Olatunji Olamide Balikis, a graduate of Biochemistry from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, has clinched the Miss Oodua 2015 Beauty Pageant.
Balikis beat 19 other contestants, including Adenuga Bukola, who emerged first runner-up and Olaleye Rofiat Aderinsola, the second runner-up.
￼￼Chief promoter, Olokun Festival Foundation, Chief Gani Adams said Miss Oodua Beauty Pageant is designed to project Oodua’s cultural values. He urged young people to embrace the culture of their forefathers and parents to ensure their wards are well grounded in African culture.
Aderonke Arigbabuwo, Miss Oodua 2014 said: “I have many reasons to thank God for my life because He has ordered my steps and I had the privilege of meeting people and touching the lives of young people.
Arigbabuwo also admonished Balikis to make her reign worthwhile by being prayerful, kind, patient, understandable and proactive.
Responding, the new Queen promised that her reign will impact positively on the lives of people.