By Ukung Alawa
The organizers of the Obudu Face of Culture have said they are seeking an ambassador who will use culture as a tool for sustainable peace in the society.
This was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Frank Akpeke of Mountain Cinema which also said the sale of forms for the 9th edition of the pageant has since commenced and will close on July 30th, 2018.
The forms which cost NGN5,000 are been sold in Obudu and Calabar with interested contestants advised to contact 08033910067.
The statement said that: “This year, Mountain Cinemas Nigeria presents the 9th edition of the Obudu Face of Culture International with a theme, Culture, a tool for community cohesion and sustainable peace.
“With the theme as a guiding tool, all contestants will display their brains and talents to win the amazing prizes which include A trip to the Global Peace workshop in Turkey and France, One year endorsement deal, academic scholarships and other consolation prizes.”
The pageant is said to have set the pace for “learning and practice of the rich culture of the Bette people,” the organisers said.
Previous winners have carried out different projects to improve the livelihood of those in need “while standing as role models to children especially female children who look up to a figure of impact for emulation,” the organizers said.
Also, the organizers said that the idea behind the pageant was due to the believe that: “In light of the fact that there are several forgotten traditions and norms associated with a particular place, cultural events are organized to teach through performance of art and talents the diverse culture of the place since the cultural heritage of a people drives conversations and promotes them as a people.”
Narrowing down to the Obudu culture, the statement said that it remembered and celebrated with practices such as “Bewhutang and Inim Akor,” adding that the people have a long standing expertise in “hunting, farming, merriment, marrying and local delicacies enjoyed far and wide.”
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