Another event to project the beauty of the African continent in Europe is set to hold this Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th of June 2016 in the city of Bologna as the first edition of Miss Africa, Italy will be held in the capital city of Emila-Romagna region.
While the preliminary selections and castings have long started across Italy that culminated in the emergence of the choice of the finalists that will march past the panel of judges to determine the eventual winner and second and third runner-up on Sunday at the Chinese Restaurant, Wok in Via Caracci, Bologna.
According to Mr. Paul Okoye, promoter of Afro Image Foundation and the Business Relationship manager of Small World Financial Services,
“Miss Africa Italy is a valid and a formidable beauty pageant birthed late 2015, with the aim of showcasing the beauty, culture, talent and sound creativity of young African girls residing in Italy through a well arranged competitive procedures”
“Miss Africa Italy is going to be an annual event that is geared towards promoting and encouraging young vibrant girls to run with a vision of living a positive lifestyle that add core value to the society”. The Beauty pageant is being sponsored by multi million Euro company called SMALL WORLD FINANCIAL SERVICES, and this is why the first, second and third runner-up winner will smile home with thousands of cash prizes and other benefits. The mouth-watering prizes are a vacation trip to Paris, and a possibility to get a modelling contract for Small World Financial Services.”
He stated further that the vision of the program includes, but not limited to; Project the actual positive image of Africa to Italians as a nation and the world at large, strengthen the core relationship between Africans and Italians as a nation, empower young women through self-actualization; career development; humanitarian services and impact positively to Africans in diaspora and Africans based in Africa through charitable projects.
As part of the program, a four nation football tournament will be held between Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Morocco where prizes and gifts will be given to the winners.
Expected at the grand-finale on Sunday are the Ambassadors and Diplomatic envoys from Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco and Cameroon.