On Thursday in Lagos, the organizers Brendance and Crusader Ltd. (BCL) gave the figures in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BCL ,Bredan Nsikak said that the registration for the competition which was extended from May 31, ended on Thursday (June 25) and that this edition had more entries than the last edition because more people have time now to apply due to the effects of the Covid-19.
“The registration for the two pegeants, which had been on and was extended, has ended today, and 120 contestants met the requirement for the MMNI audition restricted to Nigerians, and we have confirmed them.
“We will be having contestants from 10 African countries for the MMIA pageant which the current MMNI King and Queen will be representing our country,”
Due to the pandemic and the safety precaution of social distancing the contest would be held virtually on July 1
“More contestants turned out this year, most likely because of the lockdown as they have more time; we screened out the overage and underage.
“Coronavirus is spreading; this is the reason we are going virtual for the audition starting next week, although there might be direct audition,”