Naija Standard Partners Face of Africa Pageant in United States…3Day LIVE event holds in University of Texas at Arlington
*3rd Edition features Welcome Dinner, Judging Presentation, Fashion Show and After-Party on July 10-13, 2013
* African/Black American Communities to witness Ceremony *African Heritage at Display
* “We’d broadcast LIVE the event on Naija Standard Afrika Radio in America”–Management
BY MARY OTUMU/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FASHION EDITOR, TEXAS
FOR Nana Osei, the amiable Ghanaian woman behind the annual Face of Africa (FOA), this year’s edition meant to always celebrate the rich cultural heritage in Africa Continent will further open up Africa positively to members of international community, particularly foreign businessmen whose interest it is to invest in Africa. This remarkable success so apt by the organizers through a ‘Media Partnership’ the firm engaged with management and publishers of Naija Standard Newspaper Inc USA; foremost Africa’s online newswire in America would further enhance this awareness of African culture, roots and values.
3rd Annual Face of Africa Pageant showcases Cultural Art, Beauty &
In the city of Arlington, Texas, and among many Africans in Diaspora, there is a constant struggle to maintain the beauty and essence of their history and cultural, while embracing their western world lifestyle and day to day experiences as American citizens.
However, the Face of Africa pageant has created a platform that allows its patrons to be able to do both seamlessly. Now in its 3rd year, FOA pageant, has heightened awareness of African culture and celebrates how African heritage positively influences the dual heritage of second generation Africans in America.
Highpoints of this event
Highpoints of FOA USA will be hosting 3 days of events leading up to the”3rd Annual Face of Africa Pageant”. The events will be held July 10th-13th in Arlington, TX, and will feature a Welcome Dinner, a Preliminary Judging Presentation, Fashion Show and several after parties. Rosebud Theater at the prestigious University of Texas at Arlington will be hosting the “3rd Annual Face of Africa Pageant.”
July 11th, Face of Africa USA hosts the Preliminary Judging Presentation
By the programme schedule, FOA will hold at the Admiral Hotel in Arlington being a private event will be held exclusively designed for sponsors, VIP guest and media partners. During this event, each contestant will present their platforms in a 2-3 minute presentation to the judges. Food & Drinks will be provided during this intimate setting that promises to be a spectacular affair.
Additional pre- event attractions include the Vogue to Africa Fashion Show, presented by FOA, at the Admiral Hotel in Arlington, TX on July 12th.The event, which is a Fundraiser for the Face of Africa USA Scholarship, will be held from 8pm-12am and will feature eccentric African fashions and some of the hottest African Fashion Designers. This event will highlight national and international guest designers including Kenya’s own Zeddie Lokey ( Blackbird Jeans),St. Frimpong from Chicago, Third World, and
Nana O Couture who will be showcasing their collections for a good cause. Gourmet food fare will be provided as well as an exclusive opportunity for event attendees to meet all of the 2013 pageant contestants.
The Face of Africa pageant has attracted the participation of Africans from over 20 countries, as well as people from every ethnicity and demographic group around the world. The 2013 Face of Africa USA Pageant includes 15 contestants from various countries in Africa competing for the title of Mr. & Mrs. FOA USA 2013. FOA is the first national co-ed pageant, and the winners of last year’s competition were from the countries of South Sudan and Ghana.
The 3rd Annual FOA Pageant promises a night of culture, fashion, talent, beauty, and fierce competition as well as performances by some of the hottest local artists, drummers and singers. FOA is featuring a new segment this year called Faces of Change where each week, people are spotlighted doing positive things in the community on the FOA website. All honorees are then voted on by fans and the recipient will be awarded at this year’s pageant with the first Faces of Change Award. The iconic presenter of this award will be the previous UN Ambassador of Vanuatu, former film maker and Celebrity Entertainment lawyer Mr. Robert Van Lierop.
Tickets are on sale for $25 and include free food at the VIP reception and Pageant.
Combo tickets are $35 including VIP reception, pageant and after party. $15 entry tickets will be available for children 12 and under at the box office the day of the event. Tickets are available for purchase at http://2013foausapageant-efbevent.eventbrite.com.
Osei, Event CEO/Creator: “We are beyond excited about this year’s event” said CEO/ FOA is providing a platform for awareness of African culture and its roots, values. We are creating an environment where young men and women have the opportunity to better themselves by finding issues they feel strongly about in the community and giving back.”
In his response, George Elijah Otumu/Editor-In-Chief/CEO, Naija Standard Newspaper said: “We are offering FOA a global media attention through our widely followed online newswire for African community and Black Americans. Also, our award winning editorial crew at Naija Standard Afrika Radio, a leading internet radio in United States will be transmitting this ceremony LIVE via: http://www.spreaker.com/user/naijaradio/naija_standard_afrika_radio_jingle