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Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

The Ooni of Ife means business when he said he is out to promote the Yoruba culture and heritage.

Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

Queen Moremi Ajasoro winner Animashaun Blessing raising the symbol of Moremi

In his pursuance of cultural rebirth and re-orientation, the Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II’s palace organized a cultural beauty pageant tagged Queen Moremi Ajasoro beauty pageant which was held on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

Five finalists of the Queen Moremi Ajasoro pageant

Many had thought the winner of the pageant would have come from Ile Ife but at the end of a keen contest, Animashaun Blessing from Ila Oragun from Osun state won the coveted crown.

Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

Ooni of Ife giving a royal blessing to the winner of Queen Moremi pageant Animashaun Blessing

This first-ever the first ever regional cultural beauty pageant.

Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

The winner, the first runner-up and the second runner-up

The maiden Queen Moremi Ajasoro, Animashaun is a 500 level dentistry student of University of Ibadan, a daughter of Dr and Dr Mrs Animashaun.

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Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

Queen Moremi Ajasoro winner Animashaun Blessing raising the symbol of Moremi

Among the prizes Blessing won is a Toyota Corolla car and an all-expense paid trip to USA to be sponsored by Ayangalu Soungobi Foundation.

Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

Queen Moremi Ajasoro winner Animashaun Blessing being crowned

See more photos from the pageant below:

Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

Queen Moremi Ajasoro winner Animashaun Blessing being celebrated

Fashion was also on display as costumes of all the contestants were well coutured.

Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

Fashion display

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Exclusive: Ooni gifts Queen Moremi car, US trip (photos)

Fashion display

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