Oba Ogunwusi the Ooni of Ife has just appointed Princess Ronke Ademiluyi as the brand ambassador of the Moremi Ajasoro Legacy .
Ronke , the founder of Africa Fashion Week, London and Nigeria, was appointed in recognition of her efforts in promoting the largest international gathering that celebrated African fashion
According to Ojaja II, this appointment makes Ademiluyi, who has been at the forefront of promoting African culture, the official representative of Moremi, the African Heroine.
He disclosed that the responsibility empowered on her, was to develop sustainable avenues that would boost legacies of Queen Moremi.
“The African promoter’s responsibility is to seek strategic partnerships and collaborations and also generate and design activation’s that will promote and sustain the iconic Legacies of Moremi.
” We need to reawaken the legacy of the impact of the traditional icon which was trying to go into extinction if not salvaged, ” he said.
Oba Ogunwusi noted that Queen Moremi remained an indelible new dawn of great awakening for the development of Yorùbá culture.
Ademiluyi added that the appointment had tasked her to set out a roadmap on how this vision would be delivered and also build passions of amazing heroism.
She noted that the statute of Queen Moremi was currently, the third tallest in Africa.
Ademiluyi, who is also a lawyer noted that promoting African culture and Yorùbá in particular through fashion dispensed Africa originality and creativity to global stage.
She however, said that her initiative as Ambassador of Queen Móremí was a relaunch of second edition of Moremi beauty pageant as the “Queen Móremí International”,
“In actualisation of this great commission which His Imperial Majesty has entrusted to me, I’m resolved to bring together an array of stakeholders globally to support the preservation of Queen Móremí.
“I will protect Queen Móremí’s 12th century iconic legacy as a contemporary torch bearer of Yorùbá culture and heritage globally,” she said.
She said that Queen Moremi pageant, launched in October 2016 in ile ife, produced Blessing Animasahun as the maiden queen who is the cultural aid to the Ooni both locally and internationally.
She said that the second contest will be holding in October in ile ife which will be her first task as the ambassador of Queen Moremi.
Ademiluyi noted that the queen becomes the new amazon of Queen Moremi for her great courage, boldness and sacrifice which she did for her people in her lifetime.
” The indelible and heroic legacies of Queen Moremi will continue to endure in the chronicles of both Yorùbá and world histories.
Ademiluyi said she would bring up initiatives towards the age-long sustenance of Queen Móremí legacies, who females should emulate her bravery.
she also said that women needed to make themselves available for challenging roles in modern society, adding that Moremi’s personality remained unique in the World and would continue to remain an important point of reference.
Moremi Ajasoro was a brave and pretty queen, who in order to solve the problems facing her people, offered anything she had to give in sacrifice to the spirit of Esimirin river so as to discover the strength of the enemies of Oodua race.
She was a heroine, who liberated the people of Oodua land from faceless invaders who sought to enslave them.