Last Friday the very first edition of Miss Obaasima 2017 took place in Antwerp. This beauty pageant representing all women born and raised in Ghana, but living in Belgium shows everyone that you can achieve your dreams. Even more! Obaasima means strong in Ghanaian. Ama Wusuwaah is the one who came with the idea to create something different through our society. It all started with her passion and love for the fashion industry which inspired her to give something back to young Ghanaian girls who might not be confident enough to pursue their dreams. Besides the powerful meaning behind this beauty pageant there was a lot of fun, happiness and most important Wusuwaah received wonderful support from her friends, family and team.
After a joyful entrance of the male host Charles and the female host Sister Deborah the show was ready to start. The six finalists came one by one showing different aspects of their regions in Ghana. All of them showed their unique personality. Those girls were so proud to tell the audience who they were. Some of them even revealed their hidden talents. A beautiful way to tell young people that you don’t have to live in a box. You can do It all!
Great artist such as Cool Joe, Fokn Bois and sister Deborah herself came to perform during the show and DJ Brooke was the one who kept the audience in motion all night. She was able to fill the room with an unforgettable atmosphere.
After three hours of a show. It was time to reveal the winner!
The twenty-year-old Meredith Sarpongmaa Agyin was crowned Miss Obasimaa 2017. She sees a dream come true. Not only is she able to pursue her dream, but she will also serve as a role model for many other young African girls looking to achieve something in their life.
Article: ©Christelle Zitu
Pictures: ©Christelle Zitu & ©Miss Obaasima