curiosity in modeling. From there, I launched the Most Stunning in Badagry pageant.
I selected to launch Miss Teen Magnificence pageant as a result of I realised that almost all younger women lack confidence and have even forgotten their tradition. In as a lot as we should always embrace globalisation and digitalisation, it is crucial that we don’t overlook our roots and cultures. So, this concept was conceived to provide teenage secondary college women the chance to specific their skills for a better trigger.
Even earlier than Covid-19 condemned it to an internet occasion, did you’ve got sponsors?
Not in the intervening time. Don’t overlook this can be a maiden version. However we’re open and truly calling for help going ahead. Company organisations can, as a part of their company social tasks (CSR), accomplice with us, particularly as a result of we’re out to assist inculcate management qualities and promote self-confidence in our younger women.
Who’re your inspirations within the business?
I love Senator Ben Murray Bruce and household and what they’ve achieved with The Most Stunning Lady in Nigeria pageant. It was by means of their MBGN that Nigeria produced the primary African Miss World within the particular person of Agbani Darego. I additionally admire Naomi Campbell for her sway over the business within the final a long time.
What drives you?
Seeing the women I mentor and venture discover their ft within the modeling and sweetness business evokes me. I’m proud to have educated over 300 women as fashions. These have been women who didn’t even know the way and the place to begin from. Some have been even afraid due to the unfavourable tales of how fashions and sweetness queens are sexually harassed. However with my counsel, they overcame their fears. A number of weeks earlier than the lockdown, my daughter received the Miss School Pageant on the Lagos Artwork Fiesta. These are a number of the issues that assist me put in additional effort.