Africa: Former Zimbabwe’s Tourism Queen, Ashley Morgen to participate at Miss Africa Calabar 2020 beauty pageant as organisers release list of contestants

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All is now set for this year’s Miss Africa Calabar 2020 beauty pageant to hold in Cross Rivers State, Nigeria as organisers of the annual event unveils the list of the final contestants.

Former Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2016, Ashley Morgen, who made the top 20 list will be representing her country at the 5th edition of the Miss Africa Calabar beauty pageant contest slated for the 27th December.

According to thezimbabwedaily.com, the Victoria Falls based model, affectionately known as the Black diamond in the resort town, announced her participation at the continental beauty pageant contest on her twitter handle yesterday which was met with great support.

The 5th edition of the Miss Africa 2020 Calabar will see 20 contestants from 20 African countries battling it out to be crowned. The beauty pageant, other than promoting beauty, African cultures and fashion also seeks to promote Africanism, humanity and contribute to the climate change discourse.

The former Miss Tourism Zimbabwe beauty queen will thus seek to display true Africanism using the country’s indigenous cultural heritage to tell the true story of its heritage, mineral resources, human capacities, tourism and investment opportunities and how it will benefit Africa for Africans at large.

Speaking to Sunday News, Morgen expressed excitement to represent the country saying it has always been her dream to lift the country’s flag high.

“I am super excited to be representing Zimbabwe once again on an international platform. It has always been a dream to do an All African pageant and it is finally here. I am happy to have a sound space to share the message of Unity and love from Zimbabwe to the rest of our continent. I look forward to sharing and displaying the beauty of Zimbabwe as well as the talent. l can’t wait to raise our flag high! My message to all is, in all the hurt that currently hangs in the world, hold onto to your dreams, the world will heal and the Universe will answer,” said Morgen.

Miss Africa 2020 representative will travel to Nigeria with confidence inspired by not only her former national accolade but her professional career that has seen her being a marketing executive at Innscor, tourism company Shearwater Adventures and at Fairtalk Communications which owns Skyz Metro FM and Breeze FM.

The Miss Africa Calabar Nigeria beauty pageant is the brainchild of Professor Sen. Ben Ayade who is the executive Governor of Cross River state and a strong environmental activist.

Meanwhile, organisers of the event have released the names of the 2020 beauty pageant contestant.

According the crossrivertimes.com.ng, the names for this year’s beauty pageant was arrived at after a challenging and captivating round of registration and auditions.

The names and countries are as follows;
COUNTRY/NAME

  1. Algeria Amel Kader @amel_kdr_muse
  2. Botswana Olebogeng Moje @leboh_moje
  3. Cameroon Michelle Ange Minkata @michele_ange_minkata

4.Congo Fanelie Riziki @_fanelieriziki

5.Ethopia Meklit Tezera @meki_tezera

6.Ghana Fairuza Nabia Sulleman @iamnabia_fairuza

7.Kenya Tacy Gemma @tacy.gemma

8.Malawi Vuyiswa Tonono @vuyiswatonono6

  1. Morocco Soukaina Choud @soukaina_chouad
  2. Namibia Julita Kitwe Mbangula @hypermadchen

11.Nigeria Ndah Gift Eno @gift_ndah

12.Rwanda Uwihirwe Yasipi Casimir @yasipi_casimir

13.Somalia Hani Abdi Gass @i_am_hani

14.South Africa Mosiah Tau @mosiahtau

15.South Sudan Alice Lullo @alice_lullo

16.Tanzania Jasinta Makwabe @candyboo_95

17.Togo Brenda Kankoue Aho @brendakankoueaho

18.Tunisia Sarra Sellimi @sellimis

19.Zambia Hannah Chiwenda @hannah_chiwenda

  1. Zimbabwe Ashley Morgen @blackdiamondzw
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