By Ayo Onikoyi
A graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Ilorin, Enuanwa Blessing, has been crowned Miss Tourism International Nigeria 2017. She beat 35 other girls in a keen contest to emerge winner, of the Beauty of Africa International Pageant (BAIP) 2017.
Speaking shortly after she was crowned, a stunned, Queen Enuawna Blessing said: “I am so happy. Words cannot describe my joy. I want to dedicate my victory to God, first, my family, my friends, my fans and all those who voted for me.
My pet project is going to be geared towards creating awareness about the dangers of domestic violence. I want to specially appreciate the judges for selecting me as the winner for this year’s BAIP contest, and to Mr. Daniel Opuene, the President of the BAIP, for accepting the judges decisions and giving me this great opportunity to wear the most prestigious and most expensive crown in Africa,” a tearful Ewunawa said.
Currently in its 11th edition, the pageant seeks to promote African unity by redefining the African narrative through initiatives geared towards empowering the youths.
In attendance were Rt. Hon. Muyiwa Oladipo, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Ogun State, Mr. Andrea Pompermaier, the Consulate General, Italian Embassy, Nigeria; representatives from the US Embassy, Nigeria. Kola Ayanwale, MD, Centrespread, officials of Magic Moments Nigeria, Mr. Tajudeen Adepetu, MD, ONTV; Dr. Yinka Oduniyi, MD, AVF & President, Independent Producers Association of Nigeria (ITPAN); Mr. Chris Oputa, MD, Studio 24 & Stylesquad; Mr. Bryan Okpara, former Mr. Nigeria; and Queen Marie Miller, ex-beauty queen. On hand to entertain were comedienne, Helen Paul, comedian Gordons and singer Sound Sultan while the event was anchored by Basorge Tariah.