A onetime beauty queen Juliet Geoffrey of 2Side Modeling Concepts held a press conference on the 18th of August at the Regent Hotel Ikeja to communicate her plans for 2nd edition of Miss Green & White Nigeria (MGWN) beauty pageant 2015.
The media briefing which was scheduled for 11am did not start until 12noon with the address of the host of the event, Wofai Samuel. She apologized on behalf of the team for starting later than expected. She went further to reel out the essence of the pageant.
Among those present were Miss Glo world, reigning queen of Miss green & white Nigeria, Queen of Prestige Nigeria, Zanzibar recordz, Bido International, Wofai Samuel, Uzzy Beauty Centre, Segun Lawal (Ovation), Face of New Nigeria Queen, representative from Kiss-Mix, TBThings International, Beulah Marsha, Papa B among others.
According to the founder of the pageant Juliet Geoffrey of 2Side Modeling Concepts; Miss Green & White Nigeria (MGWN) is scheduled for October 1st to 4th, as part of the activities to commemorate the Nigeria independence, which is aimed to promote peace and unity and stimulate awareness against violence and apathy towards the oneness of Nigeria particularly among the youths and at the same time celebrating young Nigerian women; presenting them as unique blend of beauty, elegance, intelligence and excellence.
She also added that 2Side Modeling Concepts which is the umbrella body for Miss green and White Nigeria Beauty Pageant looks beyond modeling to give young women the opportunity to develop their careers in exciting new directions, guiding them for a secure and successful future.
The reigning beauty queen of Miss Green & White Nigeria, Faith Oyegbola gave a short speech about her experience so far as a queen. She said,
“It was actually my first time to participate in a beauty contest. In the contest, I had the opportunity to learn a lot of things, being with girls older than me, having different characters, from different family back ground, it was very challenging, I must confess. Besides, all the girls were beautiful and intelligent, it wasn’t easy at all. I am glad I won. By and large, it was fun; the camp activities, the event proper, seminars, sports, showcasing sports wear on stage and other interesting activities, it was very innovative. I really commend 2Side Modeling Concepts for giving young women such an opportunity.”
The representative from Uzzy Beauty centre promised to take whoever emerges as the queen of Miss green & white Nigeria 2015 to government houses in Imo State, Ebonyi State among others.
In tackling the questions from the audience, Juliet Geoffrey, Wofai Samuel, rep from Bido International answered to the delight of guests as the question passed through the reason for the pageant, the fairness of the process, the eligibility requirement, expected benefits to winners etc.
Among the critical questions from the audience includes one from Mr Segun Lawal of Ovation. He asked the organizer to tell us the specific prize that will be given to the winners so that we can actually know what to expect. He added that some beauty pageants like this will promise to give car; this can could e given to winners on stage and there after it will be taken back from them.
The organizer, Juliet Godfrey answered by saying that at the moment they have not specified the packages for the winner.
Meet the host of the event – Wofai Samuel
Wofai Samuel is the host of Miss Green & White Nigeria Beauty Pageant Season 2. She has played host to virtually all highly profiled Red Carpet Events across Africa including City People Entertainment Awards, African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, Nollywood Movie Awards aired in UK, The Headies, Nigerian Elite Business Awards, Elite Model Look, African Movie Academy Awards among others.
Wofai Samuel is a multi-award winning /Ace TV Personality. Pundit for #TheNollys live in London streamed across several TV channels in UK including SKY 329. Wofai has several mentions across Africa including a special recognition alongside 5 prominent Governors in Nigeria aired live on International TV courtesy of Vanguard Awards.
The activities for the beauty pageant is as follows
MODEL CASTIING/PHOTO SHOOT
DATE: 4TH & 7TH OCTOBER, 2015
VENUE: METRO PARK
31 ISSAC JOHN, GRA, IKEJA, LAGOS.
DATE: STARTS 1ST OCTOBER & ENDS 4THOCTOBER, 2015
VENUE: IKEJA, LAGOS.
MAKE-UP WITH PRESTIGE COSMETIS /COCTAIL PARTY
DATE: 1ST OCTOBER, 2015
VENUE: PHAPSODYS, IKEJA
EVENT GRAND FINALE
DATE: 4TH OCTOBER, 2015
VENUE: LAGOS AIRPORT HOTEL, (ONDO/OGUN BANQUET HALL). 111, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO WAY, IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA.
TIME: 3:00PM (GREEN CARPET)
HOST: WOFAI (MITV) & PAPA B. (COMEDIAN)
GUEST SPEAKER: H.E PRINCESS (MRS) SARAH ADEBISI SOSAN, DFR (former Deputy Governor Lagos State)
See photos from the press conference