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Contestant Advocates Healthy Hygiene, Habits

Contestant Advocates Healthy  Hygiene, Habits
Miss Apco Coatings, Torika Tinansa Ada-Eze Tukania Maduekwe vying for the Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North Crown in Labasa on August 7, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu
August 11
10:00 2018


A queen contestant with paternal roots in Anambra State, southern Nigeria, will advocate hygiene and a healthy lifestyle at the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North.

Torika Tinansa Ada-Eze Tukania Maduekwe is Miss Apco Coatings.

The aspiring secondary school teacher is excited to be part of the one-week annual event at Subrail Park in Labasa from August 18.

The 21-year-old has maternal links to Wailevu Village in Macuata Province and said she was confident ahead of the festival, despite her shyness.

“I chose to advocate this particular topic because hygiene is two-thirds of health,” Miss Maduekwe said.

“Therefore, the practise of good hygiene avoids the spread of communicable diseases and increases the chances of living a healthy and disease free life.”

The first year Bachelor of Arts student at the University of the South Pacific Labasa campus revealed that her weakness was shyness and hence aimed to build confidence during the festival.

“If I win the crown, I will encourage youths to take part in the festival as well because it boosts their confidence and allows them to voice their opinion to the public,” the eldest of two siblings said.

“I was selected by my sponsor to represent them and I am optimistic that I will make them proud.”

Her father is originally from southern Anambra State, Nigeria, which is rich in natural gas, crude oil, bauxite and ceramics.

Edited by Epineri Vula.


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