After 16 years under Folio Communications, actress and producer Rita Dominic-Anosike and film director Mildred Okwo, co-owners of The Audrey Silva Company (TASC), have taken over as the directors of the renowned Miss Nigeria pageant, signaling a momentous transition.
Rita Dominic wrote, “I am thrilled and honored to step into this new role at the Miss Nigeria organization, an iconic institution that has long celebrated the strength, beauty, and intelligence of Nigerian women,” in an Instagram post expressing her excitement and honor for her new position. She expressed her gratitude to Fidelis Anosike, her husband and the company’s founder, for believing in her ability to steer the pageant in a different direction.
Rita Dominic wants to create a platform where young women can take flight, feel confident, and be nurtured in leadership. This is the foundation of her vision for Miss Nigeria. “We want a new generation of Nigerians to watch, be inspired, and have big dreams,” she said.
The transition of the pageant includes a new board of directors comprised of accomplished leaders from various industries dedicated to preserving the pageant’s legacy and advancing female empowerment. This includes Ego Boyo, Wunmi Ogunbiyi, Olatomiwa Williams, Aisha Kyari, Chioma Okigbo, and others.
Fidelis Anosike, who previously led the pageant, expressed his gratitude to the founders of Miss Nigeria and the first-ever Miss Nigeria, Chief Atinuke Oyelude, and welcomed The Audrey Silva Company as the ideal organization to continue the pageant’s tradition.
He said, “She will make Nigeria proud and raise the bar for the pageant, I am convinced. With high hopes that the Miss Nigeria platform would evolve into a trust for the empowerment of young Nigerian women, we warmly welcome the Audrey Silva firm into the Miss Nigeria 1957 alliance.”