Lagos the commercial and busiest city in West Africa, and arguably the busiest in the entire African continent, is set to hold tourism, Art and Culture pageant come September this year. Lagos is known for her business tourism potential, but Governor Ambode is not celebrating the feat. Since becoming the State's chief executive, he has intensified efforts to make Lagos the leading leisure tourism destination in West Africa.
One of the immediate solutions to economic and socio-cultural Nigerian problem is tourism, which has saved countless crises of many countries. It is important to note that both private and public sectors in Nigeria are heavily investing in the tourist sector of the country because tourism generates income for both local and national. This, especially, allows local people opportunity for educational and economy development in many different areas. The African Cultures and Arts are areas that interest the global world at large for tourist purposes in Africa
When one’s cultural value is rich enough to have its arts having a distinct place in the global arts, with this uniqueness of African cultural arts. Until recently, private organisations, such as, MLK Events and Promotion headed by Martin Adeyemo started promoting and celebrating African culture, art and tourism early last year in relation to beauty pageant.
The beauty pageant maiden edition was held on Sunday 17, April, 2016 at Sheraton Hotels and Tower Ikeja, Lagos. Having in attendance Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Arts and Culture and Honourable Fiwagboye Richard Oshungboye. The grand winners were Prisca Emeleike as Miss Tourism(Queen Priscilla), Miss Sammy Bukola (Queen Bukky) as Miss Culture and Miss Olofinkua Aderonke (Queen Agnes) as Miss Arts for last yea
“Having partnered with notable personalities, organisations and companies such as Indian-Nigerian Community and ABC Relaxer. It is noteworthy that Tourism sector should not be left alone to the Nigerian government due to the collective rebranding and building of Nigerian Society, both locally and nationally.
Although the likes of Ben Murray Bruce has also contributed immensely to tourism with special interest on Beauty Pageant that gave a doorway to Nigeria's Agbani Darego the first native African to win the miss world in 2001.