Olutosin Araromi who was representing Taraba state in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) has narrated how she lost her mom so close to the pageant.
Araromi who is currently Nigeria’s representative in the Miss Universe pageant, took to her social media to pay tribute to her mother.
She narrated that after getting her dress fitted for MBGN, her mother was struck by a danfo.
Read what she wrote below:
I never thought in my life I would be writing this but with a very heavy devastated heart I’m here to inform everyone of the untimely passing of my sweet Mother Elizabeth.
My mother and I travelled back home to Lagos, Nigeria to pursue my lifelong dream of representing Nigeria on an international platform so I applied to compete for @silverbirdmbgn.
Unfortunately this past Friday evening when me and her were coming back from the mainland after wrapping up my final evening gown fitting disaster struck.
Our @uber@ubernigeria broke down on the 3rd mainland bridge-ojoo express. When we were trying to get to safety and get into our 2nd Uber a danfo bus veered off track and struck my mom.
The danfo bus didn’t stop it kept on driving. Thankfully by a Good Samaritan we were able to get my mom into a car and rushed to the hospital. After about 20-30 minutes of trying to resuscitate my mother the doctor announced that the injuries she sustained were fatal. My whole life changed in less than an hour. Those who are close to me know how close I was to my mother.
She was my friend, my mentor, my spiritual prayer partner, my motivation, my confidant, my everything. She sacrificed her life to help me pursue my dream. The marathon will continue…I will still compete in @silverbirdmbgn to honor my mom and her legacy.
And in the future I plan to start a foundation in her honor. Threw this hard time in my life I’ve learned that time with your loved ones should never be taking for granted. Love and cherish the people who truly support you in life. And God will give you strength through all of life’s burdens. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for me, reached out to me and donated towards my mom’s funeral.
Mommy I will make you proud I promise everything you taught me I will apply it to my life and teach my future children. I love you soo much ma, till we meet again in heaven, love you forever🙏🏾✨❤️(The go fund me link to donate to my mom’s funeral will be in my bio) #RIPmom#heavengainedanangel #iyaniwura #loveyou9/6/2019💔
Araromi wasn’t the only participant that experienced some tragedy before the MBGN competition as another contestant, Tamarabrakemi Tonwerigha, who represented Zamfara, also narrated how she suffered a burn before the MBGN camp.
She wrote on Social Media: “No one noticed, had to work extra hard and endured all the pain, it’s really been God, fell sick everyday cause of the burns, and had to go to the hospital everyday by 5am so i can come back and meet up with camp activities. Tnks everyone for your support, the past two weeks had been full of memories, experience and grace. So hot water pour on me a night to camp, and i’ve been keeping up. With all determination and grace. Off the do my things. Grace found me”
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