THE maiden edition of Moremi Ajasoro, a celebration of Ile-Ife’s young girls has been slated for 26 November.
This was confirmed when over 50 beautiful ladies who are contesting for the pageant visited the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, who welcomed them in company with his wife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, invited the ladies to a dinner and a formal meeting for the first time with the Ooni.
Speaking at the gathering, the Project Director, Dr Kunle Balogun, who expressed his gratitude for the king’s invitation to the young ladies said, “My team and I cannot thank his Majesty and Yeyelua enough for this invitation to the ladies, for this project, and for their support thus far. They have both been a pillar of support.
“Moremi, as we know, was a warrior and we believe she should be celebrated.” Oba Ogunwusi would also be unveiling the Moremi statue, to commemorate the event. Ile-Ife is gradually getting on the world map, and we are sure going to break more records,” he said.
While speaking at the event, Ayo George of In-House Entertainment said, “The finals would hold on the November 26 at the palace of the Ooni. We have various celebrities and important personalities that would grace the occasion.
Some of the invited guests include chairman of Gastab Group of Companies, Alhaji Saheed Gbolahan who is also the Chairman on the occasion; The Iyaloja General of Nigeria and the Special Guest of Honour, Chief Mrs Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, while Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi would be the host, Ooni Ogunwusi of Ife is the Chief Host,” he concluded.