The reigning Miss Teen Africa Amirah Akpan has triumphed winning Educational Innovation of the Year at the second annual Global Youth Awards in London.

The awards recognise and celebrate young people in cities around the world who are passionate about making a change in their communities and in the lives of young people around them.

The winners were decided by a panel of judges and revealed at an awards ceremony in London at The Jetty Greenwich peninsula.

“I am delighted to have been presented with this award” said the Amirah at the peninsula. “Education is a huge part of Miss Teen Africa and my campaign and i’m so pleased that this has been recognised and celebrated.”

 

The young Queen who officially launches her 1000 books campaign earlier in the year at the Nigeria High Commission in London has been receiving great deal of commendation by community leaders around the world. “My main aim is to impact education that will benefit young Girls in Africa by setting up a new library, and i’m excited to be receiving the needed support. To know more about 1000Books or to donate to the campaign please visit www.missteenafricafoundation.org

Miss Teen Africa Amira Akpan was at the Commonwealth Africa Summit in London as part of a panellist to discuss the theme of Common Goals. The summit which is in it’s 5th year annually brings together government and business leaders from the Commonwealth and allies to facilitate dialogue and action on key issues in Africa. “Its was an amazing event and a great experience for me to be speaking alongside thought leaders in our community and I hope this will inspire more young girl like myself to step out and build their confidence”.

Notable African leaders at the summit include H.E John D Mahama (Former President of Ghana), Amina J Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary General rep), Isha Johansen (President of Sierra Leone Football association).

 

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Miss Teen Nigeria Amirah Akpan was crowned Miss Teen Africa on Saturday night in a star studded ceremony in London, making her the first Nigerian to ever win the crown.

The second runner up was Miss Tino Gundu who represented Zimbabwe and the first runner-up was Miss Abigail Kabirou who represented Ghana.

Speaking after she was crowned with the Miss Teen Africa tiara, Miss Amirah said: “I can’t believe it! We have all put in some hard work but excited to be the winner tonight. God bless everyone who wished me well.” The aspiring Law student has said she’ll use this opportunity to give back to the society, “To inspire young girls like myself to have big dreams; to be a beacon of hope to the hopeless and to encourage young women to work tirelessly towards their goals, dreams and ambitions.”

The competition, for the first time, introduced a sport category where contestant are given the opportunity to model any sport wear and activities of their choice as a way to promote health and fitness among young people.

Miss Amirah who will now be the goodwill ambassador of Miss Teen Africa Foundation will be expected to compete at an international pageant next year.

 

Miss Teen Africa 2016, Sangwani Harawa shines on her first public appearance at the weekend in London. Miss Harawa who made a special appearance at the crowning of Miss Sierra Leone UK 2017 dazzled in her blue suede custom made dress by the amazing M and C couture (Official Miss Teen Africa dress sponsor). The Queen who is also on a mission to promote the upcoming ‘Girl Talk’ forum didn’t fail to leave great impression on her well wishers. Check out below for some more pictures.

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On Saturday 10th of December 2016 Sangwani Harawa became the 2nd Miss Teen Africa. The Sixth form student representing her country Malawi, fought off ten other contestants to head the catwalk at the grand finale of the beauty pageant in the elegant surrounds of EastHam Town Hall.

The aspiring media student put on a show with a dance display in traditional dress and a heartfelt speech about her hopes for the future of African Youth.
The evening comprised a number of catwalk stages including elegant ball gown, Cultural and Talent displays as well as musical performances from up and coming African artists.

Speaking after she was crowned with the Miss Teen Africa tiara, Miss Harawa said: “I can’t believe it! We did it! I want to thank all my fans, those who have supported me and my close family in UK and Malawi. God bless everyone who wished me well.” The organisers who aimed to use the event to strengthen the voice and representation of young African women also expressed their gratitude. It was a great turn out said Yomi the founder of Miss Teen Africa and it can only get better with the amount of talent and passion we see in our young women today. I would also use this opportunity to congratulate Sangwani for a job well done said the founder. Sangwani who will be engaging in major charity work in UK and Africa is also set to represent Africa at the Miss Teen Model universe pageant in Spain next year.

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Miss Harawa fought off dozens of contestants to win the 2nd Miss Teen Africa crown
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Miss Harawa with Miss Monique Narh the out going Queen

 

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Miss Teen Africa dazzled at the private launch party of the award winning fashion label MandC couture.The designer who is also official Miss Teen Africa sponsor made a beautiful red dress for the Queen that was showcased on the runway together with other designs as part of his latest collections. On the night the Queen announced to the cheering audience who couldn’t get enough of the beautiful flowing dress that she will be donating 40% profit made on the collection in collaboration with MandC to Sickle Cell & Young Stroke Survivors (SCYSS) www.scyss.org as part of her giving back to the community. The Queen also thanked Charles of MandC and the Miss Teen Africa organisation for the opportunity. For more info about MandC follow them on Insta MANDCLINE

 

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Miss Teen Africa Beauty Pageant is showcasing in the UK on Saturday 14th November 2015 at one of London’s most prestigious venues ‘The Old Town Hall’ 29 Broadway, Stratford, London, E15 4BQ. The pageant is the first of its kind and it’s devoted to strengthen the voices and representation of the young African females around the world with a huge emphasis on charitable deeds.

Our primary purpose is to provide a platform to promote social cohesion, the proliferation and continuation of culture, confidence, validity, gender equality, empowerment of women and social inclusion amongst young women of African heritage.

Miss Teen Africa Beauty Pageant contestants are young African women between the ages of 13 – 19 representing the 56 independent countries of Africa. The contestants will grace the stage in Evening wears, Choice of African attire symbolic of country of origin and Talent presentation.

Our panel of judges are great achievers and role models; they will assess the collective aspects of beauty, knowledge of culture, flow of speech, etiquette, aptitude and on their general knowledge of world.

“ This inaugural show will also feature famous guests, performing artists and an award night to celebrate and pay tribute to young Africans in our community for their outstanding work in education, intervention and community services “.

The Event schedule is as follows: (the below is a sample so change accordingly)

Saturday 14th November 2015
17:00 – Red carpet Entry and networking reception
18:00 – Opening of Show, introducing the judges, Introducing our chosen Charity ‘ Sickle cell’ and performance from the contestants. (To donate to the charity click here…)
18:30 – Contestant Showcase and Talent Presentation
19:00 – Award Night

19:30 – Contestant Showcase Evening wear and interview Questions

20:00 – Entertainment (see our website for what is lined up)

20:30 – Final stage of pageant and crowning

21:00 – End of Show with interval to network and photo sessions with the contestants and the new Queen of Miss Teen Africa 2015.

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