An internet magnificence contest for fashions, My Good Pics, has been launched consistent with the social distancing guideline of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), its organisers have stated.
Mr Goke Olorunnihi, an orgnising accomplice of the competition, instructed the Information Company of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja that the initiative was to make sure that Nigerian fashions can commerce from the consolation of their houses.
In accordance with him, many younger fashions are leaving the career on account of huge challenges earlier than and throughout the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.
The idea of the net magnificence contest is to encourage Nigerian fashions to earn, even whereas they keep at house and keep social distance.
The modelling enterprise in Nigeria remains to be rising and but to have a correct construction; subsequently, some fashions, particularly upcoming ones usually are not having steady revenue.
Like different professionals that suffered setbacks, fashions who keep at house at the moment are struggling to feed.
We hardly see Nigerian corporations on the lookout for a mannequin to promote their merchandise, as they’re now focusing on social media influencers and celebrities; that is killing the modelling trade within the nation, he stated.
Olorunnihi defined that the net magnificence contest platform provided contestants a month-to-month money prize and a chance to characteristic within the grand finale to got here up twice a 12 months.
He added that the month-to-month winners would enter into the grand finale and the winner of the grand finale can be decided by a mix of votes of the judges and people of the general public.
The competition began in July and produced Janet Akor as first winner, who received 30,000 naira and a spot within the grand finale.
Contestants are to add their footage on our web site after registration and get buddies to vote for them.
The finale, a stay photoshoot of all of the month-to-month winners from July to November, can be carried out in entrance of stay judges and stay viewers.
The grand finale contestants will compete to win a 12 months modelling contract, N200,000 and different prizes from sponsors, he stated.
Edited By: Chinyere Nwachukwu/Ijeoma Popoola (NAN)