The much awaited face of Beauty and Bride has come, queens have been crowned and Ondo State, Nigeria will not forget the memories in a short time.
it has been a long time preparing for the grand finale, from the registration stage, to the camping and of course, the main event that welcomed over 700 guest to the International Events and Cultural Center, (Dome) Akure, Ondo State.
The contestants had earlier spent 5 days in the camp with the aim of preparing them for the grand finale and also monitor the preparedness of each contestants to vye for the top crown.
The Grand finale kicked off exactly 4pm after session of red carpet activities had kept guest busy just by the entrance of the venue.
Giving more colour to the event was the Introduction of Industry Awards, an award that seek to appreciate businesses or individuals that have been so outstanding.
Amongst the winners of these Awards are Events by Johjams, CSI Media, lydrol photography, Toyosi Ayeleso, HTML foods, Dj Santi, Olayinka Michael and many others.
For their different contribution to society and special feat they have achieved, some notable individuals were also given awards. Some of the awardees includes the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Catherine Oladunni Odu as pathfinder of the year for being the first female SSG of the state. Rev. Mrs Funke Fellix-Adejumo as female humanitarian of the year and Mr Segun Adetuwo (Showboy) as male humanitarian of the year.
Mrs Kehinde Okorafor receives the Advocacy award, The Erelu of Ifetedo Kingdom, Chief Mrs Olajumoke Awodeyi received the purple award. Hon. Commisioner of Youths and Sports in Oyo State, The Seun Fakorede was awarded the leadership award for being the youngest commissioner ever in the country.
The Highlight of the event was on Sergent Bode Olubaka as he received the unsung hero award of the year. He is well known for his dancing steps while passing traffic in Akure, Ondo State.
Mrs Olayinka Michael of Psquare events and Mr Oliora Henry Obiamaka of Heavy Brother Food Options received the woman and man of the year award respectively.
The award presentation was made inline with the pageant Grand finale as different contestants engage in different kinds of pageantry activities.
Miss Sapphire, Bunmi Babalola emerged winner of the face of Beauty and Bride 2021 with Miss Sunstone, Tomilola Ademoyo crowned as the most Photogenic.
Other Winners include Miss Peridot, Temitope Olaniyi as 1st Runner up, Miss Agate, Rachael Adesanoye as 2nd runner up while Miss Tanzanite, Ajibola Akindele emerged Miss Creative even as Miss Beryl, Peace Ojagbohunmi went home as the MIss Popularity.
Speaking at the event during the closing remark, the Convener of the face of Beauty and Bride, Mrs Francisca Ogunlade celebrated the girls stating that they are all winners, she appreciated the guest that came around to see the new height of pageantry in South West Nigeria while also appreciating the support of sponsors and partners.
The face of Beauty and Bride 2021 is a maiden edition of an event which has greatly been influenced by a blueprint that has consistently been developed on and more is expected to come after this edition. The 2022 edition is expected to be greater and the anticipation starts now!!
Beauty and Bride Nigeria Exhibition is scheduled to hold on October 17, 2021.