How Instagram Could Have Saved The Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria
Unless you have been living under a rock or third-mainland Bridge for that matter, you would have definitely seen pictures of the 32 contestants for the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria. I would like to frame what I am about to say in a clean polite manner…but honestly all I can say is that the pictures were TERRRIBLE. Now I am not saying the girls are not beautiful or anything, because that is not what the contest is about (plus Ms.Kaduna and Ms.Imo were quite *cough *cough). However, the organizers, the photographer, the make up artist and anyone else involved in
leaking releasing these pictures needs to be shot! But with rubber band o…no bokoharam in this joint.
On a serious note, this is why they have to be shot…the most beautiful girl in Nigeria is a NATIONAL contest not a local contest….I repeat NATIONAL contest…that said it is extremely inexcusable for the pictures to look like a drunk make-up artist prepped the girls only for a blind photographer to take the pictures and and then send them to a nursery school for photo editing! Especially when Nigeria has exceptional talents such as Lola Maja (Make-Up), Collins Metu (Photography) and Geofrey Olisa (Picture Editing) to name a few. I have no idea who organized the photoshoot, but I can take a stab and say that he did not get the job based on his/her talent. I mean we had girls wearing t-shirts and training bras for a National contest photo-shoot with weave tracks showings on their heads! #fml (Fufu Makes Me Laugh).
What kills me the most is that these pictures even as bad as they are could still have been rescued. Hello! We now have Instagram and numerous other simple and FREE photo editing software out there. I spent less than 10 minutes using this website http://pixlr.com/o-matic/ to edit 5 of the 32 contestant pictures. And while the clean-up does not necessarily fix the initial disastrous pictures…it helps make it a bit better. You can see the changes below and decide for yourself:
In conclusion, let us do what we can do to ensure that the MBGN organizers do not repeat this crime against
humanity Nigeria again! And that we extend quality imagery in all facets of Nigerian life including books, magazines and especially NOLLYWOOD! Because contrary to popular belief, people do judge books by their covers and people judge countries by the quality of their images.
PS: I might sound like I am joking, but these pictures really made me sad. Nigeria can do better than this and it is the little details that would help us solve the big problems. As bloggers and based on National pride, we should demand better pictures or clean up the pictures before posting.