After 16 years, the leadership of Miss Nigeria, the country’s most prestigious beauty pageant, has transferred from Folio Communications to The Audrey Silva Company (TASC), which is owned by Mildred Okwo, a film director, and Rita Dominic, a well-known actress and producer.
The pageant’s transition includes a new board of directors comprised of accomplished leaders from various industries, all dedicated to preserving the pageant’s remarkable legacy and advancing female empowerment.
This includes Ego Boyo, the founder and managing director of Temple Productions and Temple Media, Wunmi Ogunbiyi, the 24th Queen of Miss Nigeria and the founder and CEO of aCubed Limited, Olatomiwa Williams, Associate Vice President of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Aisha Kyari, Asset Manager and Founder of Modd Management Company, Chioma Okigbo, among others.
The actress shared her joy and sense of honour for her new role on Instagram, saying,
“I am thrilled and honoured to step into this new role at the Miss Nigeria organization, an iconic institution that has long celebrated the strength, beauty, and intelligence of Nigerian women.”Rita Dominic
She also expressed her gratitude to her husband, Fidelis Anosike, publisher of the Daily Times and the founder of Folio Communications, for believing she could lead the pageant differently.
She went on to express her version of the pageant, which is firmly rooted in the empowerment of young women. She wants a platform where dreams take flight, confidence soars, and leadership is nurtured.
“We want every young woman in Nigeria to believe in herself, her potential, and her ability to make a difference.”But that’s not all. We’re here to add a fresh twist, a new spark to the show. We want to create an event that not only empowers but also entertains. We want to ignite the excitement in every Nigerian heart, from the youngest to the oldest. We want a new generation of Nigerians to watch, to be inspired, and to dream big.”Rita Dominic
Dominic is anticipated to elevate the stature of the legendary pageant along with her business partner, Mildred Okwo.
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