The carnival Queen beauty pageant

The miss carnival beauty pageant is a pageant organized to select a reigning Queen that would serve as the face or cultural ambassador of Benue sate for the next one year. The event is held on the eve of the carnival procession. The show is a no-gate-fee (free) event that is very popular among the youth of the state on the basis of the rich and breathtaking pyrotechnics and musical/comedy entertainment that is usually on parade during this segment of the Carnival. The pageant features musical performances from creame de la cream of the Nigerian music such as Tuface and MI. the event is held in the main bowl of the massive IBB square in the state capital Makurdi and it is usually packed to a capacity of over 30,000 people. It is important to state that plans are underway to include a Mr. Carnival pageant in the next carnival in order to have a male and female youth ambassadors of Benue culture. This has always been the aim of the organizing

past queen

past queen

consultants of the Benue Youth Cultural Carnival but financial and logistic constraints have only allowed the organization of a female pageant.
star prize for miss carnival 2013

star prize for miss carnival 2013

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