Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 423 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!Miss West Africa International 2014: African hairstyle & natural Hair Only. In 2014 December, Miss West Africa International 2014 pageant set a task for all its contestants coming to compete in Nigeria from other West African countries and the west, to only wear their hair natural, or styles related to African culture such as braids. Permed hair and weaves were banned by a demand made by the Miss West Africa ltd organization based in Ghana. The finals took place in Nigeria with Florence Epee from Cameroon leaving the country as the winner, who will also have to continue the hair trend throughout her reign. Miss West Africa ltd made it clear that from here onward, this will be the standards for all Miss West Africa International pageants and that it will no longer allow into the international competition, queens with perms and weaves, and that they are also considering doing the same for its local/national events. Florence Epee from Cameroon : Miss West Africa International 2014 However the Miss West Africa ltd were not the only Ghanaian based entity to push for natural African hair in the pageant world. Miss Universe Ghana 2014, Abena Akuaba Appiah, the current Miss Universe Ghana is currently abroad for the Miss Universe finale in Miami, Florida on January 25. Abena Akuaba: Miss Universe Ghana 2014 Speaking to the press, Abena said she was excited about the world finals, and she is going to make Ghana proud no matter the outcome. “I am nervous and excited at the same time. I’m going to try my best at the finals; I leave everything to God. I also want my fellow Ghanaians to vote for me because moving from the final 88 to the next stage depends on the public vote. So if Ghanaians vote for me then maybe I can make top 10.” She highlighted her strengths in the competition to include her many talents and her natural hair. She said, “Basically I am multi-talented and I am going as a natural hair contestants. That’s the first time in the history of Ghanaian pageantry, so I hope that is going to give me an advantage. I also sing, write music and play the guitar, so I hope that will give me an advantage as well.” More Articles You Would Love Congo Fashion Week Returns: Dates Announced! Take A Look At These Stunning Headwraps Styles You Should Definitely Try Although it might not be the first time in Ghanaian pageantry, it definitely is that of a Ghanaian representative at Miss Universe. As usual we wish her all the best. It is exciting to see these revelations unfold. Ghana has been a place where natural hair is more commonly worn far more than it’s neighboring countries, could these new waves in pageantry make a stronger rejection for weaves and possibly influence other nations? Time will tell. Abena @ Miss Universe Ghana african hair styleafrican pageantsfashionhairmiss universe ghanamiss west africamiss west africa international 2014natural hairno permno weaves Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Nana Tamakloe Founder of FashionGHANA.com and Accra Fashion Week. I'm grateful you visited, I hope you share, subscribe and share your comments or opinions below. More For You EHBS Couture Becomes Nigerias Primary Go To Brand For Sizzling RTW Fashion Northern Ghana Continues to Make Waves in the Fashion Industry with Smockyworld Limited’s... #OOTD: Tolu Bally Steps Out With A Jaw Dropping Boob handprint shirt x... #BIKINIBAE: South Africa’s Premium Swimwear Sensation Pamala Hughes Is Serving Ravishing Bikini Looks “Looks Like A Transgender” Africans Are Confused Over Brooke-Bruk Jackson’s Gender, The New... Get A Load Of The Top 15 Afrobeats Jams As Jyzno & Lasmid... 6 Essential Cautions When Sending Clothes To Style Influencers “We Created A Banger” Ghanaian Afrobeats Star Lasmid Pays Respect To Deceased Nigerian... Indulge In The Whimsical Elegance Of Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s SS23 ‘Ilé mi, Ilè... New Turtles Movie Subliminally Teaches Us To Beg White People For Acceptance Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.