The beauty queen who was dethroned following the trailing controversies surrounding a lesbian s*x video she featured is been recognized for her display of mental strength in the face of a national embarrassment that have technically scalded her for life.
Though the decision to award Chidnma after all the leaked s*x tapes has attracted a lot of criticisms on social media, the organizers has come out to say why she is being awarded.
“Chidinma didn’t have to meet any criteria to receive this award. It was solely the decision of the brand to honour her,”
“We are aware of the controversy that will come with it. But we hope that in due time, every well-meaning and reasonable individual will see the reasons behind the award.” Mr. Chijioke, project coordinator of DIVA Queens award, said.
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Mr. Chijioke, also said the award’s organisers were supporting the ex-beauty queen to curb the exploitation of young girls by the “high and mighty” in the modelling industry, who allegedly use blackmail to tarnish the image and dreams of young girls and bring the modelling industry as a whole into disrepute.
“We chose to stand with Chidinma right till the very end. We’ll give her every support we have at our disposal; morally, psychologically, legally. She is an icon and through her we can reach out to thousands of girls who have or are on the verge of being sexually exploited. It is a civilized world, we shouldn’t be so judgmental,” he said.
The social event is scheduled for Sunday 18th Dec, 2016 at the Kolanut centre, Calabar, Cross River State. There is no response from Chidinma who has been apparently hiding from the prying eyes of the media and general public since the unprecedented popularity.