Entertainment of 2014-06-13

Pamela Lilybox wins Ghana-Nigeria University Pageant

Miss Pamela Lilybox, 19, a student of the Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana, emerged winner of the Miss Ghana versus Nigeria University Pageant, organised by the Institute of Leadership and Management in Education.

Ms. Lilybox came top among 15 other contestants after three sessions of modeling, exhibition of talent and question and answers.

The crowned queen put up a spectacular performance and exhibited her talent by acting in various scenes relating to the challenges hindering the development of the African continent, and the possible ways to solve them.

She was awarded a return ticket to South Africa, an educational scholarship, a laptop, cosmetics and a certificate, besides Verna Mineral Water sponsorship for all her upcoming projects.

In an interview with Ghana News Agency, she expressed excitement and said the win would encourage her to pursue her dreams of becoming a motivational speaker.

The crowned queen is expected to spear-head an educational campaign called “Uni Ladies Career Development Train,” which will move from one university to the other with industry experts in various professions to engage university ladies in seminars on career development.

Ms. Victoria Chigozirim Onyeagbo, 19, who represented the Mountcrest University College, received an LED television set, educational scholarship and cosmetics for the 1st runner-up position.

Ms. Luisa Yayra Ziorklui, 22, a student of the Accra Polytechnic, as the 2nd runner-up grabbed an educational scholarship and cosmetics. She also won three special awards; Most confident, Most Eloquent and Outstanding talent, and Best African Wear.

Mr. Roland Diamond, Event Co-ordinator for the Pageant, said the event would be held annually with the aim to empower ladies in the various universities.

He stated that the pageant also aims at promoting the cultural uniqueness of the two competing countries, adding that there are many Nigerian students in Ghana, and this is a sign to other African countries that we could live together.

Mr. Diamond said the pageant, which brings together beauty, intelligence and entertainment, would add an intellectual touch to beauty pageants.

He, therefore, advised ladies in the tertiary institutions to build careers outside their disciplines in school.

He expressed his gratitude to sponsors as well as the media for contributing towards the success of the event.