Omolara Omojola, a 24-year-old Ekiti candidate in the 2023 Queen of Peace Nigeria International Pageant, was named Queen of Peace Nigeria.
Omojola, a tourism and hospitality management graduate of Ekiti State University, was anointed the new queen on Friday night in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
She defeated 12 other contenders to become the ultimate winner of the Messengers of Peace Foundation’s Queen of Peace Nigeria 2023.
Contestants for the pageant were chosen from the country’s six geopolitical zones, and ten were crowned at the grand finale.
Miss Ella Eze of Enugu State was named Queen of Peace International, Miss Hope Ameh of Messengers of Peace Foundation, and Miss Esther Asuquo of Queen of Peace Teen.
Miss Maureen Onogu, Queen of Peace North Central; Miss Mary Ukor, Queen of Peace North West; Miss Gloria Kongvong, Queen of Peace North East; and Miss Favour Chukwu, Queen of Peace South East are the other winners.
Miss Oluwaseun Fatoba, Queen of Peace South-West, and Miss Regina Ochuole, Queen of Peace South-South are among the others.
The National President, Messenger of Peace, Dr Suleiman Adejoh, stated in his remarks that the yearly event was designed to promote peaceful coexistence via pageantry.
According to Adejoh, the contestants were required to go through peace mentoring and learn how to promote peaceful coexistence in the country.
“The main goal is to work for the promotion of peace throughout the country, regardless of tribe, gender, or religion.”
“The Queens will represent the country’s six geopolitical zones, while the lead Queen will be responsible for promoting peace in Nigeria and the International Queen will be responsible for promoting peace through Nigerians living abroad,” he explained.
The new Queen of Peace Nigeria told NAN on the sidelines after the queens took their oaths of office that she was grateful to God and the organisers for her triumph.
“I intend to work tirelessly with agencies and stakeholders interested in promoting peace in the country to educate Nigerians on the importance of peaceful coexistence,” Omojola stated.
According to NAN, comedians, music performers, and other entertainers from the FCT and abroad delighted spectators on the night of the concert.