Miss Roriang Molefe from Lesotho has won the just concluded grand finale of Miss University Africa (MUA) Pageant hosted by the Edo state government last night in Benin city. [More Photos below...] The event which kicked off with the camping of the representative queens from about 41 different African countries including Nigeria, saw the queens visit to landmark institutions in the Edo Kingdom. The queens visited the Crown King of Edo and the Igbinedion University Okada, Edo state.
19 year old Miss Roriang Molefe representing Lesotho came out tops beating her Nigerian counterpart, Tope Olowoniyan who was Second runner up. Miss Roriang who completed her high school education in 2011 is currently studying Journalism in her university.
The 1.78m tall beauty queen has an interesting view on pageants, which is; the forever told concept of “beauty with a purpose” should be executed by models. She believes female beauty should entail a beautiful heart, humanity and brains, thus serving the needs of fellow earthly inhabitants. “What I perceive is a problem facing most countries in the world is “corruption” – leaders who seek not to step down from their thrones or bribery in almost every organization,” she said.
She finds a role model in her mother, as she has been the closest specimen to study and has proven to be the true depiction of a strong, African female. “She has taught me to love unconditionally and to smile through pain,” she added.
300 level student of the department of English and literary studies at Ahmadu Bello University, zaria, Temitope Olowoniyan, representing Nigeria did very well to win the second runner up position.
The Miss University Africa Pageant” (MUA) which was founded by Taylor Nazzal , is a non-bikini pageant committed to promoting and celebrating the beauty and innate potentials of students on the African continent. It also provides the winner with a platform, through the Miss University Africa Foundation, to discuss issues of vital social importance and find lasting solutions, reach out to the less privileged and provide assistance.
MUA aims to be one of the most recognized and respected pageants in the world and one that unites African students and the wider African community. Hence, MUA’s overall goal is to discover intelligent and beautiful ladies, unlock their innate potentials, unify university students/youths in Africa and promote African culture.
By: Tolulope ‘Oluflame’