5th November, 2010
AkanbiÂ HalimaÂ Modupe, 18, has emerged winner of the maiden edition of Miss OshodiÂ Beauty Contest. The pageant was organised by Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya a.k.a.Â MC Oluomo, Chairman, Oshodi branch of the National Union of Road Transport WorkersÂ (NURTW),Â Lagos State, South West Nigeria.
The new queen emerged among 16 other contestants who slugged it out recently at theÂ Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development Centre, Oshodi, amid pomp andÂ pageantry.
She was the toast of the guests who openly lauded her brilliance and carriage duringÂ the contest.
Akanbi was rewarded with a brand new Honda salon car courtesy of the sponsor andÂ cash prize of N100,000. She also received other monetary gifts from guests, who wereÂ impressed by her brilliant performance during the contest.
The first and second runners-up received N50,000 cash prize and a flat screen TV;Â N25,000 and a deep freezer respectively. Other contestants also receivedÂ variousÂ consolation prizes.
The pageant was organised as part of the annual event to precede the yearlyÂ OshodiÂ DayÂ celebration which was first organised nine years ago.
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