Ex-beauty queen tutor girls on International Day of the Girl Child
Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN 2005), Omowunmi Akinnifesi on Tuesday, October 11, joined others across the globe to commemorate this year’s International Day of the Girl Child, at an enlightenment programme, organised for secondary school girls in Lagos.
Over 500 students from Education District IV were at the Yaba Baptist Church Hall venue, were present at an event, which was put together by Karis & Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation in partnership with You Matter To Us Foundation.
Speaking on the topic “The Refined Lady”, the ex-beauty queen elaborated on the must-have qualities of a refined lady.
Akinnifesi, who is now a corporate brand strategy consultant, said a refined lady must be able to identify herself, know and embrace her uniqueness, be a positive influencer, be willing to take up leadership roles, and always present herself well at all times.
Not forgetting the need to imbibe good morals, and manners. All these are the things that make a proper lady.
“A refined lady also needs to know how to host visitors; do fine dining; how to speak, sit properly, speak, and eat certain kinds of food,” she added.
Speaking earlier, the keynote speaker, Chidi Koldsweat, an international development professional, who spoke on the topic, ‘Now is Change’, noted that any girl who wants to make a change must decide what she wants to do, lead herself and be ready to use her voice.
According to her, they must also be able to speak up against what is wrong, raise their hands for projects and be ready to serve others.
“In the place of service, you discover and know more about yourself, and opportunities may open up for you” she said.
The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11 every year. This year commemorates the 10th anniversary.