.... Launches Pageant Showcase

The Winner of the 10th edition of Mrs Africa United Nations pageant, Queen Evelyn Chigozie has launched a joint initiative and value-driven humanitarian Project, “SDGs Family and Business Showcase”, to ensure that the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs are achieved in Nigeria ahead of the 2030 deadline.

Queen Evelyn, a Brand Ambassador and humanitarian was crowned Mrs Africa United Nations on May 7 2022 at the glamorous event held in New Delhi, India. This was after she won the prestigious crown for Mrs Nigeria lll in May 16 2021.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, Queen Evelyn, the convener of the SDGs Family and Business Showcase stated that the initiative aims to domesticate UN SDGs, launch the One Goal One Family initiative, as well as uphold profound family and ethical cultural values among other cardinal objectives.
According to her, Nigeria’s SDG Data shows that 83 million Nigerians which represent 40% of its total population live in poverty, out of which 70.3% are children. “This is a dent on our country’s drive to achieve the SDG goal one, seeking No Poverty,” she said.

She therefore called on bold, beautiful and handsome Nigerians to join the SDGs Showcase 2022 and stand a chance to win mouth-watering prizes, explaining that all participants will be empowered to become UN SDGs Ambassadors.

Her words, “As Mrs Africa United Nations, I am deeply pained with the rate of hunger, agony, poverty, underdevelopment and chaos ravaging Africa. More so, I am shocked to discover that Nigeria is ranked 139/163 with a 54.23% score on the 2022 world’s SDGs index. This fueled my quest to liberate Africa from the clutches of underdevelopment
“We present to the world, the SDGs FAMILY & BUSINESS SHOWCASE, a joint initiative and value-driven humanitarian project of Mrs. Africa United Nations, Queen Evelyn and UNAU Diamonds Pageant that combines a unique blend of SDGs, Pageantry, Entertainment and Humanitarian as an effective tool for promoting and domesticating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mobilizing Supports, Enhancing Social Entrepreneurial Skills, Connecting participants with business linkage opportunities and access to grants to make lasting impact in their community and beyond to achieve our target for 1,000 Youths, Women and Girls as beneficiaries for Cash and Kind over an 8-year period of 2022 to 2030 from the proceeds of the SDGs Showcase.

“The SDGs Showcase therefore seeks to enhance SDGs achievement to boost child rights, namely access to school, healthcare, reduced malnutrition, and safe water, including girl child education, saying no to pornography, molestation rape, reduce maternal mortality and women empowerment among others.
“Therefore, are you bold, beautiful, or handsome? Do you have what it takes to promote the United Nations SDGs, then, Join the SDGs Showcase 2022 and Win Amazing Prizes such as Opportunity to Own A Car; Plots of Land, Consolation Prizes; Scholarships, Access to Grants, Endorsement Deals; Opportunity to Launch into the Movie and Creative Industry among others.

“Each participant will be interviewed, trained, equipped, empowered and mentored to become role models, ambassadors and choose a specific United Nations SDG goal to execute that will improve the lives of those in their communities. This will further a massive awareness of the UN SDGs and innovatively contribute to the domestication and quantum achievement of the UN SDGs in almost every Nigerian home.”
Mrs Africa United Nations said the showcase is a platform where families, businesses and the government can demonstrate their passion for nation-building, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, while accessing the apparatus and strategic linkage to opportunities among cross-sectors, to achieve the said objectives, in an enabling business and entertainment environment.

“This will be SHOWING ON a broad network of ALL Major Satellite & Cable TV Providers such as DSTV Channel 262; GOTV Channel 102; STARTIMES Channel 116; FREE TV Channel 751; PLAY Channel 275 & MYTV; and Online Streaming Apps like AVO TV, TVNOW and SUPER TV,” she further said.

She therefore commended the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, the National Assembly House Committee Chairmen on SDGs among others on their numerous and outstanding efforts to ensure that Nigeria meets its SDGs while noting the need for collaboration at various levels.
She also called on stakeholders, government at all levels, United Nations Systems in Nigeria, Governor’s wives, development partners, donor agencies, MDAs, embassies, corporate bodies, Banks, promoters and concerned Nigerians to join hands and support the initiative to liberate Africa from the clutches of underdevelopment through the SDGs Showcase.

Visit www.sdgshowcase.com for more information.

Also speaking, the President, SPEEED Cooperative and Technical Partner with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs. Mr Lugard Okonobo commended Queen Evelyn for her numerous humanitarian activities in the African continent.

He revealed that the Queen had in 2021 given scholarships to 800 people in Togo which she did not mention in her speech.

He therefore called on well-meaning Nigerians to support the initiative.


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