Entries open for Face Of Niger Delta Cultural Pageant
The Face of Niger Delta Cultural Pageant (FONDCUP) organised by LizGold Global International Ltd., in partnership with World Kindness Initiative Nigeria (WKIN), has formally announced entries for its 2021 rebranded edition.
Speaking at the formal announcement in Surulere, Lagos, the pageant convener, Elizabeth Era, said the competition, beyond its focus of showcasing the physical beauty, personality, intelligence, kindness, compassion and talents of young maidens between the ages of 18 – 25years from the Niger Delta region, which comprises of nine states — Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, Edo, Imo and respectively Abia, is also poised to boost and build the tourism industry in the region.
According to her, winners will walk home with fabulous prizes ranges, with the main winner crowned as Queen (Crowned Queen) with a brand new car, N1 million cash, one year modeling contract with reputable agencies and made the Kindness Ambassador for the Niger Delta, running a project with the World Kindness Initiative.
Her words: “As the Face of Niger Delta, her job will be to preach love, kindness and show to Nigeria and the world that people are more than just fighting. She will also be trained in any skill of her choice. She will work with a telecommunication company and advert agency for a period of one year”.
“The first runner-up will get N1 million, a modeling contract and skill acquisition contract for one year. The second runner-up gets N500,000 and other juicy opportunities. Other contestants from the nine Niger Delta states will get N200,000 each and lots of other consolation prizes,” Era added.
She further explained that the contestants would be camped for a period of 22 days, starting from May 16, while the grand finale holds in June. She added that the activities in the house will be live streamed and their environment will be a cultural setting to showcase the different beautiful cultures of the Niger Delta region.
While pledging her support to initiative, Evelyn Okere-Onu said the pageant couldn’t have come at a better time than now. Stressing the need for peace and kindness, she stated that the Niger Deltans are amazing people.
“It is sad the wealth from the region is being used to develop and transform other places, whilst the region remains under developed, the reason the people have turned out they are now,” she said.
“The initiative will help boost and build our tourism industry. Tourism is one of the biggest earning industries and sectors in the global economy. Africa has the richest culture but our leaders are not paying attention to it,” Okere-Onu added.
With registration already ongoing since January 22, Era stated that auditions would be done strictly online in accordance with Covid 19 guidelines.
To participate, prospective contestants are to logon to the web portal (FONDCUP website) www.fondcup.ng, make a payment of N5,000 online, fill the registration form, and make a 60 seconds video introducing yourself, upload and submit alongside your registration form online.
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