PlatinumEntertainment Nigeria has explained the uniqueness of the Queen of IBILE pageant as a breath of fresh air in the history of pageantry in Nigeria and beyond. IBILE is the acronym for the five administrative divisions of Lagos State:Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe. The event will see contestants from across NIGERIA who are Lagosians by birth, naturalisation or by other legal means take part in a pageant and reality television show that will give them lifetime empowerment and build their capacity for excellence. The theme for this edition is: “Embracing Our Cultural Heritage: a Way to Boost the Tourism Sector during and after Pandemic”. In line with making Tourism and Entertainment one of the cardinal development of the project THEMES of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the pageant is supported and officially endorsed by the Lagos State Government, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. At a discussion with Madam Olayinka Edu, the Executive Director and Founder of the Queen of IBILE Pageantry, she reiterated the ideals behind the project; “Pageantry in the conventional sense has always been about the celebration of beauty and brains. However, at Platinum Entertainment Nigeria, while we celebrate beauty and brains, we also encourage innovativeness and empower resourcefulness”. “The winner of Queen of IBILE pageant will resume office and commence her project in Lagos/Nigeria immediately after the pageant. She will go on the IBILE tour creating awareness on certain women issues and carrying out social development projects and charity works, tackling feminine through the “Beauty to Serve initiative” by Queen of Ibile Organisation (NGO) she added. Conforming to the motto of the pageant – “Beauty to serve”, all contestants have to take part by coming up with a community based project in relation to the annual theme. The best projects are then selected for execution. Aside from the grand prize of N2 Million and a Car, some other contestants will have the rare opportunity to become:Queen of IBILE Super Model with a modelling contract for a year and trips to other places to participate in modelling jobs. Queen of IBILE Blogster to Blog about happenings across the 5 IBILE of Lagos State and beyond for one year and get paid. Queen of IBILE Communicator who automatically becomes the first TV host of “The Ibile Dove Show (TIDS), a TV show which will be aired on AskyTV by Afrosky (afrosky.com) and other stations. She also gets salary for a year. More prizes and adventures too! If you are a young lady between 18-27 years and have aspiration for any of the categories, then here is your one time opportunity to actualise your dream! We are redefining pageantry and empowering women to be self-reliance. “Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward” A major aspect of the IBILE event is the IBILE Icon Awards which will be presented to individuals, organisations etc. who have been exceptional in their activities and in the promotion and development of Lagos State. These exceptional individuals must have met the criteria for selection before being considered for the Icon Award. For information on registration, audition modalities and general enquiries, kindly visit the website – www.queenofibilepar.organd follow us on all our social media handles – @queen_ibile. Sponsorship or partnership opportunities from interested individuals, companies or institutions are welcome For more information, contactName: ShadePhone: 0803 228 0378Email: [email protected]: www.queenofibilepar.orgPowered by: Platinum Entertainment: www.platinumentng.com NOTE: Covid-19 is real! Be your brother’s keeper by wearing a mask to reduce the risk of spreading… Be SAFE!The post Lagos State Government Endorses Queen of Ibile appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.