Abuja to host Miss Heritage Global Pageant
Abuja, the federal capital city, has been selected to host this year’s edition of the Miss Heritage Global pageant.
Beauty queens from 60 countries are expected to compete for the coveted crown, in an event tagged #Abujatotheworld, scheduled to hold in October 2021.
The event, which will last 10 days commences with an international Entertainment Economic Summit in the last week of September at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Monday, President of Miss Heritage Global, Nhlanhla Shabangu, said the event will showcase Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage in cuisines, fashion, dance etc., as the contestants will also undertake a tour of the country’s heritage sites to learn about Nigeria as well as experience everyday culture in “Africa’s most culturally influential country”.
“Nigeria is at the front of putting African culture forward on a global stage and so it has been our goal to host Miss Heritage global in Nigeria from inception. Everywhere around the world, people are listening to afrobeat and eating African food because of Nigeria’s influence and now we are bringing the world to experience the source of all this cultural creativity”, said Shabangu.
According to him, “hosting Miss Heritage Global puts a global spotlight on Nigeria’s culture in an educative and entertaining experience that has something for everyone”
Shabangu said the Miss Heritage Global 10-day experience will allow the world to see the authentic side of Nigeria outside of mainstream media narratives through the contestants’ firsthand experience which they will share online.
“The 10-day event also aims to promote cultural diplomacy by engaging the diplomatic corps from participating countries in the host country through various networking events that open up the opportunity for international business and collaboration. All of this culminating into a captivating live show celebrating world culture through music, fashion, and dance which will be broadcast live on www.missheritage.org”, he stated.
Contestants in the pageants are expected to arrive in Nigeria on October 1, 2021, and will take part in several pre-pageant events fixed to boost the show.