The winner of the 2015/16 beauty pageant in Usi-Ekiti (Miss Usi), Esther Akinyemi, has donated books to schools in the community in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti state.
Miss Akinyemi, an ND 1 student of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, contested and was adjudged the most beautiful girl in Usi during the 2015 Usi Day celebration.
Aside paying homage to the Olusi of Usi kingdom, Oba Adedayo George Akande Orokoyo II and the Olusi-in-Council, Miss Usi also visited Ekiti Government College, Usi High School and the Federal Science and Technical College, Usi-Ekiti where she donated books.
In his welcome address at the palace, Oba Akande commended Esther for deeming it fit to pay homage to the traditional institution in the community and her decision to present gifts to schools in the community.
The National President, Egbe Omo Usi Worldwide, Engineer Yomi Ayorinde, who accompanied Miss Usi to the palace and other places visited said: “the gesture is commendable and appreciated by the community; this is to tell us that the beauty pageant is not for fun.
Akinyemi, while presenting the books to representatives of the schools, urged them to teach morals and encourage the younger generation to be focused and determined to achieve greatness in life.
Explaining how she won the contest, Esther said: “I contested for the first time and won. It was a rare priviledge. I think one of the things that helped me was determination. I aimed high but at the same time, I humbled myself and to the glory of God, I got it without stress. I want the younger generation to learn from my experience.”