The launching of the FACE OF IDOMA set a new standard for what the 21st-century beauty pageant is. By attracting a wider age range, and a more diverse selection of qualified female participants, between the ages of 18-25, we are the role models for pageants queens everywhere. Although the reign of Face of Idoma is just 1 year, this remarkable Queen travels throughout the country to participate in charitable fundraisers, while promoting the beauty, intelligence, and charm of women throughout the world. She will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain innumerable contacts, lifelong friendship, and endless support from diverse communities that will advance her status beyond imaginable outlooks.
The contestants and titleholders that have gone through the Face of Idoma system are able to cultivate their personal career goals, advocate for humanitarian issues and be a voice to affect positive change in the world. These women are forward thinking and motivated to not just talk about this change, but to initiate it. They have gone on to high-profile careers in government, business, finance, broadcasting, as well as film and television.
More About FOI
Face Of Idoma Beauty Pageant Show is one of the biggest and most prestigious activity at Idoma International Carnival where an elegant lady bags home a brand new car every year courtesy of the Idoma Carnival President Prince Edwin Ochai in a bid to empower the youths. The criteria for choosing the queens has always been made flexible to enable a large number of young women participate in the selection process. Every year we look forward to selecting young, elegant and promising queens for this quest.
In the past FOI has always been the culminating event at Idoma Carnival held on the 25th of December and has produced vibrant and elegant queens (FACE OF IFOMA) who chose PET projects and executed them as part of the Idoma land development process.
In 2015, the FOI Executive Team modified the selection process by extending from one winner to top three winners as follows:
In 2017, following the resolve of the FOI executive members, the carnival was renamed Idoma International Carnival from the previous Agila Carnival. On resolve, decisions where reached to make the pageant open to non-idomas as well to make it more far reaching.
*WINNER – Face Of Idoma
*1st RUNNER-UP – Face of Idoma (Culture & Tourism)
*2nd RUNNER-UP – Face of Idoma (Carnival)
On 25th December 2015 Miss Precious Ogidi emerged winner, whereas Miss Elizabeth Ande won the 2nd Runner-Up position and Miss Ashley Yusuf won the prize for the 2nd Runner-Up
The Face Of Idoma beauty pageant (FOI) was birthed by Agila Carnival in 2013 as a core activity aimed at searching for female ambassadors who can represent the Idoma nation both locally and internationally under the Face of Idoma pageant through annual projects coordinated throughout the year with local and international projects and tours as part of its KPIs which will work towards achieving the vision and mission of Idoma International Carnival Initiative.
Criteria for Selection
- Any youth (female) between the age brackets of 18 & 25 years.
- Must have at least Secondary school level of education & have a good command of English language.
- Must have the personality and ability to convey the Idoma brand (physical specifications is secondary).
- Must have in-depth knowledge of Idoma culture and tradition.
- Must be able to speak Idoma at least conversationally.
- Could be anyone from any part of Nigeria with the Idoma interest residing at home or abroad.