In a bid to celebrate the Nigerian telecom industry and also promote Nigeria’s rich culture, DFO Media Concept in conjunction with DAK Marketing Services Limited and supported by the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has unveiled a beauty pageant to add glamour to the Nigerian entertainment industry.
The pageant titled, Miss Telecom Nigeria, is scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 27, 2019 and it targets Nigerian young ladies within the ages of 18-30 for participation.
Speaking at the media unveiling of the pageant held at the main auditorium, University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 the Chief Organiser, Mr. Festus Ogana, said the event aimed at celebrating Nigerian Telecommunications Industry for its good performance in the past 18 years.
He added that, Miss Telecom Nigeria is about celebrating the rich Nigerian Culture in a very unique way.
He said, “Nigeria is a colourful combination of cultures and landscapes, a place that fully embraces its African heritage and celebrates its diversity adding that the Nigerian telecom industry has helped in many diverse ways to boost the Nigerian cultural heritage.”
Ogana said,” for close to two decades now, the Nigerian Telecommunications Industry received a boom with the introduction of the Global System for mobile Communication (GSM). From then till date, everything we do in Nigeria revolves around the telecom industry.
“Everyone irrespective of age, social status and even literacy level, go about with mobile phones and connect to global debates. Telecommunications has positively changed our ways of living – the way we think, relate and transact businesses. This has been made pronounced with the global acceptance of the social media which is powered by the IT/Telecom industry,” he concluded.
Also speaking at the press conference, the MD/Chief Executive Officer, DAK Marketing Services Limited, Elder Dede Kalu expressed his delight on the Miss Telecom Nigeria concept saying that the overall winner will represent the face of the Nigerian telecom industry.
In his words, “there is no gainsaying the fact that the Nigerian telecom industry has contributed immensely to Nigerian growth. The industry has supported Nigerian culture of hard work and self-reliant as seen in the growth of many businesses that are offshoot of the telecommunication industry. The industry has done so well and has significantly contributed over 5.5 percent to Nigeria GDP and Economy in the country. Therefore, Miss Telecom will be presented as a pageant that celebrates our rich cultural beliefs and heritage and the Nigerian telecom industry”.
There will be auditioning in seven major cities in Nigeria including Calabar, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Benin City, Abuja and Lagos.
Interested contestants are expected to obtain their forms at these locations, according to Tony Ojini, the National Coordinator, Miss Telecom Nigeria.
The Chief Organiser, therefore, called for support from corporate organisations, high networth individuals and government at all levels to sponsor this great event. Miss Telecom Nigeria will be a gathering of top-notch dignitaries in all sectors as well as influential personalities from all works of life.