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  • Kolade Malik and Obatowon Victoria

Oyefeso Toluwani, a ND 1 student of Mass Communication, got crowned as Miss Olori during the grand finale of the 2019 edition of Olori Week held on Friday, 6th September, 2019 at the Assembly Hall, North Campus of the Institution.

The Olori Week 2019 which started on Monday, 2nd September, 2019 with rally saw residents of the Hall trooped out in mass, walking the road of the North Campus in drums and trumpets to show their excitation in commemoration of the week.

The 2019 edition which also featured Trade Fare, organized in front of the Hall of Residence, gave out opportunities to the students and traders in the Hall to advertise their goods, as well as render services at cheaper rates.

The grand finale which featured the Beauty Pageant contest saw the emergence of Oyefeso Toluwani as the winner of the contest and the bearer of the Crown, Miss Olori.

Miss Toluwani emergence as Miss Olori generated several controversies from the participants, audiences and the public, many trolling the judge to be biased, unfair, and nontransparent as a result of no judgement guidelines, and as such, Miss Toluwani was not worthy of the Crown.

One of the audiences, a hairstylist during the Trade Fare, fumed about the process of the contest, she said, “the winner didn’t answer all the questions placed before her, her attire was not as expected, and the whole process of the contest seemed unfair.”

In her interview with PRESS COUNCIL concerning the controversies surrounding her emergence as Miss Olori, Miss Oyefeso Toluwani said, “though I was unable to answer all the questions thrown at me, and the same thing went for the other participants, but all I knew was I tried my best to answer the questions.”

She furthered, “it has always been the norms for people to give their opinions on or be unsatisfied about something, and most especially, criticize the process of a contest. I just see it as that people are unsatisfied about it. I know I tried my best and my best earned me the crown.”

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