What’s wrong if an Igbo girl is ‘Face of Idoma’?
What’s wrong if an Igbo girl is ‘Face of Idoma’? Onumaegbu Chidinma asked
The just-concluded Face of Idoma International Pageant 2021 has been trailed with tons of mixed reactions, especially with the fact that for the first time in the history of the prestigious pageant, there emerged a non Idoma winner in the person of Onumaegbu Chidinma Ruth (Miss Sapphire), an Igbo native who defeated 17 other girls to win the coveted crown at the grand finale of the Idoma International Carnival held in Otukpo, Benue State, on Sunday, 26th December 2021.
The people may be divided over the fair and inclusive approach of the organizers that has produced a “non-Idoma face of Idoma”, but not on the first-class entertainment and its associated socio-economic dividends, that the organization has consistently doled out to Idoma people (and Benue State at large) for the past nine years, without any government funding or community