About The Queen Moremi Ajasoro Initiative
From time, Yorùbá history has affirmed the central role of Queen Móremí Àjàsorò as symbol of generational preservation and saviour of historical ruin. Her exploration of delivering Yorùbá people against the atrocities of perpetual invaders in 12th century historical account is multi-layered and has overturned the conceptions of boundaries, exceeded and reconstructed them into new terrains that enable the sustainability of Yorùbá people, ancient traditional and values and also incorporate emergence of new identities. However, her legacies have not been given a well-versed global coordination, attention and documentation through various mechanisms.
For the past centuries, Queen Móremí Àjàsorò (QMA) legacies hasn’t been projected within the global cultural society and research world as central to the existence of Yorùbá nations globally. Her exploits, willingness to lay her life for the survival of her people, and other features are key driver and vital contributor to Yorùbá history and cultural existence. She stood against war crimes, fought against child trafficking, resisted killing and maiming of children, rape of women and the massacre of innocent souls. This she did not do for Ile-Ife alone, but for humanity. With or without academic and huge cultural acknowledgement, this position has continued to become the benchmark Yorùbá folklore.
Therefore the historical and legacies exploits of Queen Móremí Àjàsorò cannot depart from the eyes of global history as the recent exploits of His Imperial Majesty (HIM) to bring to the world cultural space are being watched and celebrated. The construction and creation of modern Queen Móremí Àjàsorò statue by His Imperial Majesty which is regarded today as the third tallest in Africa is a testament to her legacy being kept alive. This historical and iconic statue integrates once more the indelible landmark of Queen Moremi legacies as knowledge of cultural and history into a celebration and reminiscence in our hearts.
Background: The birth of QMA International
In celebrating and upholding the legacies of great foremother of Yorùbá, Queen Móremí Àjàsorò, the vision is of cultural construction and implementation of various global initiatives with twist for the Yorùbá culture in cultivating a new outlook and economic development which will attract global audience.
Queen Moremi cultural and historical materials are rich in resources. This projection therefore requires a new direction of Queen Moremi legacies preservation and its transformation from its present state to global cultural environment. In the light of this aforementioned, the project serves serve as reincarnation of the 12th century historical thematic virtues of Queen Móremí Àjàsorò whose indelible and heroic legacies will continue to endure in the chronicles of both Yorùbá and world histories.
The Initiatives: QMA International & QMA Nigeria Beauty Celebrations
Coming soon on an international platform, young black women globally whose applications have been accepted to enter into QMA International beauty celebration contest will have the opportunity to gather at the QMA headquarters in the United Kingdom for 2 weeks to compete favourably for the QMA International. The competitions would expect the contest to be able to demonstrate the virtues of Queen Móremí Àjàsorò by demonstrating the natural beauty, intellectual and entrepreneurial acumen. Only one winner will be officially crowned as, “Queen Móremí International” by His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (OJAJA II), in a glittering, red carpet event with all pumps and pageantry that will stand out as a most sizzling evening in Ilé-Ifè-the cradle of Yorùbá race.Queen Móremí Àjàsorò Nigeria is the national version of Queen Móremí International it is its 2nd year with a focus mainly for Nigerian young women.The modus operandi is the same as the QMA international structure. It will equally be an annual event for young women of 18-25 years old.The 2nd edition of QMA Nigeria will be taking place this October, click to sign up for the contest or to find out more on collaboration and partnership opportunities, contact us.