Lola Adeoye was crowned the 2016 Miss Nigeria USA over the weekend. Yes! we have a beauty queen.
Lola Adeoye representing Ekiti State was crowned by the outgoing queen Olutosin Araromi (Miss Nigeria USA 2015). In the finals, Lola had to battle it out with 18 other contestant in different competition.
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.
The judges of Of The 2016 Miss Nigeria USA were Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade, DPiper Twins, stylists Kanayo Ebi and Moses “Moashy” Ebite, Hana Unis, Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair, A.J Ross of ABC 7 News and Essence Magazine’s Charrea Jackson.
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