at the ObiJackson Boulevard in Okija, Anambra State on Thursday December
crowned Chinasa Ezeamaka and Chukwudi Enukoha as winners of the
historic pageant and new brand ambassadors of the ObiJackson Foundation.
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.
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 saying “I promise to do my best to elevate the Obijackson foundation and positively transform the image of Okija”
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. He hopes “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
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, 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.