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Sagamu lady emerges winner Ogun Miss culture


... Latin, Ara others  laud organizer

Abdulqudus Ogundapo

In a bid to promote Yoruba cultural heritage, Free vision Limited, an organiser of Ogun State Miss Culture, has droped the cotton of the three days  Cultural pageant competition as a lady from Sagamu local government area of the state emerged winner.

The event which had its  grand finale on Sunday  had  17 contestants tested  by four Judges.

The Cultural pageant  which commenced her  camping on November 15, had in attendance 19 contestants across the 20 local governments and 37 Local Council  Development Areas in the state.

Meanwhile out of the 19 contestants at the camp, only 17 contestants qualified  to the  final stage .

At the finals, the contestants  dressed in different local attire  based on their geopolitical zones across Ogun State.

However, ace  artist, Bolaji Amusan popularly known as "Mr. Latin", The native drumer, Aralola Olamuyiwa popularly known as "Ara", Waheed Ijaduade, among other artists applauded the organisers for  the good initiative.

It could be recalled that PLATFORM TIMES had reported that, the winner of Ogun state Miss culture will go on an International tour to South Africa to teach the South Africans the Yoruba cultural heritage.

Speaking at the grand finale, The Chief Executive Officer, Free Vision LTD, Olusesi Ayorinde said, the cultural contest is aimed at propagating the Yoruba culture around the globe.

His words" Today, Yoruba culture is at the brink of extinction, while many Yoruba leaders have been  calling on the youths to promote it's culture,  the Organizer of Ogun state Miss culture sees this, as a platform to showcase our culture especially within our youths.

"Ogun Miss Culture pageant is a unique event which is not only a beauty pageant, but a pageant in which Ogun state ladies would be given the platform to showcase their culture.

"Ogun Miss culture is not just a beauty pageant, but an opportunity for Young Ladies to gather experience and exposure gained from this journey is valuable and will impact the young ladies positively for a life time. The lucky winner will travel to South Africa to participate in the international Cultural Exchange, while other participants would be regarded with different prizes.

"These qualified candidates were exposed to various tourist attractions, traditional rulers, festivals, food, media interviews among others which I believe will last a life time in propagating the Yoruba culture" Olusesi added

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