There is a new pageant boss in town.
The Audrey Silva firm (TASC), a production company owned by actress Rita Dominic and film director Mildred Okwo will take over Miss Nigeria from Folio Communications, which has managed the competition for the past 16 years.
Dominic told the Daily Times, “The Miss Nigeria Pageant is a true representation of One Nigeria.”
“Over the years, the platform has empowered young women from a variety of socioeconomic, racial, and religious backgrounds. I am pleased with what my husband, Mr. Fidelis Anosike, founder of Folio Communications and publisher of the Daily Times newspaper, has accomplished with the brand over the course of the brand’s 16-year history. I’m happy to say that he is giving me the reins and collaborating with TASC.”
Dominic said that because she has 25 years of experience working as a film producer in the entertainment sector, she has the skills and knowledge required to lead the Miss Nigeria pageant.
She said, “I have been on board with him for a couple of years, watching and learning from him and others. I am eager for Miss Nigeria to move forward.”
Fidelis Anosike, husband of Rita Dominic, congratulated those responsible for the creation of Miss Nigeria and Chief Atinuke Oyelude, the first Miss Nigeria, who turns 93 on November 16.
Anosike, speaking about his wife Rita Dominic, said, “She will make Nigeria proud and raise the bar for the pageant; I am convinced. With high hopes that the Miss Nigeria platform will evolve into a trust for the empowerment of young Nigerian women, we warmly welcome the Audrey Silva firm into the Miss Nigeria 1957 alliance.”
Dominic is anticipated to elevate the stature of the legendary pageant along with her business partner, Mildred Okwo.