Zakama Rachael, a 20 years old indigene of Adamawa state and a graduate of International Relations from North America University Cotonou, Benin Republic has extended her lead in the voting table of the ongoing Face Of Maritime International (FOMI) after week 3 voting Campaign.
In a press statement issued on Saturday by Platform Reporters, organisers of FOMI, Rachael, who is chocolate in complexion and 5.8ft tall started leading since week 1, and has maintained her top spot in FOMI voting table with 60.5% having garnered over 3000 votes within 3 weeks of FOMI voting Campaign.
Meanwhile, Bassey Hossana, a 26 years old indigene of Akwa Ibom state and a student of Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology have overtaken Christabel Francis in the second position with 21.8% having gotten over 1000 votes.
Whereas Akano Deborah who occupied sixth position in week 2 has now secured a place in the top 3 position with 19.7% having garnered over 900 votes in week 3 FOMI voting Campaign.
The top three leaders are going into the week 4 FOMI voting Campaign with the hope of maintaining their top spot positions, especially having been assigned to represent some maritime organisations for more voting supports. Whereas other contestants in the ladder are hopeful of turning the table by clinching top spot positions as well.
The week 3 FOMI voting Campaign, which ended on Friday October 19 marks the end of FOMI first round of voting. Out of a total of 37 contestants, 12 have been evicted due to poor Performance in the voting Campaign, while the remaining 25 contestants are now qualified to proceed to the next stage of the competition. These 25 contestants have now been assigned to represent various maritime organisations and fly their flags up to the final stage of the competition.
Recall that Face Of Maritime International (FOMI) is an industry pageant of international standards which advocates greater participation of women in maritime professions. The aims and objectives of FOMI are built on four pillars, namely:
a. to change the perception that maritime is all for men.
b. to Champion Girls-Go-To-Sea campaign.
c. to Promote Nigeria’s maritime tourism potential, and
d. to mentor and empower young women in maritime career path.
The 2018 edition of the contest is the Season 3 episode of the yearly pageantry.