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It was a weeklong of activities from the 22nd of April to 29th April as the South African consulate in Lagos hosted the maiden edition of South Africa week Lagos 2023.
The opening ceremony took place at the exquisite terraform bar and restaurant in Lekki, Lagos that had notable personalities from both the public and private sector in attendance. In the Consular General Dr Bobby Moroe’s opening remarks he reiterated the cordial relationship Nigeria has enjoyed with South Africa for so many years and is committed to foster and strengthen ties with both countries.
The Cross River State contingent led by Mr. Thomas Ikpeme, Special adviser, Events and Tourism Governor’s office, Mathias Amgbah, Former Deputy Governorship candidate, The reigning Miss Africa Queen Precious Okoye, Prince Femi Oyelade, Brand consultant Miss Africa Production were on ground to explore South Africa in Lagos with the wonderful performances and cuisine at the event.
Day 2 of the South Africa week was a night with the stars, an event that had a documentary review and a panel discussion hosted by AY the comedian and attended by top actors and celebrities in the movie industry. It was also a networking opportunity with industry stakeholders and the private sector on exploiting and taking advantage of opportunities for the future.
Also during the weeklong celebration the South Africa Nigeria business roundtable event was held with the business community coming together to have a panel discussion on the challenges and solutions to a smooth business relationship between South Africa and Nigeria. The business roundtable was sponsored by Access bank plc. represented by the group head corporate communications Mr Amechi Okobi.
The climax of the South Africa week Lagos was the Freedom Day celebration which had a breathtaking and explosive performance by the Carnival Calabar revelers. On ground to coordinate was the Executive Secretary Carnival Commission, The Cross River State House of Assembly member elect, Hon. Stanley Nsemo and Special Adviser Carnival Effiong Ekpenyong.
In his remarks the Consul General Dr Bobby Moroe said that the carnival performance was out of this world and thanked the Cross River contingent for gracefully honoring the event and is looking forward to working with the Governor Elect of Cross River State, His Excellency Prince Edet Basset Otu who will be sworn in on May 29th of May 2023.
The CG had already formerly hinted in his last visit to Calabar of South Africa’s intention to participate in the Carnival Calabar 2023 as a non-competing band.
It will be recalled that in December 2021 the Miss Africa Calabar pageant grand finale scheduled to hold in December 27th was postponed due to travel advice from the Health authorities due to the spread and rising cases of Omicron globally.
Due to the prevailing circumstance which has further escalated globally, the Miss Africa Calabar Grand finale is fixed for December 27th, 2022.
Representatives from countries that had concluded registration and auditions will be engaged through the year in preparation for the grand finale. Furthermore, an opportunity for contestants from countries who have not registered will be open on our website from 15th January to February 15th, 2022.
We calling on contestants from across Africa 🌍 to seize this golden chance to be part of Miss Africa Calabar 2022 and get a chance to be that voice amongst many making a change across the globe.
Please visit www.missafrica.tv for more information and follow our social media handles to be part of the road to Miss Africa Calabar 2022.
EVENTS & TOURISM
HEAD OF PRODUCTION
The search for the next true African beauty queen is on as the Miss Africa beauty contest begins registration for the 2021 edition of the contest which is billed to hold in the beautiful Carnival City of Calabar on the 27th of December 2021 during the annual Calabar Christmas Festival.
In a statement by the Head of production Miss Africa and the Senior Special Assistant Governor’s Office Events Production & Tourism, Mr. Thomas Ikpeme; the 2021 edition which will be the 6th edition of the continental show will have more countries participating this year as against last year 2020 when Covid-19 was at its peak across the world.
The event’s timeline stipulates that registration commenced on August 1, through to September 30th and will be followed by auditions to choose one lucky girl who will be selected to represent her country to become the Queen of Africa.
Registration is open to the 54 African countries representatives between the age brackets of 18-27 through our website www.missafrica.tv and also through our country directors in some select countries.
The Senior Special Assistant also stated that the 6th edition of the contest will be hosted by His Excellency, Senator Prof. Ben Ayade, the Executive Governor of Cross River State and that the event will be a spectacle of beauty, glamour, panache and African exquisite style never before seen in Africa.
