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    Belle Social and Development Initiative launches M.E.T For the Girl Child as BOAN Prepares to launch…

    Critics of beauty pageants have
    argue that such contests reinforce the idea that girls and women should be
    valued primarily for their physical appearance, and that this puts tremendous
    pressure on women to conform to conventional beauty standards. When Olayinka
    Edu conceived the idea of Belle of African Nations (BOAN), the aim was to put
    across Africa a unique pageant that does not only seek to empower African
    women, but to celebrate the core values of the African traditional heritage drawing
    inspiration from the past heroines in Africa….continue

    Belle of African Nations (BOAN)
    is an initiative of Platinum Entertainment Nigeria. It is the first Pan-African
    socio-cultural Pageant that aims to identify with
    the unforgettable legacies of African historical heroines.
    As BOAN
    launches its maiden edition on May 1, 2016 @The Lagoon Restaurant, Lagos, the
    whole of Africa is ready to celebrate her heroines, and first on the list is
    Madame Efunroye Tinubu (M.E.T), a heroine in the midst of heroes. This
    embodies the first edition of BOAN.
    At the project launch, there will
    be the launch of the book “Madame Efuronye Tinubu: Heroine in the midst of
    heroes, written by Olayinka .F. Edu and dedicated to
    Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, not only because he is from the lineage
    of Madame Efunroye Tinubu, but in recognition for his dogged and fearless
    commitment to political growth in Lagos and the Nation at large.

    Worthy of mention is the
    initiative of Belle Social and Development Initiative (BSDI) an NGO born out of
    BOAN, is launching the M.E.T For the Girl Child. Three (3) Million copies of
    the book will be given free to secondary school girls between the ages of 12
    and 17. BSDI, known for supporting and championing humanitarian projects through
    this does not only want to encourage girls to read, but also motivate them to
    learn from Madame Efuronye Tinubu and strive to excel as female in a male
    dominated society.
    Speaking ahead of the event, the
    visioner of BOAN, Olayinka Edu says her for the M.E.T for the Girl Child
    springs from the desire to empower the young Nigerian girls to not only
    appreciate who they are but be inspired through the knowledge of a past heroine
    and strive towards success. She believes that with the support from BSDI the
    vision will be fulfilled.

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