Rita Dominic, the actress and chairman of Miss Nigeria, says the 2024 edition of the beauty pageant will focus on fostering national unity.


The organisers of the pageant recently convened its inaugural board meeting in Lagos ahead of the 45th edition of Miss Nigeria.

At the meeting, the board discussed the direction of the pageant, funding strategies, participant guidelines, and the implementation of impactful social initiatives.

In addition to strategic planning, the board emphasised inclusivity and cultural sensitivity in its upcoming activities.


The board, in a statement released on Wednesday, discussed plans to integrate environmental sustainability initiatives and enhance social impact efforts to garner support from different sectors.

While addressing the board, Dominic said this year’s pageant will “focus on fostering national unity by celebrating our diverse cultural heritage”.

“We aim to empower young women to actively shape a positive social landscape, promoting unity and responsibility among Nigerians,” she said.


On her part, Mildred Okwo, managing director of The Audrey Silva Company (TASC), said: “Our overarching objective is to seamlessly integrate themes of cultural celebration and civic responsibility throughout the year.”

The board also revealed plans to update participant contracts, provide mental health support during the pageant period, and support the reigning queen throughout her tenure.

Here are some photos from the meeting:


In October last year, Dominic succeeded her husband Fidelis Anosike, as the organiser of the Miss Nigeria.

This was after Anoskie’s Folio Communications, which founded the beauty pageant, passed the torch to TASC, owned by Dominic and film director Mildred Okwo.

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