How I emerged Mr Tourism Nigeria 2023 – Nnaji Tobias
Nnaji Chukwuka Tobias who was recently crowned Mr Tourism Nigeria, 2023 has shared some of the challenges he encountered during the fierce competition that involves other handsome men.
“There were so many different areas that put me to the test; from the physical demands of the various challenges to the mental and emotional toll of being away from home and constantly pushing myself out of my comfort zone. If I had to pinpoint one specific challenge that really stood out to me, I would say it was the dance rehearsals. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love to dance and have always considered myself to be pretty good at it. But when I was asked to learn choreography for the competition, I quickly realized that I had a lot to learn,” he told Saturday Sun.
He continued, “There were moments when I felt a little scared. After all, this was a competition that I had never experienced before so I did not know what to expect. But I refused to let that fear hold me back. Instead, I dug deep and put in the work, determined to give it my all and show what I was made of. Looking back on that experience, I realize that confidence is one of my greatest strengths. It’s what allowed me to take risks, to push past my limits, and to emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before.”
Speaking on his pet projects as Mr Tourism Nigeria, Nnaji who is an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka noted that giving back to his community is something that he had always looked forward to.
“I am passionate about empowering the young generation by helping them learn new skills that can set them up for a successful future. I believe that education is incredibly important, but I also know that many young people face obstacles when it comes to gaining practical experience or developing marketable skills. That’s why I want to start a pet project that focuses on helping the youth in my local community of Enugu State, Nigeria to learn a skill while they are pursuing their education.”