Mrs World 2020, Caroline Jurie, has stepped down from the title after an onstage fracas with the Mrs Sri Lanka pageant winner, Da Silva, on Sunday.
The Beauty Queen snatched the crown off her successor after announcing she was not qualified for the win because she was divorced.
“As for the Mrs World competition, there is a rule that you have to be married and not divorced. So, I’m taking my first step saying that the crown goes to the first runner-up,” Jurie said at the televised event.
Da Silva, who later received the crown on Tuesday, said in a Facebook post that being apart from her husband was different from being divorced. She dared anybody claiming she was divorced to produce her divorce script.
On Thursday, police spokesman, Ajith Rohana, told the BBC that Jurie and model, Chula Padmendra, were arrested on “charges of simple hurt and criminal cause” related to the crowning ceremony incident.
In a video posted on her Instagram account to address the issue, Jurie said the reason for her action was to push for a fair stage where rules and regulations were equal to all.
Speaking on the purpose of the pageant, she noted that even though the pageant was not to discriminate against divorced women or women separated from their husbands, the purpose was to “celebrate all women who are married and still strive to conquer that dream, along with the commitment and responsibilities of a married woman.”
She went on to say she would provide support to the new queen who would be competing at the 2021 Mrs World pageant, to ensure she can compete on a fair playing ground.
She ended her speech by saying, “I believe that if we have to lose something so that we can give another woman an opportunity to compete on a stage with a purpose that is equal and fair to all, then we must take a stand. I will always stand for fair and equal opportunity. I am now ready to hand over the crown.”
While Jurie and Chula are expected to appear in court on April 19, Da Silva has said she is ready to drop charges if a public apology is tendered to her.
Speaking with reporters outside a police station in Columbo on Thursday, Da Silva said, “I tried to end this out of court, but she has refused. I can forgive but I cannot forget.”
Gulder Ultimate Search 2021 Unveiled Toke Makinwa unveiled as anchor (Video)
Viral video logger and top-notch Rhythm 93.7 Nigerian Radio presenter, Toke Makinwa has been unveiled as the anchor for the 2021 Gulder Ultimate Search edition.
WHO IS TOKE MAKINWA?
Toke Makinwa was born on 3 November 1984, Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian radio personality, video logger, lifestyle entrepreneur and author.Toke is known for hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and for her YouTube video log series Toke Moments. Toke Makinwa released her book titled Becoming in November 2016. She is one of the top 5 African female show hosts.
AWARDS OF TOKE MAKINWA?
At 2013 she won Outstanding Female Presenter of the Year under Nigerian Broadcasters Award.
At 2017 Toke Makinwa won duo award, Style Influencer of the Year under Glitz Awards and thereafter won Most Influential Young Nigerian in Media under Avance Media.
At 2018 Toke Makinwa won 100 Most Influential Young Africans under African Youth Award.
At 2021 Toke Makinwa grab Most Searched Media Personality under Honours.
Credits to Wikipedia.
Gulder Ultimate Search 2021 Edition unveiled her after the show announced its return after years of break, with a revamped theme for this year’s edition theme ‘The Age of Craftmanship.’
Taking her excitement to social media Toke Makinwa shared a video confirming the video logger as the anchor for this year’s Gulder Ultimate Search show, Toke Makinwa wrote the following;
“Check on my haters … TM season is fully on and activated. See you at GUS.”
Below is the unveiling video of Toke Makinwa in the 2021 Gulder Ultimate Search edition.
“I’m Honoured to have Shared Stage with Davido Nd Flavour” – Tystringz
Oretayo Fatokun goes as Tystringz has recounted that sharing the stage with two of Nigeria’s biggest entertainers, Davido and Flavour is a great honour to him. This feature comes within his first year as a professional musician.
Following the success of his debut single, Shalaye, the Texas, United States-based singer got a rare opportunity to open for the two acts at separate gigs in his city. Tystringz has continued to impress with his music, using it as a tool to connect with a vast multi-racial audience in the United States and beyond.
Speaking about the experience, he made known that, “I have been opportune to have opened for artists such as Davido and flavour the same year as my debut. They were both great opportunities for me and also because both of these happened a couple of months into my debut this year, I see it as an awesome opportunity from a fledgling experience for me. To share the stage with such artists of such experiences was definitely an inundating and overwhelming experience. I hope to continue to get more opportunities and continue showcasing my music to the world.”
The singer is riding on the wave of his exciting debut song, Shalaye which has been earning rave reviews. According to Tystringz, Shalaye is a song that took a long time to come. He explains, it is “a song I wrote with a melody that has resonated in my mind for a long but I never wrote any song in the past to portray it.
So during the lockdown in 2020, I decided to pick my guitar up like I have done several times over the years. I created a fusion of music, lyrics and sounds to express a period of time that I have felt in love, happy, free and blending all of that emotion with my music eclecticism and versatility.”
From his formative years, the singer has been shaped by different cultures. Born by a father who hails from Oyo State and an Ebira mother from Kogi, Tystringz grew up in Sango-Otta, Ogun State.
He began his Primary education at King Solomon Academy, Sango-Ota, a school owned by his Grandparents. After, he proceeded to Ambassadors College and later went to study Computer Science at Covenant University, Otta where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in 2013. Still motivated, he went to pursue his Masters Degree in Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago in 2015 and graduated in May 2016.
Tystringz who describes his music as Afrofusion also reveals plans for next year to drop his first body of work, an EP that represents his Afrofusion ambitions. Among his favourite dream collaborations are Tems, Show Dem Camp, Zinolesky, Wizkid.
“Everything Buhari Touches” – Reno Omokri React to the Defeat of Anthony Joshua
Reno Omokri has reacted to Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua losing his championship belts to Oleksandr Usyk in a fight that took place at London, the United Kingdom on Saturday night, September 25.
The undefeated Ukrainian, Oleksandr Usyk broke the odds that were largely in Anthony Joshua’s favour and took over Joshua’s IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles.
Reacting to this development, Reno Omokri former Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan posted a photo of Anthony Joshua with his heavyweight belts posing beside President Buhari in January 2020 and wrote;
”Everything Buhari touches…!”
Recall that somewhere around January 2020 Anthony Joshua paid a visit to President Buhari where he flaunt his title-ship belt with him.