After a gruelling and long process of auditions, Miss Africa 2017 Calabar has chosen 25 girls from as many countries to participate in this year’s edition of the Climate Change themed beauty pageant.

Road to Miss Africa 2017 Calabar begins, auditions end

Miss Africa 2017 Calabar registrations were received from across the continent via a combination of 60-second videos submitted by hopefuls as well as physical auditions held in six cities across three countries. The girls were assessed by the reigning queen Neurite Mendes together with a highly accomplished judging panel which consisted of decorated individuals in the model and beauty industry as well as senior members of the Miss Africa Organisation team.

To those who entered and were not successful, Miss Africa Organisation: International Coordinator, Charles Ndudim said “unfortunately there can only be one representative per country. But we thank all the beautiful girls who entered and encourage them to try again next year.”

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

Miss Chikaodilli Nna-Udosen representing Nigeria

What happens next?
All 25 girls will land in Cross River State’s Calabar in the coming week to go through a boot camp process in Obudu Mountain Resort. The second part of the road to Miss Africa 2017 Calabar will play itself out at Tinapa Lakeside Hotel. In these locations,  they’ll face various challenges including testing their knowledge of the Climate Change theme as well as their overall queenly status. Audience will have the opportunity to follow this journey by tuning into DSTV channel 198 and GOTV channel 29 as we lead up to the live event on Wednesday 27 December 2017. 


Images and profiles of the girls will be loaded onto as soon they have been captured. Audience will then be given the opportunity to get to know the girls and vote for their favourite when voting lines open in the coming weeks.

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