19 year old model, actress and show host, Miss Udeh Precious, beat stiff competition from 19 other contestants to emerge winner of the 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant.
Miss Udeh, who started modeling from the beginning of 2017, shone like a million stars to win the coveted crown.
Miss Debby Oduneye and Miss Iruka Lolade Madubulum Joy were also winners on the night as they emerged Sisi Oge Tourism and Sisi Oge Culture respectively. The contestants were judged on interpersonal skills, social graces, poise, etiquette, intelligence, entrepreneurial potentials, cultural awareness, leadership attributes and moral cores. The event featured a four out-fit segments covering ethnic representation, dinner, carnival and dance while there were performances by music artistes. It was indeed a night of colorful Cultural Displays, Exhibition, Mini Carnival, Music, Comedy, Dance, Cultural Pageant and Fashion Show as eminent personalities turned up for the event anchored by the trio, Toun Okewale Sonaiya Of WM FM, Supersport TV Presenter, Toyin Eleniyan and Dayo Israel. Among dignitaries who graced the night include Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Hajia Abbah Folawiyo, Chief Mrs. Nike Davies Okundaye, Princess (Dr) Toyin Kolade (Iyalaje), Secretary, South Korean Government, Naomi Liu, Delegates from the American, Belgium and France Embassy and eminent royal fathers. Others include Hajia Bisi Shuaibu, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, CEO of Five Star Music, E Money, Shina Peller, Mrs Funmi Ajila Ladipo, Dr Peter Obafemi, Engr Deji Doherty, Oscar Yao Doe, Professor Babatunde Babawale, Mrs Temilola Hamzat, Kunle Afolayan, Shola Sobowale, Mr. Charles Ifidon.
Some of the awardees of the Heritage Solutions Awards include Prof Tunde Babawale, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, Theo Lawson, Iyabo Abowaba, The Doherty Family, Tope Oshin, Sola Sobowale. Mr. Idris Aregbe, Chief Executive Officer of No 1 Heritage Solutions, organisers of the event, said the Annual Cultural Event was their own little way of promoting culture, fostering unity and aiding development, thus making the world a better
place. This platform, over the years, has become a unique feature of ‘My Heritage, My Pride’; a cultural event that showcases the African culture enmeshed in contemporary values and also opportunity for raising young cultural ambassadors.