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Gambia to host Miss West Africa International

Nov 14, 2011, 1:17 PM

For the first time in its history, Brain Solutions Concept Limited will stage the Miss West Africa International beauty pageantry in The Gambia next month.

The vibrant international beauty pageantry explores the beauty, talent and contributions of West Africans all over the world.

According to a dispatch from the Brain Solutions’ local agents SASS Modeling and Beauty Agency, the Miss West Africa 2008 and 2009 held in the UK and won by Amina Kamara and Shireen Benjamin respectively, was judged the “most popular and the most professionally organized African pageant.”

The organizers say government and the people of the Gambia have shown a keen interest in promoting all the objectives of the Miss West Africa vision.

The organizer threw their weight behind the desires of the government and the people of The Gambia, hence their decision to host the event in The Gambia.

However, plans are in the pipeline to showcase the event in Nigeria, as part of their strategy to promote the event in a future hosting country.

“In 2010, the concept of Miss West Africa International was introduced with a view to discovering various national and regional Miss West Africa Queens such as Miss West Africa UK, Miss West Africa USA, Miss West Africa Canada and each queen from countries in the West African region, to compete for the ultimate Miss West Africa title, the Miss West Africa International,” the release stated.

Regarded as the biggest and the most popular international African pageant, Miss West Africa was founded in the UK by Nana Tamakole with the aim of promoting a positive image for West Africans by creating awareness of economic, social, cultural, environmental, health and beauty issues within West Africa.

However, the pageant also showcases a variety of beauty and talents of West Africa women from around the world. It brings you one lady who possesses not only natural beauty, poise, great talent, and a charitable heart, but the intellect to represent West Africans worldwide as their ambassador.

“The grand event is more than a pageant. It will be a week-long one which will display the vibrancy of West Africa. It will showcase the rich culture, tradition and heritage of the West African people. It will show the rest of the world the tourism potentials and opportunities the region has.

“The main night will display artistic talents in terms of the musical and fashion abilities of the people, as well as celebrate iconic figures of the continent,” the release ended.