The Press re-launch for the Miss Black Beauty Africa and Black Beauty Africa Awards took place in Accra on Friday 14th December 2018.
The event which happened at the African Regent Hotel was supposed to start at 8:00pm with a Red Carpet event 30 minutes earlier. However, the founder and CEO of Miss Black Beauty Africa and Black Beauty Awards, Zino Lexili Ogazi arrived at the auditorium at approximately 9:20pm with an annoying standing ovation. The event then started an hour and a half late.
As courtesy was not observed, Zino Lexili Ogazi started addressing the press without any apology and that pushed me to raise my hand for the mic after which told her that “I have one or two issues to address. Since the program is to celebrate African excellence, don’t you think you are defeating the purpose by starting late? And you did not apologize to us so I demand an a apology from you”. Zino then responded by apologizing.
The first press launch that was held at the British council last year also started very late.
The Miss Black Beauty Africa Pageant reality show is a pace-setting, International, African, informative, educative, entertaining & cultural event, channeling the beauty pageant entertainment industry as an effective tool to boost African ladies’ self-confidence, kick against skin bleaching, encourage African ladies to love and appreciate their black skin tone, empower the pageant hopefuls, fight depression & a platform to bridge the gap & promote the African culture and tourism. The pageant’s theme is, Beauty Deeper than the surface.
Nomination opens today across 52 African countries. The competition itself will start in January 2019.
Source: Mensah Ayartey