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It's the third edition of The Miss Africa 2018 Calabar pageant with the theme Africanism. Who will wear the crown?

The Miss Africa Calabar pageant will be hosted in the beautiful city of Calabar, Cross River State on the 27th of December, this on the eve of Carnival Calabar - Africa’s biggest street party.

The Miss Africa Pageant, an initiative of the Cross State Government is created to add value to the annual Christmas Festival/Carnival Calabar. This brand is geared towards promoting the annual theme of the festival. The first and the second editions were themed around Climate Change in 2016 and Migration in 2017 respectively.

The theme was used to promote eco-lifestyle and create awareness for the possible ways to mitigate the negative effects of climate change, making African communities more habitable as against irregular Migration that may lead to the desolation of our Motherland. It’s the amalgamation of beauty and brains.

The Third Edition is slated for the 27th of December 2018 and will be hosted by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Senator Ben Ayade, at the Calabar International Convention Centre, Cross River State, Nigeria. It promises to host over 30 African beauties and brains across Africa with the Carnival theme: Africanism, telling the true stories of Africa and Africans, promoting our cultural heritage and investment opportunities. The winner will walk away with a total prize money of 50,000 USD and a brand new SUV.

The contestants will be camped for two weeks where they will be mentored and drilled to prepare for the grand finale.  A third Miss Africa Queen will be crowned and she will lead other contestants in advocating for a greener and sustainable Africa that is habitable. The goal is to reduce irregular migration and the negative effects of climate change by creating awareness on how to reduce, reuse and recycle non-degradable waste products, and more importantly, promoting Africa positively to the world at large.

The audition for this year’s pageant kicks off in the month of November starting on the 3rd of November 2018 in Botswana. Next will be South Africa (9th - 10th), Lagos (15th) and Abuja (17th). The auditioning will end in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria on the 21st where the list of the final contestants will be unveiled and voting will commence immediately after.

The event will be aired live on DSTV Channel 198 and will also have a daily show on YouTube and social media to enable fans follow their favorites and vote to keep them in the show.

Make sure that you are part of the Miss Africa takeover by following us on all our channels for daily updates and stand a chance to win fabulous sweepstakes.

Find us on Facebook: Miss Africa, Twitter: @missafrica_2018, YouTube: Miss Africa  and Instagram: @missafricacalabar

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