Miss Oluwatosin Shola Shittu, winner of the 2018 winner of the prestigious Queen Moremi Ajasoro Cultural Pageant held December 3, 2017, in Lagos, receives her car gift from Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, after receiving the winning price of N5 million investment fund. From left: Bashorun Eniola Fayose, Bashorun of Ikun Ekiti; Miss Oluwatosin Shola Shittu; Princess Ronke Ademiluyi Global Cultural Ambassador, Queen Moremi Legacy during the handing over of the car gift to the new Queen Moremi 2018 winner at Ife Grand Resort & Leisure, Oshun State.
The event held at the new Ife Grand Resort and Leisure, Ile Ife, Osun State, Sunday 28, 2018 was attended by cultural lovers from far and near who witnessed the handover ceremony performed by the Bashorun of Ikun Ekiti, Eniola Foyase with others in admiration. Oba Ogunwusi who praised the new queen as a true cultural ambassador was well pleased that she was able to put on brave fight through the audition, boot camp training and final stage appearance to emerge the winner.
He admonished her to utilize the opportunity given to her to serve humanity and the institution she is representing. Chairman of the occasion, Bashorun Eniola Fayose, who was very pleased to be honoured by the Ooni of Ife, to perform the handover ceremony said,
“It is a rare privilege to be given the opportunity by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwunsi to present this car gift to the winner. It is also interesting to have a man like kabiyesi at this age and time reviving culture – a time when internet has taken over our everyday life including our culture. You can easily observe that almost everything is online except for people like kabiyesi who believes that our cultural heritage is our dignity and pride and cannot be dictated by technology or internet.
The story of Queen Moremi is refreshing and Kabiyesi has proved that our roots are intact through his understanding of the culture which he promotes vigorously. For the new queen, Oluwatosin Shola Shittu who also happens to hail from my state, Ekiti State, I will say she has made us proud and brought honour to Ekitiland. We wish her well on her new role as the armour bearer of Queen Moremi Ajasoro virtues and also believed as a true daughter of Ekiti, she will live to our expectations.
” The initiator and project coordinator of Queen Moremi Ajasoro Cultural Beauty pageant,Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, in her well-wish said that Oluwatosin has proven through her performances during the contest that she will make a worthy ambassador. She also advised her to pursue her visions and pet projects vigorously. Meanwhile, Princess Ronke who is also the global ambassador of Queen Moremi Ajasoro legacy and founder, African Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) said the cultural pageant is one of the projects aimed at helping young girls between the age of 18 to 25 chart a better cause in life. The initiative also uses beauty to promote business ideas for economic growth and youth development among young ladies.