On a lighter mood, the reigning Opara Imo, King Frank Jason Alozie has declared that he could marry his counterpart Ada Imo, Queen Nzubechukwu Judith Orisaekeziem if it is the will of God.
The tall and handsome model who hesitated before answering the question during an interview by with senior editors and correspondents of The Statesman Newspaper, initially said he doesn’t see it happening, but if it is the will of God, they would have nothing to do about it.
He further declared that his love for modeling and culture drew him to the pageant which he eventually won in December 2016.
With the duo now cultural ambassadors in Imo State, they have declared that their pet projects will gear towards the delivery of Igbo culture to the younger generation.
Queen Nzubechukwu Judith Orisaekeziem who is not new in pageantry world, revealed that her pet project ‘Nkwalite Asusu Igbo’ is a bundle projects that are aimed at uplifting the status of Igbo language as well as the culture of the people. She further stated that while there are many things lined up in her arsenal, she would be stepping out with ‘Ntapia Asusu Igbo’, an Igbo spelling bee.
“The future of the language lies with the younger generation’, she said. “If we continue watching, it will go back to when you will be laughed at for speaking Igbo in school and offices. We want to change this, we don’t just want the younger ones in secondary schools to know the language, we want them to speak and write it” she concluded.
On the other hand, King Frank Jason Alozie also revealed that his pet project ‘Omenala Amaka’ will be more of cultural exhibition where the youths are made to exhibit their cultural creativities in an event that will not only educate, but inspire and make people know what they are leaving behind when they drop Igbo culture.
“Our foods and way of live are often seen as local because we have not attended to them. We just need to improve on the presentation and see that things are well packaged for this generation to appreciate them”, he said.