The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, played host to top dignitaries at the grand finale of the annual Queen Moremi Ajansoro Pageant at the Ojaja Arena, Ife Grand Resort, Ile-Ife.
Addressing newsmen ahead of the event, Ooni Ogunwusi explained that Queen Moremi Ajansoro annual pageant is that of leadership, culture and character.
“We use this as a point of call to remind the world that a special space must be reserved for women in leadership for the world to be a better place for all. They own the home where all of us belong, so they must be directly involved in governance.” The Ooni stated.
On the forthcoming generation election in the country, Ooni Adeyeye said, “The government must do more to protect women from desperate politicians, who often frustrate their interest in aspiring to lead.”
In the same vein, the Moremi Ajansoro Global Ambassador, Chief (Mrs.) Olufunsho Amosun, explained that the initiative has achieved so greatly in mentoring young women and girls through the qualities of the legendary Moremi Ajansoro.
“To us, all participants are winners because we groom them with the right knowledge, character and attributes to face and conquer life challenges, so it is not only about the grand prize. So we look forward to a very entertaining event here tonight.” Mrs. Amosun stated.
Addressing newsmen, facilitator of the Queen Moremi Ajansoro Pageant, Olori Aderonke Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi, revealed that over two hundred young women applied and went through several stages of screening for a winner to emerge.
“It is a contest of business idea, nation building tips, culture, tradition and other productive content through which a winner will emerge. All applicants have been wonderful and positive in their conducts and the entire House of Oduduwa is indeed very proud of them.” Olori Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi noted.
At the end of the well-attended event, Miss Adediran Ayomide emerged winner of the pageantry who bagged cash prizes and a brand new car courtesy of the Ooni of Ife, Chief (Mrs.) Funsho Amosun and other sponsors.
The 2022 edition of the annual Queen Moremi Ajansoro Pageant saw the launch of the Queen Moremi Leadership Award, an award bestowed on women in leadership in all walks of life. This is to appreciate the awardees who selected globally including those from the United States of America, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada and so on for their contributions to the society.