The 10th edition of Otunba Gani Adams led Miss Olokun Beauty Pageant held on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at R&A City Hotel, Majekodunmi Street, Ikeja, Lagos. The very colourful event was well attended.
In an interview with the new Miss Olokun, the 20 year old graduate of Industrial Labour Relations from Ijebu Ode, Omolade Mariam Osotekun told ENCOMIUM Weekly what gave her an edge, her pet projects and more…
How does it feel winning the 2014 Miss Olokun beauty pageant?
It feels great. I am very happy about it. I feel fulfilled. In fact, I am short of words.
What do you think gave you an edge over other contestants?
It’s a whole lot of determination and courage. At a point, when we were in the camp, I was losing confidence. Later, I summoned courage and decided to put in my best.
I think that’s what gave me an edge over others. But above all, I give God all the glory.
Among all the contestants, who gave you the most difficult challenge?
I will say none because I was so determined that I did not even want to know how strong anybody was.
How would you describe the experience?
It was a very wonderful one.
As new Miss Olokun, what pet project do you intend to embark on?
I have a lot of projects I am planning to embark on. But first, I will organize seminars in my hometown, Ijebu Ode, Ogun state. The same thing goes for tertiary institutions around. I want to do this to propagate Yoruba cultural heritage. A lot of people don’t know that our herbs are medicinal and can cure a lot of ailments.
So, people still need a lot of orientation on this aspect. Also, I want to create more awareness on the use of our local fabrics. For instance, I am also a fashion designer. I designed this attire you see on me. So, I have it on my mind to exhibit different styles of attires, using our own fabrics.
Tell us a little about yourself, including your educational background?
I am Omolade Mariam Osotekun. I am from Ogun Waterside. I am 20, a graduate of Industrial Labour and Relations.
-TADE ASIFAT and pix by DAPO ADESEKO