He further assured that all established Covid-19 pandemic protocols will be strictly enforced and also acknowledged the event’s partners for their love and support to the brand.
Miss Africa Calabar 2021 partners and associates includes, Zenith Bank, First Bank, UBA, MTN, Lafarge, Multichoice, DSTV, Carnival Calabar and Calabar Christmas Festival.
For registration log onto www.missafrica.tv/apply
It was all glitz and glamour at the homecoming party for Miss Africa 2020 Calabar reigning queen, Kenya’s Irene Ng’endo Mukii. She emerged as the winner of the prestigious Africa pageant where she beat 21 girls from as many countries.
In honor of the Queen, Swiss Cocktail Lounge, Nairobi hosted Queen Irene to a lavish party attended by invited VIP guests, celebrities, family, and friends.
The Queen used the opportunity to thank her family, friends and team members for the love they have shown to her before and after she won the crown. She added that she will use the platform to push her initiative which is centred on empowering the African woman.
Nigerian dancehall sensation, Ketchup who is a big wave in East Africa at the moment, James Garang, celebrity photographer, and TV show hosts were all part of the guestlist for a party that was undoubtedly long overdue.
In a bid to further expand reach across Africa, Irene Ng’endo Mukii with the support of the Miss Africa Organisation Executives, paid a visit to the corporate headquarters of Nation Media Group, in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media, which attract and serve unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. They are committed to generating and creating content that will inform, educate and entertain its consumers across the different platforms, keeping in mind the changing needs and trends in the industry.
The Head of corporate and regulatory affairs for Nation Media Group Clifford Machoka represented by the Corporate Affairs Manager, Kinya Gitonga and Production manager Mercelline Maroma have indicated their eagerness in taking the discussion to a more concrete level. The two brands are both Pan-Africanist in view and approach and will, therefore, work well in driving this message across Africa.
Queen Irene Ng’endo Mukii with the support of Miss Africa Organisation executives, visited the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) to discuss possible partnerships. This in light of an East Africa casting planned for September 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Representing the KTB were Director of Marketing Fred Okeyo, Senior Public Relations Officer Anne Kanini, and Manager in charge of Africa and domestic, Alex Tunoi. Cross River State Government Senior special assistant in Events and Tourism Mr. Thomas Ikpeme outlined what the pageant is about as well as how it fits into the government’s broader events calendar. It is part of the internationally acclaimed Calabar Festival which happens in December and attracts bands from all over the world culminating in a bikers parade, the international band carnival, and other iconic events.
The road to Miss Africa 2020 has begun and the organisation is seeking partnerships that’ll contribute towards a successful East Africa casting and possible future collaborations. The Kenya Tourism Board is one such a partner as it shares mutual value with the Miss Africa Organisation: uniting Africans and using socially conscious ambassadors such as Queen Irene Ng’endo Mukii to spread the message.
After all the details of the partnership are finalised, what will emerge will be one of the greatest collaborations between West and East Africa in recent times.
The fourth edition of Miss Africa Calabar was once again held at the world-class International Calabr Convention Centre to much glitz and glam. Hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Jocelyn Dumans and headlined by Patorangking, Victoria Kimani, and various local acts, the continental beauty pageant had 22 girls from as many countries vying for a chance to claim the crown. Funny local man Robert Ekpo held the green carpet host duties with My Flatmates actress Wofai Fada.
This year’s panel of judges was Nollywood royalty Omotola Jalade, South African television, and radio host Pearl Modiadie, actor Eyinna Ngwigwe, CEO of Transcorp Hotels Owen Omogiafo, the first-ever most beautiful girl in Cross River State Abbey Ukpukpen and first Miss Africa Calabar Neurite Mendes.
Kenya’s Irene Ng’endo Mukii snatched the crown, a brand new car as well as 35 000 USD while Angola’s Cristian Daniela Lopes was the first runner up bagging 10 000 USD and South Africa’s Ethel Tondani Maimela walked away with the second runner up title which earned her 5 000 USD.