The Miss Africa 2016 Calabar Nigeria beauty pageant is an initiative of the Cross River State to bring awareness to the issue of climate change. It is a new feature that has been included in the famous 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).
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 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 18-25 yrs. 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.
The Miss Africa 2016 event will be a night of glamour and style showcasing the true sense of African
culture and heritage with the climate change theme in perspective.
The lineup of performing artists are Teckno, Kiss Daniel, Victoria Kimani, DIJA, Yemi Sax, Big Daddy, 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.