In 1970, Grenadian-born Jennifer Hosten became the first black woman and the first woman from her country to win the Miss World title. However, for the past 30 years, nothing came to overshadow the fact that Africans and black nations had been consistently wasting enormous efforts in the competition.
Between 1970 to 2020 not more than 5 black women managed to scoop the Miss World title. The last black beauty queen to scoop the Miss World pageant was Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica in 2019. This could be potential an overturning period for the pageant or possibly just a passage for the organization to scoop the Black Girl Magic wave in 2019 which also saw a black Miss Universe, Miss Teen USA, and Adult Akech winning Model of The Year.
But truth be told, you didn’t click here to receive a history lesson on the color cast system that have plagued numerous international pageants, however, we felt it was necessary so one doesn’t oversoak their hopes in the upcoming Miss World 2021 beauty pageant despite how beautiful the African contestants in the competition may be. And believe they are extremely gorgeous.
The pageant is titled Miss World 2021 as the event was initially scheduled for 16th December 2021 and eventually postponed to March 2022. The four African countries that are in the running for the Miss World title are Palesa Mofele for Botswana, Audrey Monkam for Cameroon, Olivia Yacé for Cote d’Ivoire, and Nene Bah for Guinea.
However, it seems the support for Olivia Yacé stems across the African continent partially due to her viral stunning fashion shoots orchestrated every since her Miss Cote d’Ivoire win.
Olivia Yacé also recently won the Miss World 2021 top model title, with Cameroon’s Audrey Monkam stepping in as the first runners up.
The finals are scheduled for tonight and by no doubt, one or more of these African girls will be runners up if not winning. See the four ladies we can look forward to winning the title.
Palesa Mofele for Botswana
Olivia Yacé for Cote d’Ivoire
Audrey Monkam for Cameroon
Nene Bah for Guinea
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Ghana’s leading fashion event Accra Fashion Week is scheduled for 7-11 December 2022 following their 5th-year celebration last year in 2021. Accra Fashion Week is a platform for African designers that can be compared to fashion weeks across the major capitals. It aims to fill the void which sees tremendous creativity and culture across the continent with the absence of an operating fashion infrastructure.
The epic event took place at Ghana Dubai in Accra, and saw models march down the steps from the Kwame Nkrumah Monument whilst being followed by a spotlight, before circulating the central fountains. Memories of the exciting night still give chills as guests revisit the experience on youtube.
However, rest assured that 2022 is going to be even more exciting with greater performances and an upgraded designer collection. FashionGHANA.com is sure to bring you the exclusives we did on www.FashionGHANA.com/TV. All last year’s shows are available to watch on youtube. Designer’s registration is ongoing on the AccraFashionWeek.org website.
As we embark on another year of celebrating African culture, our theme for 2022 is “Afrofuturism.” This term was created to explore the developing intersection of cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history as it relates to the African Diaspora. During this year’s events, Afrochella will bring “Afrofuturism” to life through fashion, food, art and music. In 2019, the African Diaspora returned home to the continent for the “Year of Return.” This year, we will explore the endless possibilities of what “Afrofuturism” could look like in 2022 and beyond.
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