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 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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On Saturday, January 16, 2016 ‘We Are Family Foundation’ will bring TEDxTeen back to London for an encore performance at the IndigO2 with the theme “Untapped” and the Miss Teen Africa 2015 UK delegate will be present. The Ted talks franchise which started in 1984 has become a global phenomenon bringing together people from three worlds of Technology, Entertainment, Design. TEDxTeen takes place in NYC and London and it gives extraordinary teens a place and platform to share their work, tell their stories and inspire others.

The Miss Teen Africa 2015 UK delegates will have exclusive backstage access to the event and will give them the opportunity to network and use the platform to reach out to other African youth in UK and across Africa to take a leading role. The development continues for our girls even after they’ve progressed from the pageant. Good times

TEDxTeen London 2016 TeaserMARK. YOUR. CALENDARS.On Saturday, January 16, 2016 We Are Family Foundation is bringing TEDxTeen back to London for an encore performance at the IndigO2!UNTAPPEDWe are the firsts. The first idea, the first innovation, the first collaboration, the first of its kind. You never saw us coming. Until now.We are navigators. We are creators. Our voices and actions generate movements.We are not potential, we already discovered your future.We are not generation x, y, or z. Our impact is not defined by a letter.We are more than a label. We are this generation. We are simply uncharted, original and we are positively lighting the world on fire.We are here. We are now. We have been Untapped.TEDxTeen.com »CREDITS:Filmed by YAK Films in Chichen Itza, Mexico with dancer Wisko. Edited by Yak films & Luis Perez. Animated by Luis Perez for Dreams Multimedia. Music by BlackDoe. Courtesy of Adobe Project 1324

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Monique Narh celebrates with fellow contestants at the final of Miss Teen Africa UK (Pic Credit: Nick Reynolds)

A teenager from Wembley has posed, strutted and danced her way to being crowned the UK’s first ever Miss Teen Africa

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Sixth form student Monique Narh, 17, fought off nine other contestants to head the catwalk at the grand finale of the beauty pageant in the elegant surrounds of Stratford Town Hall on Saturday.

The aspiring textiles scientist represented Ghana’s vibrant culture with a dance display in traditional dress and a heartfelt speech about her hopes for the future for young British Africans.

The evening comprised a number of catwalk stages including elegant ball gown and dance displays as well as musical performances from up and coming African artists.

Speaking after she was crowned with the Miss Teen Africa tiara, Miss Narh said: “I can’t believe it! We did it! I want to thank all my fans, those who have supported me and prayer networks. God bless everyone who wished me well.”

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Miss Narh, who has spent three months preparing for the contest with a series of bootcamps, fashion shows and photo shoots is the first winner of the pageant which aims to showcase inspiring young women of African heritage.

In addition to the crown and sash Miss Narh has been awarded a year’s modelling contract with a top agency, a week’s internship at fashion house Gran di Moda UK and over £2,000 of African fabric, jewellery, make-up and beauty and spa experiences.

Taking to social media to announce the result, Miss Teen Africa posted: “Monique Narh you have been exceptional all along from the very first Audition.

“We are confident you are going to be a great role model in your reign. The whole team are proud of you.”

Miss Narh, a passionate charity and community campaigner plans to spend her year as ambassador for Miss Teen Africa UK encouraging young British Africans to fulfil their potential and work together to challenge stereotypes.

She added: “I believe becoming Miss Teen Africa UK will provide me with the platform to encourage and impassion British African youth even more to work together, utilising their various gifts and talents to make positive change within their community and elevate ourselves.”

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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.

Website: www.missteenafrica.com

For tickets visit:  http://missteenafrica.com/tickets/
For Press and sponsorship Email: [email protected]
For more information Tel: Mode1 Management 07982147796 or Sisi 07908 469 147

IMG_5884Miss Teen Africa announce Sickle Cell & Young Stroke Survivor as their 2015 Charity of the year. Sickle Cell & Young Stroke Survivors (SCYSS) who are a registered charity in UK holistically supports children, young people and their families affected by sickle cell anaemia and childhood stroke.

‘Sickle cell disease affect millions of Black and Mediterranean people and very common in people of African and Caribbean here in Britain’ said the Director of Miss Teen Africa, but only a small number knows about it and it is important we educate future generations and break the Sickle cycle.

The charity who started as a support group in June 2005 by Caroline Nwosu who had to manouvre the lonely Stroke maze when her 6 year old had a stroke as a result of Sickle Cell Anaemia registered as a charity in September 2007 as the need grew.

Mrs Nwosu explained, ‘Many people do not know that Sickle Cell can cause a stroke in children as young as 2 and up to the age of 16 years old. The statistics are alarming, yet ignorance is still bliss’. As Miss Teen Africa UK Charity of the year, Miss Teen Africa will raise much needed awareness through extensive media coverage and coordinate fund raising event for the charity.  The Miss Teen Africa 2015 title holder will also act as an ambassador and representatives for the charity taking part in important and awareness activities such as giving speeches, holding tours and advocacy activities to educate the masses especially people of African and Caribbean communities that are mostly affected by these disease.

Miss Teen Africa 2015 UK finals will be held on 14th of November 2015 at Stratford Town Hall. The only red carpet event on UK calendar that recognises and celebrate outstanding young women of African Heritage promises to be a great show. To purchase a ticket and support the cause go now to www.missteenafrica.com/tickets. For more info about SCYSS please visit www.scyss.org

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Miss Teen Africa UK 2015 finalist made a special Appearance at the just concluded Africa Fashion week 2015 in London and they rocked it. The top 15 finalist who will be representing their various countries at the November finals in London made a spectacle to the fashionable audience with their well mannered poise and coordination.
Their day had earlier began with a light Lunch hosted by the popular chain restaurant Nandos. The Restaurant who are well known for their flame-grilled peri peri chicken didn’t fail to tickle their taste buds with the choice of grubs on offer.

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As part of Miss Teen Africa 2015 Charity campaign, the young women made a stop at the ‘Sickle cell and young stroke survivor’s’ office with their coordinating manager, Kafayat Obanigba. The Sickle cell Charity who are Miss Teen Africa UK Charity of the year gave a very informative presentation about Sickle cell to the budding finalist by the founder Carol Nwosu and were given the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of the young people living with sickle cell before making their appearance at the Fashion show. ‘I feel inspired’ said one of the contestant, ‘I’m happy for a platform like Miss Teen Africa creating opportunities for community involvement for young African women in UK – Anonymous Applicant guardian.

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Arriving at the show, the finalist were greeted by many members of the press as well as photographers that wanted to take pictures of the girls. The girls were stood for about 10 minutes outside the venue having their pictures taken before they walked into the venue.
Once they finally walked into the venue they were flooded with more photographs who wanted to take their pictures and were interviewed by members of the press.
The day continued with the girls watching a fashion show and mingling with members of the public and taking more pictures as well as being interviewed.
It was an amazing and enjoyable day for the girls and a very exciting networking event. By the looks of it the fun has just begun as the girls will be making their next public appearance at Kenya in the park on August 29th so you will be sure to be kept informed. Miss Teen Africa Final: 14th November @ Stratford Town Hall London.

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To know more about sickle Cell charity or to donate, please visit www.scyss.org