Beauty Queen


Oluwafunmilayo Akaka is an intelligent, astonishing, and beautiful lady who has been passionately following her dreams and doing the most to inspire her generation, older generation and of course the younger generation to pursue their dreams no matter the impediments on their way to success.

She is an aspiring beauty queen with a heart for philanthropy.


Growing up in Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria with her mum, Funmi had a very humble beginning helping her mum hawk food but always reading all sorts of books she laid her hands on- newspapers and magazines inclusive, which was how she discovered the world of beauty and fashion.

She has always dreamt of becoming a model as she believed she looked and walked like Naomi Campbell; but her dream was dashed when she had an accident which left her both physically and mentally scarred. She lost her confidence and let her dream to become a model and beauty queen die.

While serving her home country in the NYSC scheme, her passion for music, empowering young people and serving seniors blossomed and with that she gave back to her community in Nigeria, Halifax Nova Scotia, and now in Mississauga in those capacities.

Regaining her confidence

Currently, she has overcome her fears, built up her confidence and is running for the title of Mrs. Canada United World. Some of her reasons for competing in the internationally renowned pageant is so that believers like her can start changing the narrative that beauty contest is ungodly, ‘you can be true to God, yourself and your values and still contest in beauty pageants’, she said. Another reason is to give a voice to immigrant women and older women, that their dreams are valid regardless of background, age and scars. She also wants young people to believe in themselves and never lose their confidence no matter the situation they may have passed through or passing through.

Causes Olufunmilayo Akaka supports

When asked what causes she supports, Funmi mentioned that women empowerment (while also encouraging them to embrace their colour and beauty!), children empowerment and seniors care are causes she strongly supports. Which is why she started an initiative for bridging the generational gap between seniors and young people; and giving both worlds opportunities to benefit from one another.

Singing, reading, hiking, and networking is what she does when not working or volunteering.

Funmi Akaka

Follow Funmi on Instagram to know more about her work.

On-Air personality and Beauty Queen, Chinonso Ibinabo Opara, popularly known as @KimOprah is set to represent Nigeria, alongside other contestants from 90 countries across the globe, at the 47th edition of the Miss Intercontinental World Pageant taking place from the 7th to the 27th of January, 2019 at Prestigious Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines.

Chinonso was born in Lagos, Nigeria and holds a degree in psychology from the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers state.

According to her team, Chinonso has always loved beauty pageants and has partaken in four competitions both locally and internationally, representing Nigeria in Malaysia as Miss Tourism World in which she has come out as the first runner up in three of these and also as a Winner in one.

The 22-year-old Chinonso currently works for Spice TV as the host for Red Carpet special and All Access TV shows.

See her photos below.

Photo Credit: Anuel Modebe @anuelmodebe

Credit: Bella Naija

The Girl Power Empowerment/Girl Child campaign held in collaboration with 5090 Green ent. is an awareness campaign to save the girl child in Oyo state by ensuring their safety as well as to stop the crime against girl child especially female foeticide and gender inequality.

The campaign will feature a day visit to secondary schools,orphanage homes & markets to campaign against the preferential treatments of the girl child.

Survey in Oyo state shows that the girl child is discriminated from the earliest stages of life, through childhood and adulthood. In some areas in Ogbomosho, Oke eho, Oyo town and Saki have the highest percentage of boys outnumbering girls by 5 in every 60.

The reasons for the discrepancy includes; harmful attitudes and practices such as female genital mutilation, son preference – which results in female infanticide and prenatal sex selection, early marriage, violence against women, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, discrimination against girls in food allocation and other practices related to health and well-being.

The organizers aim to:

– Provide an environment conducive to the strengthening of the family, with a view to providing supportive and preventive measures which protect, respect and promote the potential of the girl child.

– Educate and encourage parents and caregivers to treat girls and boys equally and to ensure shared responsibilities between girls and boys in the family.

– Sensitize the girl child, parents, teachers and society on general health and nutrition by raising awareness on health dangers and problems connected with early pregnancies.

Campaign kicks off in the city of Ibadan in November 2018.

For support and partnership, contact: Robin- 07067499782, Tomi- 08104895320 or send an email to Oyostategirlpower@gmail.com

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