The grand finale of the World’s first Orange Beauty and Style Pageant, known as the Face of Nigeria would be staged in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital.
The event is expected to hold in September 2016.
According to one of the organizers Ayo Ayolade, the theme of the 2016 edition of the Orange beauty festival is- Celebrating the Bests of Nigeria, while the charity work centers on promoting the rights of the Nigerian Girl-Child to education.
“Towards this end preparations for staging the Orange beauty festival has begun in earnest with all the pageant’s structures across the regions of the country fully set to kick-off the zonal levels of the world class show”.
The screenings scheduled to take place in six zones of the country starts in February 2016. The screening centers are Uyo, Enugu, Asaba, Ibadan, Lagos and Abuja.
According to Ayo, there is also the cooking competition segment in the contest.
“The addition of cooking competition as a competitive segment of the pageant not only celebrates the Africaness of the new idea, but illuminates that African line of thought that the beauty of a woman transcends beyond the physical.
“Beauty with responsibility especially in home making and upkeep is espoused as the virtue of African woman.
“The contestants as mothers of the future are revered. In spite of their differences in tribes, religion, customs and manners the package offers them the platform to show their unknown beauty and talents, unite their hearts as “Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty“. Through the pageant they are expected to expand their friendship network, improve by acting together, as well as deepen their mutual exchanges,” he said.