InterContinental Lagos is proud to host the 38th Annual Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant and Charity Ball. The state-of-the-art hotel, InterContinental Lagos, is located on the Victoria Island area within the heart of the Central Business District of the city of Lagos. The hotel is held in high esteem around the globe and is known to widely embrace events of distinct cultural taste and value.
Created in 1957, The Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant is Nigeria’s foremost pageant and discovering platform for young ladies. Notable among them are beauty queens such as Grace Oyelude, Julie Coker, Helen Prest-Ajayi, Binta Sukai, Vien Tetsola, Sylva Edem, Ene Lawani and Damilola Agbajor to name a few.
Now in its 38th year, The Miss Nigeria Pageant has become a strong symbol of African culture and tradition and is brought to you by The African Times Network.
This year's theme "Every Nation Needs A Queen” is centered on unity across the 36 states in Nigeria to promote beauty in diversity. The event promises to be more engaging and fulfilling in hopes that it will further unite Nigerians across its many cultural divides.
The 38th Annual Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant would be a platform to support less privileged kids. Funds will be raised towards the cause - "Education; A Salvation For Kids".
Prior to the main event, the 36 contestants will be entered in for a reality TV show titled: THE MAKING OF A QUEEN. The Making of A Queen will be filmed in Lagos (partly at our partner hotel, InterContinental Lagos) and other neighboring cities and will run for a period of two weeks. During the reality TV show, the contestants would be given tasks and have interactive sessions with their fellow contestants. They would then be judged based on their elegance, poise, talent, intelligence and beauty. After a rigorous and nail-biting process, they would be narrowed down to 21 finalists who will then move on to the grand finale, where they will compete for the crown: and one winner will emerge.
Most importantly, these contestants would be representing their individual selves as the pride of Nigeria. Thereby, adhering to the theme “Every Nation Needs a Queen”. In doing this they would be promoting unity and celebrating our cultural heritage. Unlike in the past, where they had to represent individual states.
This year's event promises to be a bigger and better show than ever before. We have a plethora of highly qualified contestants competing this year, and every single one of them embodies the core values of our organization.
We aim to create role models who through the beauty pageant will serve as ambassadors that will help define a new Nigeria; enrich the beauty of the Nigerian Woman, create a new vibe, energy and spirit for the advancement of women while positively impacting their communities.
Every Nation needs a Queen and the search for ours has begun: Miss Nigeria, 2013.