By Harrison Iyoha
Because the date for his inaugural Miss Ambrose Alli College magnificence pageant attracts close to, the undertaking mastermind spoke to our reporter about what motivated the concept to enterprise into internet hosting a pageant.
On this interview with Harrison Iyoha, Harrison Ben Orjiakor mentioned his sole goal is to offer aspiring constants the platform to showcase themselves and assist them uncover and showcase their abilities.
Watch excerpts from the interview under.
What’s your title and what do you do for a residing?
My title is Harrison Ben Orjiakor. I’m an occasion director and an entrepreneur from Abia state.
What impressed the sweetness pageant you wish to maintain at Ambrose Alli College subsequent 12 months?
Arami is our model and isn’t solely concerned in magnificence pageants, but additionally expertise promotion and administration.
We now have the Arami Queen of Queens Magnificence Pageant which comes underneath Arami Empire and it’s the department of Arami Empire that coordinates the pageant reveals.
After the occasion, the highest ten can be signed by the model and no matter their expertise is, we are going to illuminate it for the world to see and luxuriate in their abilities.
The abilities might be music, poetry, appearing, athletics, dance, artwork and so on, no matter it’s, any trade, we are going to do every part we will to advertise them.
This provides them a stable basis to kickstart their lives proper after graduating from college and taking pictures for the celebrities.
Their contributions to society will create employment and alleviate the struggling of these they meet in life, it is all about lifting others up.
The educational settings have been ignored by respected manufacturers concerned in pageant reveals, this created a vacuum for fraudsters to stage faux pageant reveals, sexually harass the members and extort them.
This has not helped the election trade and many individuals are dropping religion within the trade due to this.
We’re going institute by institute to completely arrange election reveals and present the younger technology (the scholars) what an actual election occasion is about and what they’ll actually profit from actual occasions like this.
Is that this the primary version?
Wouldn’t it be an annual election or is that this only a one-time factor?
Like I mentioned, it is for each tertiary establishment, college and faculty. We are going to arrange it yearly in each establishment.
That is season 1 of Ambrose Alli College. There can be a season 2 and three.
The College of Benin will even have their very own season 1, Unilag, Laspotech, Delsu, Babcock College, Uniport, Unizik, Yabatech and so on. They are going to all have their very own season 1 and concurrent seasons, it’s because we can be main the occasion in every establishment in Nigeria.
Our final objective is to pick out the highest winners in every establishment inside a state and arrange a state extensive competitors and the winners of these state extensive competitions go on to compete for the title of “QUEEN of Queens Nigeria”
What’s in it for you? Are you beginning this undertaking for the cash or is it only a ardour?
I as soon as participated as a contestant in a male pageant once I was in class.
I fell in love with it and I made it my objective to take part totally in it.
I have never had the prospect to take part as a participant for a very long time due to the calls for of life, however that gave me a clearer image.
I can contribute to the lives of many if I arrange the occasions in the absolute best approach.
How do you intend to boost cash for logistics?
To date I’ve spent from my pockets. We nonetheless want sponsors, however within the absence of them, we are going to proceed to maneuver ahead and make our presence felt by way of the folks and communities we positively affect.
QUEEN of Queens election will proceed to have an effect, Arami will proceed to have an effect.
What different issues would the winner take residence in addition to the crown for the winner?
For this occasion in Ekpoma, particularly Ambrose Alli College, the highest prize for the winner is a Lexus SUV.
Are there any plans to associate with well-known manufacturers on the pageant?
Sure. We’re engaged on that. We is not going to reject anybody who approaches us first.
Pageants have come and gone, how do you intend to assist yours over time?
An excellent title is best than wealth. Fame for revenue. With a great popularity, folks proceed to consider in our requirements.
Our fashion of labor can be catchy, glamorous and distinctive and can entice the eye of many individuals.
Other than that, we’ll be bringing the younger technology’s consideration again to magnificence pageants, similar to it was within the 2000s.
This is among the causes we go to the fundamentals, the faculties.
Utilizing the mainstream and social media and with good promotion and visibility to the widespread folks, QUEEN Of Queens Magnificence Pageant is changing into the brand new face of the sweetness pageant in Nigeria.
The election trade in Nigeria wants a brand new title and a brand new face.
How plausible would this pageant be? As a result of from expertise, the parade organizers have been accused of manipulation and promoting the crown. How do you intend to make yours stand out and free from such irregularities?
Revenue just isn’t our main objective. Longevity sure. To achieve longevity there must be a sure stage of belief from the group and to earn that belief it’s a must to have and preserve a great title by all requirements.
Those that put revenue first will at all times be tempted by financial advantages, even on the expense of the model.
As I discussed earlier, the bottom has been deserted by authentic pageant organizers and created a vacuum for fraudsters to dive in and exploit unsuspecting victims.
These scammers do not care about model title or popularity, they don’t seem to be in it for the lengthy haul. They harass, manipulate and promote the crown to the best bidder and to make issues worse, the crown is the best that the winner can reap the benefits of.
After the occasion, they cannot reap the benefits of the rest. This causes folks to lose religion within the trade.
We go to the grassroots to alter the story, it is a whole lot of work, however we do it as a result of we love the work we do and may foresee that it’s going to make the way forward for the election trade higher.
Our work and our popularity will give us the income we deserve.