* Anambra Indigene Wins the Maiden Edition
Astute, industrious philanthropist, Princess Rosula Osula Mku-Atu, has been honoured as the Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty and Empowerment Reality Show 2022 Woman of the Year.
Princess Rosula is being awarded in celebration of her remarkable humanitarian efforts and contributions towards the alleviation of poverty in the world through her international foundation, Rosula Foundation.
The prominent businesswoman was awarded at the colourful grand finale and award presentation ceremony of the maiden edition of the Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty and Empowerment Reality Show 2022, a 14-day show that is premised on the empowerment of the Nigerian girl-child with knowledge of Arts and craft, as well as the promotion of Nigeria’s diverse arts and cultural heritage.
The grand-finale ceremony was made colourful and memorable as the 30 finalists of the show entertained the audience with cultural displays from across the geographical regions of the country.
Princess Mku-Atu was decorated alongside the top 8 contestants of the competition, Oreoluwa Bamidele; Miss Arts Etiquette, Abidemi Adegbasa; Miss Arts Natural, Oyinkansola Olatoye; Miss Arts Tourism, Oreofe Oguntola; Miss Arts Culture, Ayomiposi Balogun; Miss Arts Unity, Omotolani Adelakun; Miss Arts 2nd Runner-up, Elizabeth Adekunle; Miss Arts 1st Runner-up, and Biana Oranu who was crowned Miss Arts Nigeria 2022.
The top eight were selected among the 30 finalists of the show based on the cumulative score of their camp ratings, voting, and judges’ decisions on the Grand-finale.
The winner of the maiden edition, Biana Adaeze Oranu, who represented her State of Origin at the show, Anambra, was presented with a brand new car, a year’s salary of N1 million, 200k wardrobe allowance, an all-expense-paid trip to some tourist sites in Nigeria courtesy of the sponsor Oshodi Arts Gallery, a plot of land at Lekki corridor courtesy of AKModel Groups, and an all-expense-paid trip to Malaysia courtesy of Erelu Funmi Rotiba.
While the runners-up go home with a cash prize of N750,000 and N250,000 respectively plus a plot of land each at the Lekki corridor courtesy of AKModel Groups, visitation to tourist destinations in Nigeria. Other title holders of the show will be receiving N20,000 each in recognition of their creativity and talents.
Speaking during the presentation of the award to Princess Mku-Atu, the initiator of the project, Oshodi Seyi Paul appreciates her for founding the Rosula Foundation, a non-profit and non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is aimed at bridging the wide gaps between the haves and the have nots through empowerment, education and humanitarian services.
The Head of the company responsible for producing the empowerment reality show, Fanafillit Integrated Concepts, Olubode Mac Oserinde congratulated the winners and the finalists of the Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty and Empowerment Reality Show 2022,and advised the beautiful ladies to be catalysts of developmental change like Princess Rosula Mku-Atu.
Princess Mku-Atu is a recipient of several awards and honours including a Doctor of Science in Business Administration at Crescent University, Abeokuta. She was the Vanguard Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2020, Tell Communication’s 20 Nigerian Women of Distinction, and Across Africa Distinguished Leadership and Development Award 2020 respectively.