The organisers of the maiden edition of the Queen of IBILE Pageant awards and reality show, on Wednesday said that the event would further promote tourism in Lagos State.
Mrs Olayinka Edu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Platinum Entertainment Limited, and the convener of the pageant, said this at a press briefing and the unveiling of Queen of Ibile project at the Freedom Park on Lagos Island.
Edu, who is also the producer of the project, said that the content of the programme would be strictly indigenous and that the show would be historic.
The Tide source reports that the project was in partnership with Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA).
“The Lagos Government, on this Queen of IBILE project, is placed on a platter of gold as a tourist haven to a savoured public.
“As captured in our society today, there are numerous societal and historical decadence coupled with a lot of misconceptions about the true identity of Lagos.
“The mission of Queen of IBILE project is to shed more light on the unique identity of Ibile and provide lots of historical insights into the administrative divisions of Lagos state.
“This will be with proper research and documentation gathered from the traditional rulers of each administrative division,”she said.
Edu said that the idea of Queen of IBILE was inspired by various happenings in Lagos which included its numerous unique festivals, myths and royal coronation.
“IBILE, asides from being a Yoruba word meaning, “indigenous daughter or son of the soil”, it is also an acronym derived from the five administrative divisions of Lagos State; Ikeja , Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos and Epe.
“These administrative divisions have distinctive cultures and traditions but have unitedly contributed to the Lagos State usually addressed as the ‘Centre of Excellence’.
“As exemplified, Queen of IBILE is a community-based project that seeks to debunk the popular notion of the big city of Lagos as a ‘No Man’s Land’.
“It is also an indigenous state with rich cultural values,” she said.
Edu also revealed that the eight-week Queen of IBILE Pageant reality show would explore different innovative ideas that would make it a different content from the contemporary pageant shows.
Big Brother Naija 2022 Kicks Off, July 23, 24
While the reality show has given former contestants the opportunity of a lifetime to see beautiful cities across the globe and travel beyond the shore of Nigeria, more-often-than-not, once the buzz dies, they are left to fend for themselves and rediscover their steps.
Should a prospective reality star go into the house without a proper plan for himself or herself once the show comes to a conclusion, they would be back to square one.
The pampering and fending in Big Brother’s House is only for two-three months, then the media team of the reality show takes care of their image and publicity for the next calendar year before they are allowed to dip their feet into the sea immediately after the reunion show of that season comes to a conclusion.
Once they are back to reality, they have to begin to struggle for endorsement deals, creating a more resourceful career path and becoming a person of value which was their initial aim and objective prior to heading into Big Brother’s House. However, they get lost in the excitement of being talked about for several weeks then fade away into obscurity.
It’s barely a year since WhiteMoney emerged winner of the 2021 Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eyes edition, albeit, his music career is yet to take off. Life outside the ‘kitchen’ is a different reality, when the fans are no longer watching, it is onerous to carve a career for oneself.
Also, she has continued to remain relevant on social media due to her value. Should she be able to evolve, she would attain her utmost potential.
Meanwhile, housemates such as JayPaul, Arin, Tega Dominic, Beatrice, Adeniyi Lawai, to name a few have been unable to carve a niche for themselves. As a matter of fact, they fizzled out prior to the conclusion of the show. Moreover, they had no storylines during the recently concluded BBNaija Shine Ya Eyes show; collectively, the show was weak.
This is why you do not enter the Big Brother competition with a ‘dream’, most times, it ends up being a ‘pipe dream’. The winner of the 2020 BBNaija Lockdown edition, Laycon showed the world what he was made of with his content and strategy.
Nobody saw him coming, he delivered a gauntlet attack on Nigerians. Gave Nigerians and viewers across the globe a fascinating show on television, then his music projects did the magic outside of the house.
In 2020, you could not escape Laycon. He was everywhere and won the show by a fine margin. The prospective housemates should learn from him, going into the competition means you are building on a foundation you already designed for yourself, your team and most importantly, the brand
Alot of reality stars go into the competition with a ‘vague dream’, abstract to say the least, then they are surprised when nobody buys into their agenda or ploy.
What prospective housemates need to know?
On Saturday, July 23, Nigerians will be introduced to a new set of reality stars. The number of housemates is yet to be confirmed, however, by Sunday night viewers would become more familiar with the direction of the new sea
Sensational Bamidele, Others Perform At Rivers United FC’s Reception In PH
This follows their(team’s) victory as they emerged Champions of the 2022 Nigeria Premier League (NPL) Champions and winning the Continental ticket for the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) competition.
The occasion witnessed entertainment by Sensational Bamidele and the Abara Cultural Group of Bonny with their colourful performance.
Wike who rewarded the players during a grand reception commended the team for their outstanding performance and commitment to their chosen career.
According to him, the trp to Madrid would further prepare the players for the task ahead, saying that winning the league is good but there is a bigger challenge ahead of them which they must double their efforts to achieve.
“ The government is ready to give its full Support and the necessary motivation to enable them achieve the desired results when the chips are down,” he added.
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Sports, Barr. Christopher Green had said that Rivers United has broken records by winning the highest goal scorer award and best Coach of the season, saying that the victory is possible due to the support and motivation given to the team by the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.
By: Nancy Briggs
Kizz Daniel Makes History On Boomplay
This feat makes Kizz Daniel the most streamed artist on Africa’s leading music streaming platform. The announcement was made on Wednesday 13th July 2022 on Boomplay’s social media accounts.
This sensational feat is a testament to Kizz Daniel’s fame and acceptance across different demographics. It also captures the impressive increase in streaming culture in Nigeria which is a positive for stakeholders in the Nigerian music industry.
Kizz Daniel is enjoying a stellar 2022 with his collaboration with Tekno ‘Buga’ enjoying huge domestic and international success. The sensational singer is currently on a 10-city tour of the United States and fans have turned out impressively for his shows. And with talks of an album on the way, Kizz Daniel is likely to retain his crown as the king of Boomplay.
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