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2016 Contestants

Culture Night Contestants 2k16

Mr. Edo State

Mr. Edo State

 

Osayame Uzamere

 

Hello my name is Osayame Oghogho Uzamere. I am 19 years old & i am third year accounting student at The State University of New York at Plattsburgh. I was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Queens, NY. In my spare time, I sew/fashion design & I am heavily involved in my church’s choir. I always say, Nigeria is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. In all that I did I find inspiration in the country I call home, Nigeria. This is why being Mr. Nigerian independence means so much to me. It is not all about being able to say that I won. It is more about what I will now be able to do more for my country, who has done so much for me, subconsciously. Nigeria lives in me, God bless Nigeria.

Mr. Ekiti State

Mr. Ekiti State

 

Stephen Ojo

 

Hey! My name is Stephen Oluwamayowa Ojo I am 19 years old and I was born in Lagos, Nigeria but my family is from Ekiti. I consider myself a hyperactive person I am interested in a lot of sports- soccer, track, basketball, table tennis and volleyball. I also play instruments- drums sets and the talking drum.I am in a dance group called the A.V.O ( Africa’s Very Own ) Boys. Dance is my favorite hobby of all because when I dance, I feel alive and on top of everything dance is something I have full control of. Well this is all there is to know about me, Let’s have a great pageant competition.

Mr. Lagos State

Mr. Lagos State

 

Oluwafemi Olasokan

 

My name is Oluwafemi Oluwagbotemi Olasokan.    I was born and raise in Mile 2 estates, where I lived with my 3 sisters and aunty, I later realized that there are too many girls in this house so I moved to my aunty where I was able to toughen up. I As an Nigerian man I believe its my due diligence to give back to Africa the land that raised me and instilled in me morals that seem near innate. Winning this pageant will make that vision a reality.

Ms. Lagos State

Ms. Lagos State

 

Zainab Shittu

 

My name is Zainab Abisola Shittu and I am 21 years old. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I am currently a senior at SUNY Old Westbury studying Public health and Social Work. I find joy in working with children and making them happy. I always see it as my duty to ensure that children around me are being treated well, enjoying their lives, and educating them on becoming great individuals.  My favorite hobbies are dancing and hair styling. I am also the current president of my organization on campus called Glamazon; a fashion based club that focuses on educating people about fashion in different cultures as well as the business world.

Ms. Ogun State

Ms. Ogun State

 

Calvary Oyeleye

 

I am Calvary Oyeleye! I am twenty-one years young, born in Abeokuta  and raised in the United States. Omo Yoruba ní mí ! I am the eldest of my two siblings and a leader within my church community. I am currently a college student with goals to one day become a consular officer. I have a passion for the arts that is singing and acting. I enjoy community service and giving back, I pray to be blessed enough to give back abundantly one day. The words I live by are: Jeremiah 29:11 these remind me that humble beginnings will by the grace of God have divine endings.

Ms. Sagamu City of Osun State

Ms. Sagamu City of Osun State

 

Mutiat Soyemi

 

 

M y name is Mutiat Soyemi, but people call me Muti. I was born and raised in Nigeria, the last child of the family. I attend New York City College of Technology. I am a very outgoing person; I like to have fun and dance. My ambition is to be a successful strong woman so that I would be able to inspire people and promote education amongst the youth. My goal after this pageant is to create a central library in Nigeria in order to be able to promote vocational education for the teen.

 Ms. Oyo State

Ms. Oyo State

 

Eunice Adelani

 

” My name is Eunice “Ronke” Adelani. I am twenty-one years old. I currently attend the College of Staten Island. My major is Nutrition & Exercise Science. I hope to be a Physical Therapist for professional athletes. My hobbies include practicing makeup, tying gele (head tie), and staying involved in church activities. Favorite memory verse is 1 Corinthians 16: 13-14 – Be on your guard; stand firm in your faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. ”

Ms. Osun State

Ms. Osun State

 

Abiola Oladitan

 

My name is Abiola Temiloluwa Oladitan and I am a 20-year-old God fearing Nigerian that was born and raised here in NYC. Even though I wasn’t born in Nigeria, I have never shied away from knowing and learning about my culture. As the oldest of four and owner of the Sis Ekos Dance Team, I believe I contain many characteristics of being a great leader. I am currently pursing a career in pharmacy at The University at Buffalo.

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