By Emmanuel Adeleke
A 25-year-old Community Health and Extension student of College of Health Technology, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Miss Adedairo Adebanke, has emerged winner of the 2022 Miss Oyo beauty pageant.
Adedairo, who has contested in the pageant a couple of times, was crowned on Sunday, at the 19th edition of the most consistent event in the state, held at Felicia Hall, Jogor Events Centre, Ibadan.
She defeated 22 other contestants to win the coveted prize of a Toyota Yaris car donated by Accord senatorial candidate for Oyo South, Mr Kolapo Kola-Daisi.
Miss Mohammed Tolulope, 24, Adunmide Adewale Feranmi, 21, and Adepoju Felicia, 23, emerged as the first to third runners-up respectively.
Isiaka Zainab Ormeiza, 30, and Adedapo Cecilia, 22, won the Miss Intellect and Miss Elegant categories respectively.
The runners-up went home with electronics donated by Foodco, while the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Ripples, CMWG Travels, Faozey, House of Representatives member for Oyo North Federal Constituency, Honourable Laide Akinremi, also provided financial and logistics support for the event.
Adelabu, who hosted the winners and the contestants two years ago, has also promised to do the same for this year’s participants at a later date.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ibadan North West/Ibadan South West Federal Constituency, Honourable Stanley Adedeji, gave N100,000 prize money to each of the 23 contestants.
The event was organised by Mayor Isaac Brown’s Silverstone Communications and powered by Fresh 105.9FM and Blast 98.3FM, Ibadan, owned by the popular gospel musician, Dr Yinka Ayefele.
Present at the ceremony, which was characterised by glitz and glamour, were the Accord governorship candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu; Senator Monsurat Sunmonu; Dr Yinka Ayefele; Accord senatorial candidate for Oyo Central, Nurudeen Faozey; council chairmen led by the ALGON chairman in Oyo State and Egbeda Local Government chairman, Honourable Sikiru Sanda; and Labour Party candidate for Ibadan North Federal Constituency, Dexter Akin-Alamu.
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