Actress and producer Rita Dominic-Anosike and film director Mildred Okwo, co-owners of The Audrey Silva Company (TASC), have taken the helm of the iconic Miss Nigeria pageant, marking a significant change after 16 years under Folio Communications.
In an Instagram post, Rita Dominic expressed her honor and enthusiasm for her new role, saying, “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.” She thanked her husband and founder of Folio Communications, Fidelis Anosike, for having faith in her ability to lead the pageant in a new direction.
Rita Dominic’s vision for Miss Nigeria is rooted in the empowerment of young women, aiming to create a platform where dreams take flight, confidence soars, and leadership is nurtured. She stated, “We want a new generation of Nigerians to watch, be inspired, and dream big.”
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.”