My name is Mosiah Tau, a 27-year-old who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Why are you competing for Miss Africa Calabar 2020?
My involvement in pageantry is about my love for people and community development. I believe that I am called to inspire and impact my sphere of contact positively. I see Miss Africa Calabar as a celebration of our diversity as African women who are unapologetic about who they are and owning their power and excellence. As a woman who is intentional about what she stands for, it is an honour to be part of this continental-wide pageant.
What solution would you offer for the challenges Africa is facing in terms of the COVID 19 pandemic and other health, governance, and environmental issues?
As a mental health advocate, I feel that the Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weaknesses in our health systems, and even more specifically in mental health. I believe our governments need to do better by devoting more resources in this regard. I also think that encouraging positions in departments, such as infrastructure and environmental affairs, to be held by specialists in those fields is pivotal if we are going to prevail in the battle of climate change and encouraging green infrastructure.
What would you do with the prize money should you win and what project would you take on to impact Africa at large?
I would like to use some of my winnings to give myself a kickstart in property investment. I also plan to dedicate a portion to facilitate my community project. I will mainly be focusing on raising awareness of mental health by encouraging open conversations and education around the issue. I hope to have a reach in all the represented African countries, through the help of my fellow contestants and the Miss Africa Calabar organization.