History was made penultimate Thursday, 4th July 2013 as beautiful Omosowoeni Faderera of the Faculty of Education was crowned Miss LASU 2013. Omosowoeni emerged winner of the keenly contested beauty pageant alongside 15 contestants. With her victory, she is the institution`s ambassador for the year 2013/ 2914 and entitled to a brand new car as a gift. Other lucky winners are the 1st runner up, Princess Analo Inibokun of the department of Bio-chemistry, 2nd runner- up is Ilechukwu Theadore from Theater Arts & Music while the 3rd runner- up is Obasuyi Franssca of the same department as Ilechukwu.
The newly crowned beauty queen promised to represent LASU positively. She said: “I will rebrand LASU and embark on a few projects for the institution. However I have so many thoughts for good. They will be uploaded in due seasons.”
The event was held at the main Auditorium of the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos and almost saw the entrance of the hall torn from its hinges with students who wanted to catch a glimpse of the pageantry. The security men had a tough day trying to stop hundreds of students who wanted to gain entrance but could not pay the N500 gate fees. Several attempts to break into the hall were foiled until they broke the glasses on the doors and window which left many of them with bruises. Another report that got to E24-7 MAGAZINE was that the Social Director of LASU, Akin Damilola was rushed to a nearby hospital as a result of injuries he suffered while trying to prevent the encroaching students from entering the hall.
Meanwhile the organizers of the event, Olaniyan Martins Adeyemo, CEO , MLK Events & Promotions said his desire was to use the show to bring the town to gown, share in the better side of LASU`s campus life.
Some of the representatives of the corporate sponsors also spoke to our correspondent on why they took part in Miss LASU 2013:
Adewale Abimbola of Hardcore Energy Drink; “We decided to sponsor this event because it will give us the opportunity to create awareness for our product before the students. Though we are new in the market we deemed it fit to be here to refresh the people.”
Sofaz Sonar Joseph, Promotional Manager, Tecno Nigeria; “We see that students are one of our most important audiences that we have to reach. This is because they are always involved in high and new technology. That is why we want to provide our new technology at Lagos State University so it will be easy for them to process information from the internet.”
For Funke Folarin, UB Product Manager, “We believe students are our tomorrow`s leaders. So we want to build with them a good confidence so that we can look up to them in the future. You know our hair product that is being showcased today has to do with women and beauty pageants. They can`t do without relaxing their hair and we have so much confidence in our product for them.”