It was a colorful parade of beauties on Sunday 8th October 2017, when Olokun Festival Foundation held its annual Miss Olokun 2017 beauty pageant at Martinos Events Center, Alausa, Ikeja.
At the end of the very entertaining evening, Titilade Obatula, a 23 year old 300 level Science Laboratory student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin emerged winner while Maria – Silva Njoku, a mass communications 100 level student of National Open University was the 1st runners up. The 3rd position was won by Adebanke Adedairo, a Community Health 100 Level student of Pogil College of Health Technology.
Miss Olokun 2017 is part of activities marking this year’s Olokun Festival. It is put together by Olokun Festival Foundation, an initiative of Otunba Gani Adams who is the chief promoter of the organization.
The well attended event was witnessed by
Representative of Oba Akran Badagry, -Baale A. W Patinvoh (Baale of Yotin)-Chief Akingbade Akinyemi (Baale of Iragon)-Chief S H Akinyanmi (Baale of Samo-Whegbo),
Architect Layiwola Ladipo – CEO MORPHOSIS Inc, Chief Anselm E S Njoku -Akeweje of Alausa, Ikeja, Akogun Gani Kayode Balogun -CEO -GKB NEWS DIGEST /S A to Chief Promoter Olokun Festival Foundation on Research $ Strategy, Amb.Yomi Fash Lanso, Akinrogun Victor Mobolaji Adewale, Coordinator OPU Europe, Alhaji Raymmy Bayo Shitta-Bay, Prince Adeleke Olukoya – Founder Omoluwabi Movement, South Africa, Mrs Omotola Adebayo, Miss Temitope Bali, Barrister Oyenike Oyewo -Chamber Kunle Oyewo & Associate, Prince Lambert Dike, Mr Salami Kehinde Asia CO-ORDINATOR OPU, Otunba Kay, Kaysa Oil and Gas, Earthquake, Com Rasak Oladosu Buska, Bosun Sosanya – (GM) Hallogen Security, Tokunbo Odumosu, Chief Akin Banjoko – CEO – Eminem Global Concept,
Mr Femi Odulaja -Bobby’s Hotel, Ikorodu /Publisher History Magazine, Mr Yinka Oyedeji, MASSIMO Entertainment among other.
Addressing the gathering, Otunba Adams revealed that the idea to add beauty contest to festivals is to engage the youths who have been brainwashed by alternative religions to view African tradition and culture as fetish.
He also explained that the concepts of beauty queens attached to festivals by the foundation is different from the regular pageants around, as attention is placed on beauty, culture and brain.
The Grand finale of the Festival will hold on October 26th at Suntan Beach, Badagry.