Miss Mebaine Ayibapreya wins Beauty of Africa international pageant

The grand finale for the 14th edition held at the Dr Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The pageant, which has the theme “value all women” received over 150 entries screened down to 12 contestants who made it to the camp where Mebane, an English and literary studies graduate of Niger Delta University eventually emerged the winner.

Other winners at the event include Miss Esther Ogechi Gabriel as 1st runner-up, Toluwalope Olarewaju as 2nd runner up, Abigail Effiong Mkperedem as 3rd runner up and Egunyinka Oluwatosin Alexandra as 4th runner-up.

The top three winners will represent Nigeria at the Pageants International franchised competitions like Miss International, Miss Globe and Miss Supranational respectively.

The pageant Director, Mr Daniel Opuene, explained the winners were crowned based on intellectual keenness, leadership role among other exceptional qualities.

The pageant has an African version with delegates from other African countries participating.

It set a new record as the first virtual pageant in Africa which gave birth to Miss Namibia as the crowned Queen.

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