Lovers of beauty pageants in Nigeria are about to witness a unique event tagged "Miss Natural Black Beauty Pageant 2019".

The contest is thought to be the first of its kind in the world as it is strictly for dark skinned ladies.

Organizers of the event, Mash Global Ideas Nigeria Ltd in a statement said the event is a celebration of the natural dark skin.

The statement signed by the MGI President, Mr. Peter Mashem says the event aims to promote natural skin devoid of bleaching.

"There is a wrong notion in the society that it is only when a girl is fair in complexion that she is accepted or get many male suitors,' the statement says.

Mr. Mashem further noted that most beauty pageants around the world feature mainly fair skinned ladies while those with dark skins barely make it as models.

The pilot edition of the event is slated for the 22 March 2019 at the Tel Aviv Spring Resort Hall, Pankshin, Plateau State by 7:00 pm.

The organisers say interested ladies who are truly black and want to contest can obtain the forms for FREE by calling the following numbers: 070669665738; 08136680424;  08108348366.

"Great prizes" await winners, officials say.