Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Taiwo Saidat Amusa
The true cost of a lady’s beauty never shows up on a balance sheet. Spare a thought for this. It is there in the ledger: the bags the jewelleries, the dress, the make-up… and many accessories that make her beautiful. But what seems forgotten on paper is the income from being beautiful, especially pageants.

Taiwo Saidat Amusa, a final year student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Osun State, is set for one: Miss Motor International. An unusual pageant at that.She craves your support in her current venture — to be winner of the pageant holding in Italy on September 6. She is banking on Nigerians, by way of voting and sponsorship, to excel at the contest.

Amusa, who is currently Miss Motor Nigeria, says with aplomb, she has all it takes to win the competition having garnered experiences from previous competitions.

With a hope strung together like beads, Amusa is begging Nigerians to vote for her on facebook via Miss Motor International or log on to
www. missmotorinternational.com.

“I’m not just going alone, we are going together,” she says.

Drawing allusion from the African proverb that says a broom can be easily broken, while a bunch cannot, she says, a lovely grin on her face, “I cannot do this alone without people’s support, so, I want them to join hands to show love and care by voting massively for me.”

The Imota, Lagos State-born lady says she’s carrying the hope of Nigerians on her gentle, sleigh shoulders, pleads, “we are coming out together to stand out for Nigeria This is an opportunity for me to stand out as an international model that can encourage others.”

She’s also confident that after the competition, she will come back home to promote safety on wheels. She is equally interested in encouraging and further creating awareness on the new traffic laws and signs created by the governor of Lagos State, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola.

The beau strongly believes that there are so many things people don’t understand when they are on the road, hence pedestrians and motorists need to be educated further in order to prevent further death. “The only thing that can rescue anyone in this life is patience.”

On how she became Nigeria’s representative, Amusa, who is the first of her parents’ six children, says, Miss Evenly Egbe, who directs activities for the Miss Motors Nigeria contest, sent her pictures to Italy, which was immediately accepted.

She says, “with all these experiences I’ve gathered in beauty pageants, coupled with life on the runway, especially fashion shows such as City People Ankara Fashion Show, Red Line, Needle Craft Fashion, I know I can win Miss Motor International.”

IN the course of her young life, Amusa has been a winner all day. As a student, she was crowned Miss LAUTECH. She’s also been Miss University, Glo Rock n’ Rule concert queen and many others.

More than all these, she is a combination of beauty and brains. She knows her way around. 

Miss Motors Pageant

Amusa says her passion for life on the runway started when she was 10. But, her parents, who felt she must first get educated before thinking of catwalk, discouraged her. However, by 2005, she decided to wake-up her modeling career. She broke out of her shell.

“I started doing some runway jobs,” she says. “I stopped in 2007, when I was admitted to study computer science and engineering at LAUTECH.”

Looking back, she says with a brittle laugh, “I used my first two years to consolidate on my academic pursuit and lay a good foundation in my studies. In my third year, I resumed,” 

With unlimited talent and beauty she capitalised on an open opportunity that knocked on her door. “I contested for the Miss LAUTECH 2010 pageant and emerged winner, eventually,” Amusa enthuses.

This gave her another opportunity to represent her school in the Miss University Pageant, which held in Benue State where the First Lady of the state hosted contestants representing all the universities.

Winning that competition gave her the courage to continue, believing that the sky is now her beginning.

Pregnant with ambition, in 2011, she took part in Glo Rock n’ Rule beauty pageant and she was selected both at the Ilorin and Ibadan auditions where she rapped and danced respectively.

“The pageant boosted my confidence,” she says. “Before, I couldn’t imagine myself facing such a large crowd.”

She contested for Miss Olokun and was one of the first eight contestants in the pageant. In November 2011, she again contested for Miss Ikorodu Oga and was crowned as the queen. By December, same year, she had contested for Miss Sisi Eko.

Her three attempts at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant have not been successful, “notwithstanding, they’ve all been fun for me because the contests have built my confidence,” she says.  “At the Glo Rock n’ Rule, I went through lot of screening, where our mannerism, attitude, and all that, were tested, and I emerged one of the zonal winners.”
So lets get ready to stand behind Taiwo Sadiat Amusan as she goes to bring back the Miss Motors crown.


The last time we heard about him was when he was making his exit from MNET'S Doctor's Quaters. That was several years back and since then Nollywood directing legend Jimi Odumosu is making his way back into the movie industry with what promises to be a blockbuster. "MY FATHER'S HOUSE" 
From what we have been able to glean the lead character is a boy between 12-14 years.
The director of THE MOURNING AFTER is holding an open casting call at AGIDINGBI GRAMMAR SCHOOL Agdingbi Ikeja on 6th and 7th September 2012. Those who are interested in the casting call are advised to get to the venue on time. The movie we hear is a horror movie.

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