Climate change affects everyone. Our actions and support can make a difference in how the world responds and adapts to its changing climate. It is with this resolve and conviction that gave birth to the Miss Africa 2016 pageant with the theme, “Green Economy, a tool for Sustainable Development”
The eventual Queen will be the African Ambassador on climate change and the African face and voice in creating awareness in the global fight against climate change sponsored and supported by the Cross River State Government. The 2016 edition is blowing full steam as its creators (the Government of Cross River State) is focused on fulfilling its promise of promoting ,showcasing and developing Cross River State, as well as Nigeria’s environmental and eco-friendly lifestyle with the amalgamation of beauty, fashion, nature and charity.
The Miss Africa 2016 Calabar Nigeria beauty pageant is one of the many dynamic inclusion by His Excellency, Prof. Sen. Ben Ayade the Executive Governor of Cross River State to the Christmas festival and carnival Calabar, (a 32 day festival that holds every year from 1st to 31st December with daily events that climax on the 28th of December with the Carnival Calabar) as he grows the brand which has held consistently for 14 years from strength to strength.
The Miss Africa 2016 maiden edition to be held in the beautiful City of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria’s No.1 tourist destination at the prestigious Calabar International Convention Center CICC on the 26th of November, 2016. 30 ladies between the ages of 18-25yrs representing 40 African countries across 5 regions and after a successful casting that held across the various regions of the African continent the 30 finalists will combine brains and beauty for one to become the true African Queen on climate change who will promote green economy and initiatives as a veritable tool for sustainable development whilst merging beauty with nature and a tenacious cause centered around creating the much needed awareness on humans direct and indirect impact on here environment.
Also speaking on the activities and concept behind Miss Africa 2016 the Senior Special Assistant Governor’s office on Events and Tourism, Mr. Thomas Ikpeme who also is the head of production Miss Africa said that the contestants and production crew working with CREC will be arriving Calabar Nigeria on the 16th of November and camp for 12 days of preparation before the main event on the 26th of November. The activities lined up will also see the entire crew experience some of the tourism sites in Cross River State.
As Miss Africa 2016 sets the stage for the Calabar Festival and Carnival Calabar, the Chairman of the Carnival Commission, Mr. Gabe Onah said that this year’s festival promises to be bigger, bolder and better with new events such as the food festival, the sports fiesta and the Nickelodeon kiddie’s fest for children.
The lineup of performing artists are Tekno, Kiss Daniel, Victoria Kimani, DIJA, Yemi Sax, Big Daddy, LOLO1 (Actress, OAP and Comedian), Real P, Celebrity fashion designers such as award winning global brand, Deola Sageo, king of the Southern Africa fashion world David Twale, Afifimma Couture and Tiva Bespoke and super talk show hosts, Ik-Osakioduwa and the talented and beautiful award winning actress Juliet Ibrahim.