Sunday, 7 January 2018

Highlights of Miss Africa Calabar 2017

The second edition of Miss Africa Calabar 2017 held on  December, 2017  at the Calabar International Conference Centre in Calabar, Cross River State. 

It is an initiative of the Governor Ayade led Cross River Government to promote GREEN ECONOMY A TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, whilst merging beauty with nature and a tenacious cause centered around creating the much needed awareness on Man's direct and indirect impact on her environment.

The show in attendance had prestigious personalities such as
the Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State and his wife, Donald Duke, the Ex-Cross River State Governor. 
Miss Africa Calabar 2016, Neurite Mendes was in attendance too as she was hand over to a new Queen.

The Model Show was anchored by Weza Solange and Ik Osakioduwa while Vj Adams and Asari Duke were the green carpet hosts. Various African artists also  performed during the show.

The model contest was made up of 25 girls representing 25 different countries in Africa, there were four rounds of appearances by the contestants on different attires. 

At the final round, there were just five(5) finalists and the following emerged as Winner, 1st Runner up and Second Runner up respectively as announced by the Judges which included Iyana(Nigerian Artiste), Munachi Abii(Ex-Miss Nigeria) and others;

  • Gaseangwe Palopi of Bostwana
  • Fiona Naringwa of Rwanda
  • Luyolo Mngonyama of South Africa

The winner walked away with a brand new SUV and cash prize of $35,000, the 1st Runner up won the cash price of $10,000 while the second runner up went away with $5,000. 


Gaseangwe Palopi of Bostwana, Winner






Fiona Naringwa of Rwanda, 1st Runner up




Luyolo Mngonyama of South Africa, 2nd Runner up




Miss Africa 2017 winner and runner ups receiving their prizes


Governor Ben Ayade looking dap with Miss Africa Calabar 2016, Neurite Mendes





VJ ADAMS with a guest
Asari Duke with Ex Miss Nigeria, Munachi Abii




Meet the 2017 Miss Africa Calabar Contestants



Miss Africa 2017 Calabar: A list of the 25 contestants

In country alphabetical order, here’s a full list of the girls who were chosen from 25 countries across Africa:
Country
Name
Surname
Algeria
Nassima
Mechalikh
Angola
Yulana
Costa
Botswana
Gaseangwe
Palopi
Burkina Faso
Josiane
Lengani
Burundi
Nikuze Annie
Bernice
Cameroon
Ruth Ule
Adama
Congo
Audrey
Kayiba
Ethiopia
Sallyana
Abayneh
Gabon
Marriam
Eya
Gambia
Awa
Jammeh
Ghana
Priscilla
Agboada
Kenya
Elizabeth
Obegi
Morocco
Chaimae
Choukri
Mozambique
Joanna
Fungate
Namibia
Stephanie
Tsuos
Nigeria
Chikaodili
Nna-Udosen
Rwanda
Fiona
Muthoni Naringwa
Sierra Leone
Mariama
Dalanda
Somalia
Fatuma Ibrahim
Muktar
South Africa
Luyolo Vusheni
Mngonyama
South Sudan
Helen
Hivita
Swaziland
Phumzile Happy
Thwala
Tanzania
Lorraine
Marriot
Zambia
Kalwa
Musonda
Zimbabwe
Paidamoyo Ellen
Gombakomba





Neurite Mendes with all the contestants




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