Ooni hosts beauty pageant, builds tallest statue in Africa (photos)

Ooni hosts beauty pageant, builds tallest statue in Africa (photos)

In honour of Queen Moremi Ajasoro, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II on Monday, November 7, embarked on the construction of the tallest statue in Nigeria.

Ooni hosts beauty pageant, builds tallest statue in Africa (photos)

Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola with contestants for the Moremi Ajasoro beauty pageant.

NAIJ.Com Gossip gathered that, at the unveiling ceremony of Moremi Ajasoro beauty pageant which was performed by Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi (Yeyelua), the Ooni of Ife disclosed that God Almighty has given him the grace of achieving one of his greatest ambitions within his first year on this sacred throne.

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Ooni hosts beauty pageant, builds tallest statue in Africa (photos)

Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi at the unveiling of the Moremi Ajasoro beauty pageant.

He said: "Moremi Ajasoro, an Ife queen who in her lifetime exhibited an unrivaled heroism of world's liberty dedicated her life to the liberation of mankind by sacrificing her only child to free the people of Oodua land from the invasion of some faceless terrorists thousands of years ago. We are already constructing the tallest statue in Nigeria to be known as MOREMI LIBERTY STATUE. This 42ft-statue which will be the third tallest in Africa is being erected right where Moremi lived before she became a deity thousands of years ago, as a goddess of liberty. It is going to be one of the greatest achievements in Nigerian tourism and will be unveiled in two weeks’ time during this year's EDI/ MOREMI festival which are just a tip of the icebergs, as many more tourist advancements are coming in the subsequent years.”

Ooni hosts beauty pageant, builds tallest statue in Africa (photos)

Young ladies witnessing the unveiling of the event at the Ooni of Ife's palace.

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Speaking while unveiling the pageant, Her Majesty, Olori Wuraola urged females to emulate the bravery act of Moremi, saying women need to make themselves available for challenging roles in the modern society.

She said: "Moremi is an important figure and a great warrior worthy of emulation. With the pageant, we are trying to globalize and make the world know about a very important person. Times are changing and women are beginning to realise that we need to grow stronger. We need to show strong character in changing the society. I urge them to emulate the great heroine and be saviors’ to others.”

Ooni hosts beauty pageant, builds tallest statue in Africa (photos)

(L) Music star Ara, Olori Wuraola and others at the unveiling.

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Source: Gossip.naij.com

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