THE 2013 edition of Miss Olokun beauty pageant is on. And the organizer, Olokun Festival Foundation, has said it would match words with action to ensure that the pageant attains the global standard in the business of pageantry.
According to the coordinator of the pageant, Sunday Ogunsola, efforts are on to select the best girls for the final stage of the completion, which would hold on Saturday, October 19, at a yet-to-be-decided venue in Lagos.
“We are determined to make this edition the best ever in the history of the pageant. Towards this end, the Chief Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation, the brain behind the pageant, Otunba Gani Adams, has promised that this year’s edition will remain in the memories of pageant lovers for a long time to come.”
Among the prizes lined up this year is a brand new car for the winner. The last edition was won by Princess Anietiok Akan, an undergraduate of Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State. The 18-year-old Akan, who represented Cross River State at the event in Lagos, beat 16 other contestants to smile home with a brand new car.
This year’s edition also promises to be mind-blowing. Camping and screening, according to the organizer, will hold in five centers across the country.
The Miss Olokun pageant, according to Otunba Gani Adams, is designed to promote and engender unity among the different tribes in Nigeria. “We designed the pageant to foster unity among Nigerian tribes. And you can see that past winners of the pageant come from different parts of the country, despite the fact that we are a Yoruba organization.”
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