Entertainment of Friday, 18 December 2015
The evening of the 16th of December, 2015, at the Acknac Hotel, inside Trasacco, Accra, Ghana, will forever be remembered in the history of the Miss Nigeria Ghana as they got the nod from both Big Church Group, and Tonto Dike Foundation with support from Joy Daadi Bitters during the launch of their ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ project.
The Miss Nigeria Ghana ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ mission is said to commence proper from January 2016.
On the evening, there were different addresses on the subject matter, the effects of having cancer, the dos and don’ts in preserving the breast aright, amongst other things. The reigning queen, Ms. Uche Faith Igboeli used the opportunity to appeal to the general public to not hesitate in reporting cases regarding their state of breasts at any point in time.
Tonto Dike Foundation appraised the initiative and promised to be there whenever they are called to take part in such gesture. It is well-known facts that Tonto Dike is a passionate person and has over the years lent her support whenever she is called upon. Again she didn’t disappoint when she donated a huge sum of undisclosed cash through her manager, Mr. Bunmi who was present in person.
When it was time for the Big Church Group, to speak and donate, the CEO, Mr. Olakunle Churchill said that he was touched by the rate at which this threat affected our society, thus, as a United Nation’s Nigerian Goodwill Ambassador recipient, he is giving all his support to make sure that the battle of breast cancer is fought, minimized and someday totally eradicated from our society.
He also donated an undisclosed huge sum of money which we gathered that it will be used for free scanning among other health related issues to be taken care of, as well as free diagnosing of patients.
The evening saw topnotch personalities coming in to grace the day; from diplomats led by the Nigeria High Commission in Ghana, Member and Board of Trustees from the Big Church Group led by the Manager, Mr. Arthur, and Tonto Dike Foundation’s team led by Mr. Bunmi, the manager. Others were made up of Rev. Dr. Peter Kayode Falarungbon, Nigerian Heads of Chiefs in Ghana, and actresses like Kafui Danku, Salma Mumuni, and super model, Victoria Michaels, amongst others.
The Miss Nigeria Ghana beauty pageant is one of the most prestigious beauty pageant in Ghana, set up by well devoted Nigerians residing in Ghana, and who felt the need to create such platform to help in unifying relations between Nigeria and Ghana.
In signing off after speeches, donations, dinner and auctions were made from all that came, Franklyn Cole, the Chairman of the Miss Nigeria Ghana pageant expressed his deepest gratitude on behalf of the organizers.
He promised to make sure, that the initiative spans generations and as well make sure that accountability is adhered to, the patients in question across the ten regions of Ghana.
He also seized the opportunity to say, “Thank You” to all those that saw the pageantry take place successfully earlier before now.