‘Girls of Nowadays don’t have respect, i pity them”- Former MBGN Omowunmi Akinnnifesi ••
In an interview with Daily Sun, Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and fashion entrepreneur Omowunmi Akinnnifesi has said that girls of nowadays dont lack good morals..
I started with enhancing the physicality of women. I’m going into other things like enhancing women mentally and enhancing her soul as a woman in the society. I started with what women looks like, and adapt that to her image. I know it sounds something like a cliché, but that was the reason I went into fashion.
*Do you have a fashion or grooming school since you mentioned your desire to empower women?
I intend going into international imaging and etiquette. I want to teach women not only how they should appear but how they should also behave and this is important. When you come across some of our children these days, especially the girls, you would notice they don’t have integrity anymore. They lack morals and manners and these are the things that make a woman. These are part of the content. The new generation of youths is not growing with our culture, so we need to retrain them on how to behave. They have to imbibe the culture of respect for elders and how to behave like a proper lady. They also need to learn how to host visitors; do fine dinning; how to speak, sit down, talk; eat certain kinds of food.
We hardly train people on some of these things in Nigeria. People don’t believe they are necessary. But it’s very important. I attended Queens’ College, Lagos and way back then; they used to teach us these things. But these days, the students are only taught Maths, English and all those important subjects but as for moral etiquette, it’s no longer there.
*After your reign as beauty queen, you did a secular job?
I was into a lot of things before I went into fashion. Currently, I’m Nivea brand Ambassador for West Africa.
*Who is your kind of man?
A man who fears God. Just leave it at that.
*You sounded like a pastor?
That’s one thing people don’t know about me. Since the day I won the pageant, I have become God-fearing. It was by God that I won the beauty pageant. I have always been God-fearing. A lot of people that met me later on were surprised at what they saw of me. When did you become this? They kept on asking. Is it because you’re getting older? I replied them No. People that knew me very well…. infact in my house they used call me pastor. But people don’t know that maybe because the way I look, or the fact that I did the pageant, I’m a strictly God fearing person and I’m still relevant because of the grace of God on my life.
Who agrees with her?