Registration is now open for the 2019 edition of Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant.
The beauty pageant which started on a very modest note in 2009 is a yearly youth/family-oriented activity that holds during the period of the annual Ekimogun festival in Ondo city of Ondo state.
Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant aptly called MEBP or Miss Ekimogun is a pageantry designed for young females between ages 17 to 27 from different parts of the country to exhibit their beauty and unique embrace of the heritage of various cultures across Nigeria.
The pageant which has as part of its objectives, “to encourage among the young females, appreciation of good moral standard which the African culture embodies”, symbolises the chastity, joy, beauty and splendour which the annual Ekimogun festival exemplifies.
And owing to the importance attached to the Ekimogun festival by people of Ondo with their well-wishers from far and wide, it is no doubt that Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant is a huge platform not only to showcase and celebrate African Beauty and Culture, but to give opportunities to young females.
The theme for this year edition is BEAUTY, BRAIN, and CULTURE. Registration for the pageantry begins on 1st of October and ends on 9th of November 2019.
Interested females between ages 17 to 27 from different parts of the country are to register by paying the sum of Five Thousand Naira only (#5,000) to UBA, 1017634440 02 Entertainments, and use the teller no to register on www.missekimogun.com.ng. This will last for a period of five weeks from 1st of October to November 9.
Also, auditions will hold on 14th and 16th of November 2019.
After the registration comes audition, which is, LIVE (or physical) assessment of all applicants. Announcement would be made of audition holding at Lagos state and Ondo state on November 14 and 16 respectively, and all registrants must attend audition at either of the two locations depending on their choice or convenience.
At the end of the audition, 24 contestants would be selected and notified of the camp arrival date and venue.
The EKIMOGUN House is a seven days camping of all contestants at a luxurious apartment in Ondo city where they are taken through various exercises of psychological and emotional training in mentoring, catwalking, etiquette etc from 29th of November to 6th of December 2019.
Meanwhile,professionals/Veterans in modelling and other creative arts are also invited to interact with them and educate them on general issues in relations to their career.
At the end of the 3rd day in camp, all contestants will be tasked to do a minute video each and tell the world why they want to be the next Miss Ekimogun.
The video would be posted on Miss Ekimogun Instagram platform for followers to vote for the best twenty by commenting and liking the videos. The least voted Four (4) contestants are eventually evicted at the end of 4th day in camp.
The 6th of December 2019 is the Grand finale where 20 Finalists slug it out with various performances ranging from catwalk, interviews etc to win the coveted Miss Ekimogun crown.
The Judges drafted from different professional backgrounds assess the contestants’ performances, rate them and merge each contestant’s scores at the grand finale with the existing record collated from the camp to arrive at who emerge the winner, 1st runner-up, 2nd runner-up, and Miss Popularity Ekimogun 2019 award.
The Winners are to receive various prizes as provided for the project and endorsement/signing with supporting brands/partners.
Star prizes for the Queen includes #250k cash prize, ambassadorial deal, wardrobe & make up contract, official MEBP car and other consolatory prizes.
The 1st runner-up takes #100k with other consolatory prizes; the 2nd runner-up receives #50k with other consolatory prizes while Miss Popularity Ekimogun 2019 receives consolatory gifts and award/certification.
The project Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant is the brainchild of 02 Entertainments.
Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant is managed by Kismet Kiddies Entertainment. It is Coordinated by Fanafillit Integrated Concepts with the support of Ondo Development Committee
Supporting brands includes Sunny Unique Int’l Hotel, Eki Faaji, , Tasty Cube, Knight Hotel, Ekimogun Diaspora Connect, Labim Hotel, Jewel Fashion House, Simmy Motors, Ekimogun Recreation Resort.