The new brand ambassadors of the ObiJackson Foundation and winners of the historic 3rdFace of Okija pageant are Chinasa Ezeamaka and Chukwudi Enukoha.
This announcement was made at the finale of the 3rd Face of Okija cultural contest which took place at the ObiJackson Boulevard in Okija, Anambra State on Thursday December 29. It was hosted by media personality and Okija indigene, Ebuka Obi Uchendu.
Chinasa Ezeamaka a graduate of Music from Anambra State University was the female winner, edging out the other contestants with her mastery of the Igbo proverbs, her carriage and her debate answers which impressed the judges. She expressed her joy and gratitude “I promise to do my best to elevate the Obijackson foundation and positively transform the image of Okija”
Chukwudi Enukoha a graduate of Environmental Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education emerged the first ever male winner of the Face of Okija competition. He impressed the judges with his wit, extensive knowledge of Igbo culture and traditions and his presentation. “To take the Obijackson foundation to an international scale by inviting collaborations from the UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to impact the lives of Nigerians”
The finale which was a cultural festival in its own right, saw an array of various displays of the rich Igbo tradition with a play titled ‘Road to Okija’ and the Okija rising talent hunt. The 20 final contestants displayed their passion and knowledge in Igbo language and culture through different activities like dance, debates and knowledge of proverbs
The 3rd edition of the Face of Okija contest kicked off with a call for registrations on the 29th of November. 20 finalists were selected after a rigorous audition process on the 16th of December. All the finalists then proceeded to camp on the r 21st, of December 2016 where they were trained extensively for one week in Igbo culture, language lessons, business training, charity activities with the Obi Jackson foundation and an official visit to the Royal cabinet of Okija amongst other developmental activities
The King and The Queen have now become ambassadors of the ObiJackson foundation for the duration of their reign and will each earn a fixed salary of 1.4million for one year, an official vehicle for the duration of reign, a scholarship grant of one million naira (N1,000,000) and a chance to impact the lives of the indigenes of Okija, Igboland and Nigeria positively through a mix of social welfare programs that they will be required to champion.
Find out more on www.faceofokija.com