By Christiana Ukung Alawa
The Obudu Face of Culture Queen 2014, Queen Evelyn Ugbaka has said that what makes one unique is culture and that our culture as Cross Riverians is our heritage.
She made the pronouncement during a chat with CrossRiverWatch this weekend where she revealed that she had contested over three times consecutively for the coveted crown before winning.
From her experience during her repeated failed attempts, Queen Evelyn gave a word of hope to other females interested in wearing her crown and other crowns. “Don’t give up, hard work matters”, she said.
Ugbaka, who just rounded an outreach to primary schools in Obudu said, she’s satisfied with the work she has done on her pet project which revolves around advocacy against teenage pregnancy and sex education for the girl child which she successfully executed in Obudu.
According to her, she and her fellow Queens, Ambassador for Culture and Ambassador for Tourism jointly executed the pet project with visits to schools and other gatherings to spread the gospel of the dangers of teenage pregnancy as well as educate them sexually.
She further disclosed that they were startled to discover that some persons were ignorant about sex education, teenage pregnancy and their possible dangers, adding that she is pleased the project was a success irrespective of the financial, logistics and other constraints.
The light skinned Queen of Culture 2014 ended by calling on the State Government and other good spirited individuals and organizations to support her agency Mountain Cinemas Nigeria in beefing up their prizes and broadens their activities.
The Obudu Face of Culture is a yearly pageant organized by Mountain Cinemas Nigeria alongside Obudu Local Government Council.
CrossRiverWatch reliably gathered that the state government will be fully involved in this year’s event with a variety of other programs and activities built into the festival and a brand new car for the winner of the Face of Culture Crown.
The 2015 contest is scheduled to commence on August 30th – 5th of September 2015 and forms are on sale.