The 44th Miss Nigeria pageant will be held on December 17th, 2021 at the Landmark Convention Centre, according to Folio Group, the event’s organizers.
The organizers announced that the winner of the pageant event would get N10 million, a one-year luxury apartment residence, a brand new automobile, and other enticing prizes.
Fidelis Anosike, Chairman, Board of Directors, Folio Group, stated in a statement that participants and partners will be treated to “a really world-class pageant like never seen before in the Nigerian pageantry environment.”
“To participate, each contestant will be required to complete the call to entry form for free at www.missnigeria.org.
“All they have to do is click on the 2021 Miss Nigeria tab and follow the instructions to submit their photos and video,” said Chioma Nwigwe, manager of the Miss Nigeria Organisation.
According to her, the screening process will begin from a selection of the top 120 contestants who will be further whittled down to 37 shortlisted candidates.
“Subsequently, 18 semi-finalists will head into the Miss Nigeria boot camp and onto the grand finale from which the eventual winner will emerge,” she added.
According to the statement, the 2021 Miss Nigeria is open to beautiful young Nigerian women from all parts of the country, within the ages of 18-to 25.
It pointed out that interested candidates were also expected to have values that align with that of the organization.
The organizers also stated that the call for entries would be available from October 21 through October 31.
Since its start over five decades ago, the pageant has produced and fostered extraordinary young girls, including the first-ever Miss Nigeria (1957), Grace Atinuke, who turns 90 in November.
“Others include Lawyer, author and Columnist, Helen Prest-Ajayi; Lawyer & CEO of NKASSI, Ezinne Akudo, amongst others.
“This year, we have worked very hard to eliminate the barriers to contesting, including the continued suspension of the registration fee and the elimination of regional auditions.
“While this is partly in response to the global public health crisis, it is also to ensure that contestants from all 36 states within the country are represented,” the organizers said.