In recent times, there have been an upsurge of beauty pageants on the Nigerian soil. Some of them well commended, while many others controversial and criticised by purists.
However, the Nigerian pageant world is set to take a new twist and and introduced something which is expected to be a breath of fresh air.
According to the information gathered, a team of yet to be disclosed ex Nigerian beauty queens who are not happy with the way most beauty pageants in the country are run, have put heads together to organize Miss Ayeogaga, a first of its kind pageant which focuses its criteria around not only physical beauty but also inner beauty with brains; and it will be held on the Internet.
The newly launched pageant which will run online every month stands out in its ability to create more winners for different categories, even though there will be an overall winner for each month taking home pricey prizes.
An overall winner will then be selected out of the monthly top winners following a live pageant which will not only be streamed online but held live in the real world simultaneously.
Speaking with the media in Lagos, organizers explained why they thought of the pageant: “Miss Ayeogaga is a brand that is bringing stability and the ability to be productive to the female gender. This is a contest where inner beauty, talent and brains are invested in.”
“Ayeogaga means ‘strong woman’, a woman of independence that is capable of bringing positive impact to her Nation and the world at large. We believe more women have these qualities and we want to use the online pageant to make more of such queens every month instead of the usual one-time winner style of pageant we see everywhere”, they said.
“In summary it’s about empowering women and making them Trailblazers who will make society proud. Women are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve their own dreams.”
Following the report that the pageant is being put together by experienced beauty queen, It is believed that the firsthand emotions, dedication, training and preparation contestants go through in competing in a competition of that sort will be brought to a higher level in Miss Ayeogaga.