Monday, 21 November 2011

Miss Ogun Wins Miss Nigeria Pageant


Ogun state contestant and 21-year-old Feyijimi Sodipo was crowned the new beauty queen and ambassador of the 2011 edition of Miss Nigeria, defeating her competitors, Miss Benue and Miss Edo, to clinch the crown.

The grand finale of the event took place at the Expo center of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.
 It was a well attended event witnessing important dignitaries, including the First Lady of Lagos state, Mrs Abimbola Fashola, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Edem Duke among a host of other notable personalities cutting across diverse sectors of the Nigerian economy.

The activities of the evening prior to the announcement were filled with brilliant exhibition of various wears by the contestants, both African and Foreign, soul-stirring music by Africa’s leading act, 2face Idibia who performed his smash hit, ‘African Queen’ to the delight of the audience and a quiz session, which saw intelligent answers put up by the contestants.

 Feyijimi Sodipo emerged the winner after a tense moment when the judges Prof. Ebun Clark, Mrs Wunmi, Tony Akiotu, (General Managing Director of Daar communications), Catherine Ifejika, Derin Osoba and Dr Bello Osagie had to make their decision after the contestants had been narrowed down to five with Miss Benue placing second (who also won the award for best traditional wear), and Miss Edo, third position.

Other winners for the night include Miss Delta, who was decorated as Miss Congeniality, Miss Anambra as Miss photogenic and Miss African Hostess was given to Miss Akwa Ibom.
According to the organizers of pageant, Sodipo, the new Queen Ambassador, will see to the implementation of several projects in tandem with government and key players in the private sector.

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