Miss Nigeria Florida visits home
While in Lagos, the present cultural queen relayed and compared her experience in Nigeria as a child before and how staying abroad changed her life. She also noted the struggle she had to go through in order to maintain the Nigerian culture. “Nigeria has a lot to offer both abroad and in the country, and this is an opportunity for those who happen to be far from home to show that they still identify with Nigeria and its culture. I represent Nigerian culture completely, so with this opportunity my reach has been widened because now people will not only hear of Nigeria but also see what we are made of,” Ajimatanrareje explained.
The Miss Nigeria Pageant has grown from a small event to one that continues to celebrate the beauty of the Nigerian culture and women. The 2012 event attracted numerous attendees and allowed Nigerians living in Florida the opportunity to celebrate their rich culture while abroad.
According to Murphy Folorunsho, founder and director of the Miss Nigeria Florida Pageant: “This is a cultural pageant that seeks to maintain the beautiful Nigerian culture. It was founded in 2009 and my vision for creating the pageant is to restore and retain the African culture abroad, mostly through the Nigerian fabric. Last year, we had the opportunity to invite Patience Ozokwor, aka Mama G, and this thrilled the audience, Africans and Americans alike, with colourful display of the Nigerian print. The current cultural queen, Ayoyemi Ajimatanrareje, also impressed the judges with her presentation of the Nigerian culture at its best which greatly influenced her winning.”
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