Organisers unveil prizes for Queen Moremi Ajasoro pageant
As preparations for this year’s edition of Queen Moremi Ajasoro (QMA) beauty pageant get underway, organisers have rolled out mouth-watering prizes for the coveted pageant.
Bill to hold in Lagos in November, the winner of the second edition of the pageant will go home with a new car alongside N5 million worth of investment funds as part of the project.
In addition, the new queen automatically earns the title of Cultural Ambassador to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, who is the grand patron of the House of Oduduwa and pageant promoter. The new queen will enjoy the rare privilege of accompanying the royal father to his many engagements both within and outside the country.
Also, the queen will be fitted and styled all through her one year reign by the headline designers, make up artists, and stylists of the beauty pageant: Mon’ Ami (Larry Kay Ojomo of Mon’ Ami Clothing), whose first set of collections for the event was showcased on London runway during the recently held Africa Fashion Week London.
While speaking on the development, the Heritage Ambassador of Queen Moremi Ajasoro Legacy, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, said it was a welcomed development and a sign that the event would live to its billing as a super beauty pageant different from others because of the royal and cultural spin to it and the creative elements that come with it.
Princess Ademiluyi, who is the founder of both Africa Fashion Week Nigeria and London, disclosed that more prizes are expected from sponsors that have indicated interest. She said once the partnership deals are concluded the packages would be disclosed to the public. Ademiluyi called on corporate bodies and individuals to sign up with the event, saying there were more opportunities for sponsors and partners to make the event a signature pageant for the country.
According to her, tons of applications have been received since the portal was opened to the public for Nigerian ladies from any part of the country under ages 18 and 25 with a minimum qualification of secondary school certificate and statistics of five feet and five inches tall among others.
Once the vetting of applications ends in September, Ademiluyi said auditions would commence in three cities: Ibadan, Ife and Lagos, which would then be followed by the grand and colourful finale.
Queen Moremi Ajasoro (QMA) beauty pageant is part of efforts by Ooni of Ife to preserve and promote the legacies of the revered and legendary Ife queen, as well as create role models and empower young Nigerian ladies to be productive and contribute meaningful to the commonwealth of Nigeria and the globe.