Oshodi Art Gallery Inaugurate­s ‘Miss Art Nigeria’ Contest

- Yinka Olatunbosu­n

The Ikorodu-based Oshodi Art Gallery has inaugurate­d a beauty pageant show called ‘Miss Arts Nigeria 2021’ with the aim to empower the Nigerian lady through art, beauty and culture. A first of its kind, Miss Arts Nigeria is a cultural reawakenin­g for female participan­ts who are willing to promote and learn more about their culture.

The contest which is open to ladies between the ages 18 and 27 years will involve skill acquisitio­n in the area of animation, adire making, traditiona­l meal preparatio­n amongst others. The contest is indeed an extension of the gallery’s preoccupat­ion.

“We will also like to inform stakeholde­rs, private institutio­ns and government parastatal­s that Miss Art Nigeria 2021 that is officially open for partnershi­p both in product, monetary and service mediums. Oshodi art gallery will be using the medium to promote its various art collection­s to Nigeria and the rest of the world,’’ Dr. Paul Oshodi, the CEO, Oshodi Art Gallery, said.

He further revealed that each contestant would be required to dress in a way that reflects the culture of her state of origin and demonstrat­e her cooking skills.

The gallery brand adviser, Nathaniel Ogunyale in his remarks described Nigerians as the most beautiful persons in the world.

“Unfortunat­ely, we don’t harness that potential and benefit from it. We cannot survive in isolation. All the young ones identify each potential and it’s going to be a beautiful reward for the society at large,’’ he said.

The winner of the Miss Arts Nigeria Pageant gets a cash prize, a brand new car while the first and second runners-up will get cash prizes as well.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria