Winner of Miss Oyo 2020, Princess Aminat Adedoja Adeyemi said her emergence as the winner has nothing to do with her father’s influence as the Paramount Ruler.
Queen who was at the palace to show the revered monarch her prize said, ‘’I went for the contest on my own volition. In fact, my father the ALAAFIN was not even aware that I participated. Neither did I show up myself as a princess nor shed the toga of pride and arrogance as the daughter of a prominent monarch. I contested because I love challenges and my motivating force was Princess Folasade Adeyemi who encouraged and stood by me.
I thank God almighty and my father [Alaafin] for the solid upbringing to all his children. He [Alaafin] always tell us that there is dignity in labour and that we [his children] should not shed the toga of pride and arrogance anywhere we find ourselves because we have blue blood in our veins’’.
In his address, Oba Adeyemi lauded the contesters for their boldness and courage in participating at the contest regardless the misconceptions associated with beauty contests in the country.
He also commended the organizers, panel of Judges, the donor of a brand new car given the winner as star prize, Engineer Dotun Sanusi, and the proprietor of Ilaji Resorts located in Ibadan, as well as the winner’s mentor, Princess Folasade Adeyemi, for their uprightness, sense of devotion and commitment.
The brand new Camry Toyota vehicle was later blessed by the Royal Majesty, and photographs were also taken.
In attendance at the short event were some senior wives of the monarch, Ayaba Habibat, Ayaba Sulat, and Ayaba Mujidat.