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Miss Eleme Worldwide 2016 Beckons …As Contestants Scramble For Registration

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Organizers of  the third
edition of the Miss Eleme world Wide beauty cum cultural pageant 2016, with the theme “culturally Reloaded “is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a colourful and hitch free event of fun, pomp and pageantry, glizz and razzmatazz.
The chairman of the Miss Eleme pageant in an interview with The Tide entertainment, Solsuema Osaro, Esq disclosed that the third edition would be more colourful than the pervious ones and unique because of the introduction of a star prize of a brand new car for the winner, sponsored by Chief (Engr) Paul Obelle’s group, Eleme as well as the improvement on logistics, security and publicity.
Osaro noted that already 14 contestants had already registered and there are demands for more forms which the organisation has made available. He said he is optimistic that the pageant would record an unprecedented high number of contestants and a very large crowd.
Osaro, who is popularly known as “Mr finesse” revealed that Apart from the star prize of a brand new car for the winner the second prize of a 42″ LG flat screen television worth N250,000 goes to the first runner up, donated by LG Electronics, while the second runner up goes home with an 8kg LG washing machine valued at N155,000 as well as the hunter’s prize in addition to other consolation prizes.
Mr Finesse explained that the Hunters prize are for individuals or groups that registered a contestant. If the contestant wins the star prize, the hunter gets N50,000 and a hunters gold plague, first runner up, N30,000.00 and a silver plague, while the hunter of the second runner up receives N20,000 and a bronze plague. He said the idea is for people to register contestants for the pageant, the award is sponsored by Eleme old stars football club.
The chairman also stressed that other organizations, groups and individuals are also interested in sponsoring the event and they include Lizpa super market sponsores of the star prize of a brand new car for the winner, while Lizpa recreational centre provides venue and space for the event that is capable of containing 3000 guests, both organizations belong to the Obelle group, while land mark hotel is sponsoring one week camping and feeding for the contestants.
Other sponsores include, PABOD Breweries, Association of Beauty Peageant Organizers of Nigeria, Ofalarun Eleme USA incorporated, (sponsores of oversea trips), media houses such as Rivers State Newspaper Corporation (RSNC), Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation (RSBC) and the Rivers State Television, (RSTV) as well as individuals like Prof. Isreal Awate, Hon (Barr) Kamalu, Commissioner, Budget and Economic planning, Rivers State, Hon Blessing O. Ejim, Commissioner representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the Local Government Service Commission, among others.
Osaro who is also the Emeritus, Mr Uniuyo Most Handsome Student stated that the pageant has been endorsed by the Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, HRH, Sir Emere Emperor Nkpe, JP, AMB. P FNIL, One-eh Aleasa Eleme x, paramount ruler of Eleme, Eleme Local Government Council, Eleme Youth Council (EYC) and National Association of Eleme students.
Mr Finesse maintained that as the Special Assistant on social engineering to the caretaker committee chairman of Eleme LGA, Hon Johnson O. Nwogu, it is the desire of the CTC chairman to create a congenial interactive avenue for youths and to promote talent hunt. He stressed that the peageaut is aimed at show casing the talents, the qualities, beauty and goodness of the Eleme girl and to ensure that the youths of Eleme are appreciated.
Mr Osaro intimated that his organisation would be holding two beauty pageants this year, the first pageant which comes up next month (May), is the Miss Eleme beauty /cultural peageant and it is for the indigenes of Eleme only who are between the ages of 18 and 30, while the second pageant, Most Beautiful Girl in Eleme which comes up later in the year is open to all ladies whether indigene or not and between 18 and not beyond 30 years.
He maintained that the pageants will serve as a platform to correct some cultural taboos committed by strangers and to protect the cultural heritage of the Eleme people.

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Duncan Mighty Cheats Death In Ghastly Car Accident

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Rivers State-born singer, Duncan Mighty has survived a car accident while travelling to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, on his Instagram account, thanked God for saving his life and Nigerians for praying for him.
He revealed that on January 2, 2022, his vehicle drove straight into the river after a failed brake.
He wrote, “God bless you for your prayers. 2nd January on our way to Uyo, our vehicle drove straight into the river after a trailer on a high speed failed brake, was the last thing I can remember.
“Next is seeing myself in the hospital. God made, no be man made.”

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Grammy Awards Postponed Indefinitely, As Omicron Variant Spreads

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The 64th Grammy Awards has been postponed indefinitely amid an unprecedented wave of COVID Omicron variant.
Recording Academy announced that the awards was postponed indefinitely for safety reasons.
The awards show had been scheduled for January 31; no new date has been set yet.
CBS and Recording Academy in a statement said holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant.
Part of the statement read, “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show.”
CBS noted that the health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and those who tirelessly work to produce the award show remain our top priority.
“We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon,” the statement read.

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Yuletide: Emohua Turns To Carnival City …Commends Awuse’s Magnanimity

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The 2021 Yuletide celebration in Emohua Community, Rivers State was funfilled amidst glitz and glamour as the good people of the ancient town came out in their numbers to celebrate Christmas and new year under a peaceful atmosphere with gratitude to God and Ohna Sergent Awuse for a hitch free yuletide as the town literally turned to a carnival city.
The weeklong activities which started from December 23rd 2021 kicked off with the Ohna Awuse cup competition which featured six teams named after different countries. At the grand finale on January 4th 2022, South Africa defeated Ivory Coast with a lone goal and went home with the golden cup and N250,000 cash, while the second position went to Ivory Coast with a cash prize of N150,000, Egypt took third and got N100,000.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Organising Committee of the tournament, Mr Nnebuchi Woleru, thanked Ohna Awuse for sponsoring the tournament which has been in existence for the past six years. He described the soccer event as a unifying factor among the youths as the players were drawn from the eight villages in Emohua town. He stressed that they decided to name the teams after countries to avoid acrimony and rancour as was witnessed in previous tournaments.
According to Woleru, the football event helped to ensure peace in the community and contributed in curbing the menace of youth restiveness cultism and other social vices among the youths. He thanked Ohna Awuse for his foresight and for ensuring peace in the town.
Ohna Awuse noted that the purpose of the competition was to encourage the youths to discover and harness their potentials, promote peace and unity among the youths and to change the negative narrative and conduct for which they were known in the past. He thanked them for their peaceful conduct throughout the competition.
Ohna Awuse also ushered in the new year by hosting Ohna Emohua, Eleru-urie, Emohua Council of Chiefs, widows and the youths. He noted that 2022 was a year of peace, unity and freedom as he called for all hands to be on deck to move Emohua to the next level of development and peaceful coexistence.
The yuletide also witnessed masquerade displays and carnivals by the eight villages of Emohua. Speaking at one of the masquerade displays the Chairman of Ohna Mele Masquerade Dance, Mr Ifeanyi Iroh, thanked Ohna Awuse, Barr Chima Obinna and others for sponsoring the masquerade dance which he said had given them a sense of belonging and had helped to promote their age long culture and tradition.
Also speaking the youth Chairman and coordinator of Mgbuetor Carnival, Mr Anachor Emenike noted that the purpose of the carnival was to entertain the youths during the festive period and the carnival symbolises unity, peace and love among the youths. He thanked Hon Collins Amegl Opuel Wordu and other sponsores of the event for making their dream come true and urged others to emulate their kind gestures.

By: Jacob Obinna

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