Nelson Enwerem who is the current Mr. Nigeria has vowed to win the 2019 Mr. World beauty pageants, with full support and encouragement from Nigerians.
Enwerem revealed this to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos during his preparations for the 10th edition of Mr. World Pageant, holding in August in Manila, Philippines.
“I’m certain about winning the world contest because I have what it takes; the set back so far is getting my country on my side and having her full support, morally and financially,” he said.
Though he said that preparations are ongoing according to plan, but Enwerem, however, expressed regret that he had little or no support from the Federal Government.
He appealed for the support of his countrymen on what he called the ‘noble cause’ which he said would bring glory to the country if he wins.
“I am calling for the support and sponsorship of kind-hearted Nigerians as the contest will kick-off in less than 30 days from now.”
“I will be representing our great country and I can’t do it alone. Other contestants have the backing of their respective countries and that alone can really boost one’s morale while the competition is on,” he said.
Enwerem commended the effort of the Silverbird Group who had been supporting him in their way; nevertheless, he said he needed the support of the federal government as the glory would go to the entire nation.
Commenting on the voting strategy, he said that it would be on social media votes.
“The official voting platform for the Mr. World Beauty Pageants is a social media app called the ‘MobStar app’ which people have to download to be eligible.”
“Sign up, follow me and like my pictures and the contestant with the highest likes on his page wins the social media challenge,” he explained.
He further urged Nigerians to support him in sending their votes repeatedly, adding that this would be an advantage for him.
“I need high votes in order to give me an edge ahead of others because I’ve been preparing for this contest mentally, spiritually and physically,” he said.
The Nigerian world pageants noted that Nigeria had always been successful at the world stage, adding that his predecessor, Emmanuel Ikubese, was the first runner up.
“So I strongly believe I can make my country proud with full support from Nigerians,” he said.
The long-awaited event will hold it’s 10 edition of the Mr. World Pageant, 2019 on Aug. 23 in Manila, Philippines.
According to the report, Rohit Khandelwal, the incumbent Mr. World, 2016 from India, is expected to crown whoever emerges winner in August.