In 2019 a new platform for African Women in the UK was launched. The Africa UK Pageant & Empowerment Programme is a fantastic platform to showcase African woman in their wholesomeness. The founder of this brilliant initiative, Yanela was a Mrs South Africa semi-finalist 2019 and before entering Mrs South Africa she, like many people had the idea pageants were mainly about external beauty.
However, Yanela quickly discovered that there was so much more in a form of empowerment to the pageants than any other preconceptions she had. Through her journey she realised that there was no similar platform for African women in the UK.
If you look around now, today there isn’t anything such as Africa UK Pageant & Empowerment Programme which is focussed on African women based in the UK who are 30 years or older. It feels as if you reach a certain age and then you have no room, no opportunity or fair access to platforms open to younger women. Often, criterion set makes it impossible for these women to access for example these could be being married, divorced, having children, weight, height, etc.
Hence, there are none of these restrictions within the Africa UK Pageants & Empowerment Programmes. The whole aim is to showcase the different beauties that women/ people are, this is in and outside beauty. Also, showcase the beauty of giving and caring, the beauty of gaining, regaining confidence, the empowerment, and the ripple effect all this can have into others and the society. At Africa UK we are positive that things are going to get better, and we believe that we need all the encouragement, positivity, moral boost more than even now. So, the search is for African women, based in the UK (age 30+, married or unmarried) who are strong, relatable, driven motivated to do amazing things for others, self and their communities to be Miss/Mrs Africa UK 2022
After a number of entries participants have been narrowed down to 13 finalists who are going to be featured at the prestigious red-carpet Miss/Mrs Africa UK 22 to be held at the 5-star hotel The Lowry Hotel in Manchester @6pm-1 am on the 10 September 2022, . This event is a climax of a series of empowerment events and workshops which the ladies have been attending weekly since the beginning of June this year. Finalists are from across the UK with different African backgrounds, 3 finalists are from Greater Manchester, the event is being held in Manchester.
The programme is running for a second following a successful run of Miss/Mrs Africa UK 2021 which was held at the Kimpton Clock Towers seeing the current reigning queen Aida Sane being crowned the first ever queen on this platform.
Ntombi Shibambo (Pictured) will be representing South Africa as one of the finalists for this year’s Miss/Mrs Africa 2022. Ntombi and 10 other beautiful African women will be gracing the stage, showcasing their Africanicity and Beauty’
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