By Kennedy Eberechi.
She comes across as a very modest, may be even plain – a plain beautiful woman. And then she begins to talk, and the plainness about her dissolves and you catch your breath at her eloquence, her depth, her talents and her vision.
Spurred by passion and determination, Queen Janet Akor; the current holder of Queen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a seasoned Beauty Queen and a Catalogue Model, who has broken free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually dragged behind, most individual youths from achieving their dreams.
From a background where modelling was seen as a waste of time and a sign of waywardness, Janet Akor hails from Benue State in Nigeria. She had her elementary education at St. Lois Nursery and Primary School, Benue State. She proceeded to attend the Goodnews International Secondary School, Benue State, and was later admitted into the Benue State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication.
Focused and result oriented, Queen Janet has overtime demonstrated her passion in supporting to develop self confidence in the young people and making them see the importance of skills acquisition before leaving school in addition to helping the less privileged attain a better life and education, which will set them on the right path to achieving their goals and dreams
Her zeal and passion towards galvanizing the interest for child rights and the less privileged became more profound when she contested for the 2019 edition of the Queen of The Federal Republic of Nigeria Beauty Pageant organised by Street Minds Empire (SME) The light-skinned trailblazer, who rode on the crest of the desire for the advancement, development and security of lives of the vulnerable, was crowned Queen after biting other contestants in intellectual assessments and cultural display.
Acknowledging the fact that being a Beauty Queen is not just about the funfair of the crown, the inventive and multi-talented Janet has continued to develop a robust platform to engage stakeholders at promoting child’s education and championing charity campaigns as veritable ingredients for socio-economic development.
A meticulous, innovative and strong team leader; as a testament of her will and commitment, shortly after the pageant, and in commemoration of the 2019 World Aids Day, Queen Janet collaborated with Anne Ozeng Aid Foundation to carry out a Medical Outreach. The outreach, which was carried out in Abuja was in recognition of the theme: “Communities make the difference”.
In a chat with her recently, she revealed that The Medical Outreach in commemoration of World AIDS Day, which tool take place in December last year, was is an important opportunity for her to recognize the essential role that communities have played and contribute her own quota to the ongoing AIDS response at the international, national and local levels.
Also, the involvement of Miss Akor in the Back to School and Clothing the Less Privileged Project in Benue State wherein she collaborated with Black Pearl Wig Hair by Tilda is inspiring, and further underscores her passion for humanitarian services.
Describing the event which took place at LGEA Primary School, Owner Occupier, Makurdi and UBE Junior Secondary School, NKST Wadata Makurdi as fruitful and fulfilling, the 25-year-old said: “The Back to School and clothing the less privileged Project gave me an insight on what showing love means and what it feels like putting smiles on people’s face. With the little given, we received more in terms of prayers and gratitude from the families of the beneficiaries. It was fulfilling and gratifying”.
Undoubtedly, every kind gesture has an inspiration. For Queen Janet, the advancement of child’s right and social security for the poor and the needy in the society such as ours is one that cannot be over-emphasized, and the bedrock for viable Human and Material Capacity Development. “If I am in the position to help or reach out and I fail to do that, I would forever be restless; education is Key”, Queen Janet explained.
Furthermore, Janet who has previously participated in and won Miss Benue State University 2016, Miss Trade Fair Benue State 2017 and equally had deals of breath-taken poses for catalogues and calendars that include pictures of archetypal; has the vision to establish a foundation through which together with NGOs and philanthropists she would reach out to people professionally. She also looks forward to modelling for brands
Giving her passion and enthusiasm so far, Queen Janet Akor is a big boost to improving the already strong dynamism and functionality in redefining the essence of being a Beauty Queen.
- Kennedy Eberechi is a Publicist; he heads Ken-Gbados Concepts Limited, and writes from Abuja, Nigeria. (07064715591, email@example.com).