By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
The 25th edition of Obaruwa Festival of art and culture continued yesterday, Thursday 8th February 2023with the Mr & Miss Obaruwa beauty pageantry, which saw beautiful and handsome natives of Makun come out to battle it out for the grand price of five hundred thousand Naira and an all expense paid trip.
In attendance at the event were dignitaries like; Olori Akinsanya, Mrs. Lizzy Jekami, Asiwaju Saheed Oloko, the NYCN Sagamu Coordinator; Comr. Oluwole Aduroja,Asiwaju Bolarinwa Oluwole – the Asiwaju Odo of Makun Land, Hon. Olapeju Ayodele, Hon. Damilare Bello, Lagos based Sagamu born hip hop artiste Sydon J, Olucopper and many other personalities, sons and daughters of the soil.
After many display, questioning and drilling of all contestants, Dada Taiwo was crowned the 1st Mr. Obaruwa while Oluwatobiloba Mayungbo as the newly crowned Miss Obaruwa, after defeating four other contestants at the beauty pageant.
The Mr. and Miss Obaruwa were awarded cheque prize of N500, 000 each, as their winning prize, while a cheque of 300,000 and 200,000 was awarded to the second and third winner of the Mr. and Miss Obaruwa contestants, respectively.
Sydon J with his unique rap style also thrilled the audience to a moment of applause and dancing. It was indeed a night of Beauty, music, style, culture, and elegance.