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All You Need to Know about Lola Adeoye, the Miss Nigeria USA 2016 Winner + Stylish Photos from the Beauty Pageant

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Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade & Founder, Miss Nigeria USA Organization, Joy Ikedinma

Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade & Founder, Miss Nigeria USA Organization, Joy Ikedinma

Yesterday we brought you the scoop that Lola Adeoye, representing Ekiti State, was crowned as Miss Nigeria USA 2016 at the beauty pageant which held over the weekend.

Click here if you missed it.

For the competition, the finalists competed in the Traditional Outfit, Swim Wear, Talent Display, Evening Gowns and Platform Presentation categories.

The judges were Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade, DPiper Twins, Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair, celebrity stylists Kanayo Ebi and Moses “Moashy” Ebite, Hana Unis, A.J Ross of ABC 7 News and Essence Magazine’s Charrea Jackson.

Miss Ekiti, Lola Adeoye  beat out the 18 contestants to emerge winner of Miss Nigeria USA 2016. She was crowned by the outgoing queen Olutosin Araromi (Miss Nigeria USA 2015).

Meet the New Queen

Lola Abeni Adeoye is a 2014 alumna of the School of Communications, Howard University. Immediately following graduation, Lola entered Howard University School of Law, where she’s currently a 3rd year JD/MBA student.

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At Law School, Lola has the pleasure of serving as the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Students Association and Graduate Student Assembly Secretary. She has had the pleasure of taking several intellectual property related courses which has solidified her interest in becoming an Entertainment Attorney. This past semester, she was honored to be a Student Attorney in the Intellectual Property and Trademark Clinic at the Howard Law Clinical Center, which gave her the experience needed to be selected as an intern in Viacom’s Business and Legal Affairs Department for BET Networks this summer. Outside Law School, Lola loves to serve her community through various avenues, including her church home Graceland Bible Faith and her beloved sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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As Miss Nigeria USA 2016, Lola’s year of service will focus on her platform- Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention; an issue dear to her heart.

This platform aims to expand the Nigerian Suicide Prevention Initiative from Abuja into the remaining 35 states in Nigeria and to also lobby the Nigerian government to review and update the Mental Health Act which has not been reviewed since 1959! She hopes that through this, the stigma of Mental Health in Nigeria will be broken and Mental Health issues would be taken more seriously.

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The two-day pageant finale started with the Miss Nigeria USA Charity Gala/Fund Raising Dinner on May 27th, 2016 at the John Jay Hall in Midtown Manhattan. The goal was to raise money for the Miss Nigeria USA Scholarship program in Nigeria. The girls also presented their individual platforms/pet projects to the judges and guests.

See photos from the Charity Gala below.

 Joy Ikedinma

Joy Ikedinma

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Photo Credit: www.facebook.com/MissNigeriaUsa

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21 Comments

  1. tess

    June 1, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Hmmm…odinma

  2. Oloye

    June 1, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Congrats Lola. Beauty and Brain!

    • Prince

      December 27, 2016 at 2:16 am

      Which beauty? You need glasses!!

    • Rashida

      March 8, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      You must be blinded by your Western programming. Open your mind’s eyes to see true beauty., and free yourself from your vision-robbed mind.

  3. Temilade

    June 1, 2016 at 8:05 am

    pls is there a state like Abuja State.This should be put into consideration for the next edition.Thanks

  4. Mizzy

    June 1, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Abuja state???????? pretty girls

  5. Jo!

    June 1, 2016 at 8:42 am

    TF????????????????????????????????????????

  6. bodunade

    June 1, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Beautiful yes.

  7. ada

    June 1, 2016 at 8:58 am

    This just shows that beauty is not just physical but also incldes brains!

  8. Joyce

    June 1, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Very good,brain must also count for something,it will help the young ladies to develop their life in a positive way,rather than waiting on their looks to open doors for them.

  9. bignaijababe

    June 1, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Abuja State indeed!!!!

  10. keke driver

    June 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Hmmmm who’s that tall dark yummy guy…omg

  11. MrsOfoegbu

    June 1, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Joy girl, we see yaa. Thumbs up. Started from Adanma Okpara (Hostel C ABSU) now you’re here. You mada it Ma-ma 🙂

  12. Tosin

    June 1, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Ekiti Kete!!!

    omo!

  13. lollly

    June 1, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Anambara state?? really??

  14. Audrey

    June 1, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Excuse me oh. eheh! clears throat. The thing showing in front of the tall chocolatey gentleman is it a case of improper dressing or a certain kind of excitement? Ahem!

  15. jennietobbie

    June 1, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Joy…Good job!!!!

  16. MC

    June 1, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Nothing against weaves, but I find it really strange when everyday has a weave in!
    She probably won because she was the only one (it appears) without .
    Stood out straight away!

  17. Nne

    June 1, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Aunty on yellow “spaghetti” top….please where is ya braaaa?????

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