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.
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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