Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Precious Okeke, a Nigerian model fought off fierce competition to win the 2013/2014 Miss Black Africa UK pageant, held at the Royal Regency Hall in east London.

By far the toughest contest since the inception of the pageant two years ago, there were 30 finalists from 17 African countries who made it to the last stage. After a grilling contest that involved them appearing in swimwear, traditional costumes and talking about how they would help Africa if they won among other things, the contestant had a grilling wait at the end as the judges decided on the winner.

After intense deliberations, the judges opted for the 21-year old Ms Okeke and named  Alexina Phiri and Sonia Ike as the first and second runners-up respectively. Ms Okeke was crowned by her predecessor Samaia Tchapesseka from Angola on the night.

Countries represented at the event included Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Cape Verde, Ghana, Congo, South Africa and Senegal. Judges on the night included Adebayo Jones, Jenni Steele, Sporah Njau, Ini Edo, Kunle Lawani and choreographer Mr Fierce.