By Jonathan Ugbal
Ugan Mary Amokeye has pipped over a dozen others to clinch the 8th Obudu International Face of Culture beauty pageant.
A 300 level Integrated Science and Biology student at the Federal College of Education, Obudu; this was Ms. Ugan’s first attempt at pageantry which she won at the event marking the end of almost 14 days of several activities celebrating the African culture in Obudu local government area.
The 23 year old native of Nyanya Idigwe in Bekwarra local government area of northern Cross River state told CrossRiverWatch that: “I am very happy, I am excited” for winning the crown.
Ms. Ugan said she will use the opportunity to reach out to orphans and the less privileged.
Ms. Peace Ekunke Ogar was first runner up and becomes the Miss Tourism Ambassador while Ugobi Alice Ikori is the second runner up and will hold the title of Mountain Cinema (Macin) Ambassador.
Mr. Frank Akpeke, the Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Cinema Nigeria, organizers of the event, had told CrossRiverWatch that the eight edition was been organized in collaboration with the University of Calabar Performing Company.
The event which was held at the Civic Center saw attendees thrilled to performances by several artists and comedians with awards presented to deserving individuals and body corporates.