Platinum Entertainment Nigeria Limited is all set to launch a unique pageant tagged Belle of African Nations (BOAN) initiative, which is the first Pan-African socio-cultural Pageant that aims to identify with the unforgettable legacies of African historical heroines.
Speaking ahead of the project launch scheduled to hold at the Lagoon Restaurant, Lagos on Sunday, May 1, 2016, the founder of the BOAN initiative, Olayinka Edu highlighted the aim and objectives of the project. According to her, the project is primarily aimed at empowering women by building responsible leadership abilities and skills towards nation building. She promised that BOAN will also foster intercultural relations and uphold the Pan-African Ideals, thus making eventual winners across the participating African countries role models for young girls and teens.
The main show premieres in December 2016, with the theme: Heroine in the midst of Heroes. Madame Efunroye Tinubu (M.E.T) will be the focus of this edition; her symbol is to be crafted as the crown symbol for the eventual winner. Madame Efunroye Tinubu- Heroine in the midst of Heroes, authored by Olayinka Edu will be launched same day with musical/dance-dramatic performance from excerpts from the book.
Belle Social Development Initiative (BSDI), a non-profit making NGO, an offshoot of BOAN will be driving the course of “M.E.T FOR THE GIRLCHILD” which will be empowering the girl child through free distributions of 3 million copies of the book to secondary school girls ages 12-17.