By Seyi Lawal
The organizers of the annual Mr. Ideal Nigerian are calling for entries for the 2012 edition of the show, which will be its third installment. Interested participants are advised to log on to www.mridealnigerian.com for detail of how to enter into the competition.
The 2011 winner, Ayotunde Ajiboye will be representing Nigeria at the Mr. United Nations pageant in December, this year.
“I am proud of my accomplishment because I know it would take me on to greater heights. I will like to move on and win Mr United Nations pageant coming up in December and be the cover model for lots of magazines and brands,” Ajiboye, a young aspiring model, said.
As winner of Mr Ideal Nigeria 2011, Ayotunde Ajiboye gets to start his own business as well as lead Nigeria’s delegate to the Mr United Nations finals in December and also the first ever delegate to the Mister Earth pageant held in Guatemala this year. He recently held a pre awareness beach concert party for the Kanu Heart Foundation concert to be held in 2012. He will also be dressed by Mutay Mode for a year with shoes provided by TT Dalk.
Izuchukwe Anoliefo, the runner-up carted away a year’s contract with Hot Spot Models and recently published a book called ‘12 Secrets to Looking Good’.
The founder of the competition, Ayotunde ‘Twitch’ Fabamwo revealed that the primary purpose of the pageant “is to encourage the Nigerian youth to come up with their own business ideas without depending on organizations or the government to provide them with one. The show was full of energy and I am quite happy at the choice of the judges. I know Ayotunde will go on to be an amazing Mr Ideal Nigeria and an inspiration to thousands of young Nigerians,” the founder said.
Unlike other male pageants, the winner of the Mr Ideal receives funding to start their own business and also create a campaign that is geared towards encouraging other young people to start their own businesses. The winner of the maiden edition, Olawale Bello took up the challenge and has successfully started a business of his own called Twitch Active, a premium fitness outfit which takes fitness to clients in the comfort of their homes.