|Star Prize of Face of Niger Delta Pageant - 2014 Kia Rio Saloon car at the unveiling|
The third edition of the face of Niger Delta Cultural Pageant is taking shape by the day as Gold House Productions the organizers, holds press briefing and thereafter concludes auditions in Benin, capital of Edo state.
Before now, the auditions have been conducted in Calabar for the zone comprising Abia, Akwa Ibom & Cross River states, while the audition in Port Harcourt catered for Rivers, Bayelsa & Imo states. The Benin auditions catered for contestants from Edo, Delta and Ondo states.
In his address, Mr. Kelly Godwin Attah, CEO of Gold House Productions said that the event is more than just a beauty contest, but a gathering of the nine Niger Delta states that make up the Niger Delta Development Commission – NDDC to celebrate their rich cultural heritage under one roof. He also added that the winner of the contest will not just be another decorated queen, but an ambassador for the region and a model for other youths to emulate.
Also in attendance at the briefing was Apostle Sam Eka, the Speacial Adviser to Governor Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State on NDDC. He commended the Gold House team for the idea of the event and said the Akwa Ibom State government is solidly behind it. Apostle Sam Eka also unveiled and inspected the star prize which is a 2014 Kia Rio Saloon car.
The nine finalists will represent each of the states at the grand finale on the 10th of October 2014 at the Ibom Le’Meridian Hotels & Golf Resort.