Otunba Gani Adams led Olokun Festival Foundation held the Miss Olokun Beauty Pageant 2015, on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at R&A Hotel, Majekodunmi Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
In his opening address, Otunba Gani Adams said the Miss Olokun Beauty Pageant is primarily to inculcate high morals in our girls and to celebrate the virtues of vivacious women, adding that the pageant provides a platform for contestants to showcase such inborn talents as intelligence, adaptation of our cultural norms, speech skills, comportment and cultivation of personal esteem.
Speaking on the economic value of the pageant, Otunba Gani Adams said contestants can leverage on the pageant to build their future.
He said, “We started the Miss Olokun Beauty Pageant since 2002 and till date, God has been lifting us higher.”
ENCOMIUM Weekly’s DAPO ADESEKO had a chat with the winner, Onayemi Olamide Mojisola, at the event…
Can we meet you?
My name is Omoyemi Olamide Mojisola. I am a graduate of Babcock University. I studied International Law and Diplomacy.
How do you feel today?
I feel very happy and really thankful and grateful to people that really supported me and I am equally grateful to God.
What gave you an edge over others?
To be very honest, I put God first, I prayed in the church with my mother before the event. Another thing that gave me an edge was the ability to stand out and be different.
I noticed when people do the same thing in the same way severally, that means it is not the best way to do that thing. So, I made sure I added creativity to my dancing steps and that stood me out.
Among the contestants, who gave you the most difficult challenge?
There were some people I expected to be among the top five, but I can no longer say anything because everybody was good and beautiful.
How old are you?
I am 20, with statistics of 36:28:39.