Twenty contestants shortlisted for the 2018 Mr. Nigeria contest tagged, “The Ideal Man” began their journey to grapping the high-status prize last Tuesday, as they began camping ahead of the main event billed to hold on Sunday, October 28 at the Atrium of the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking at a press briefing to intimate journalists about the Sunday event, which kicks starts at 5pm with live broadcast beginning from 7pm, promoter of the contest, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said the contest will feature only the ideal men, adding that over the years, the contest has developed into a unique global brand touching lives and making positive impacts on the lives of young Nigerians and African youths.
The contestants, who were drafted into the competition after a nationwide screening, will receive grooming in business, physical exercise, basic home management, catwalk, elocution, among other etiquettes.
The competition will have Senator Ita Giwa as the head of the panel of judges which include top fashion designer, Mudi; security expert, Kunle Komolafe; foremost PR practitioner, Kufre Ekanem; top rated blogger, Ono Bello and Temi Osin, among others.
Top artist expected to thrill the audience at the event include, Olu Maintain, Koffi, Twizzy, Five Blazers and many more.
Top bespoke designers, Chris & Steeze Clothing and David Wej will cloth he contestants for the fashion segment of the event.
Aside walking away with exciting prizes, the winner of the 2018 Mr. Nigeria contest will represent the country at the Mr. World contest in Manila, Philippines.
Past Mr Nigeria winners include Bryan Okwara 2007, Kenneth Okolie 2010, Deji Bakare 2012 and Emmanuel Ikubese current title holder who emerged first runner-up at the 2014 Mister World contest; together they have made remarkable impact in Nollywood and other career endeavours.
This year’s competition is supported by Occasions and Events, David Wej, Chris and Steeze Clothings, D-Blend Gastronomy, Silverbird News 24, Silverbird Group.