Mr. Daniel Opuene (2nd left) with reigning & past queens
Organisers of the grand finale of the 2016 edition of the Beauty of Africa International Pageant (BAIP) themed ‘Ambassador for Tourism, Peace and Friendship’ have announced that it will hold on October 8 at Queens Park Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Over the past nine years, Beauty of Africa International Pageant, formerly known as Face of Daniels, has been able to discover and promote high-ranking models that are currently enjoying corporate endorsements both within and outside the country. The pageant has also brought together the crème de la crème of corporate Nigeria, top government functionaries, media executives, entertainment giants, designers, and tourism and marketing executives among others.
President, Beauty of Africa International Pageant, Mr. Daniel Opuene, recently told journalists that, “BAIP was established as part of our commitments to corporate social responsibility and service to youth development in Nigeria. It is a platform to discover and give opportunities to young, talented and beautiful ladies who would become the face, heart and soul of the rich cultural heritage of the good people of Nigeria. It is also designed to prove that they can make it in the world of modeling. The 2016 contestants would demonstrate both their inner and outer beauties as well as have opportunity to express their creative abilities.”
According to Opuene, screening of the 2016 contestants will take place in six states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. Kicking off in Kaduna on June 4, the audition train will move to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on June 11. It will be the turn of Asaba, Delta State on June 18, Enugu on June 25; Abuja on July 2; Port Harcourt on July 9, and finally Lagos on July 16. However, the grand finale will hold in Lagos in October.
Endorsed by the World Beauty Association and Federal Ministry of Information & Culture, BAIP is also the franchise holder of Miss Tourism International Nigeria; Miss Supranational Nigeria; Miss Globe Nigeria; Miss Tourism Queen of the Year Nigeria; and The Look of the Year Nigeria.