It was a rich and beautiful display of the African culture at the maiden edition of Heritage Awards and Miss Heritage Nigeria which took Abuja by storm on Sunday 11th December 2011.
The Thisday Dome in Abuja, venue for the event was decorated in rich cultural African art work to celebrate the African culture. Most of the guests were dressed in different African attires and the contestants displayed their different cultures with their dinner dresses which were designed in African Fabric. Their hairstyles also symbolized the African culture as they were done in weaves.
According to the organizers, Miss Heritage Nigeria is a unique beauty pageant which celebrates Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and provides an avenue to reach out to the youths on the importance of imbibing the values of our cultural heritage.
Heritage Awards were given out to individuals who have promoted Nigeria’s cultural heritage in different ways. Individuals and corporate organizations across various industries were recipients of the awards. They include 2face Idibia, Oge Okoye, Chika Ike, Nduka Obaigbena, Dr. Olubunmi Wilson, Moses Siasia, Mr. Azuka Biose, Baba Umar Faruk – Permanent Secretary on Youth Development, Globacom, and AIT.
The event was organized by Caires Grooming Agency, an organization which was conceptualized by its founder, Chinor Emeka to promote the Nigerian Cultural Heritage.
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