Jennifer Is Miss Legon 2008
Posted on: 2008-Apr-08        Daily Guide
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Twenty-one-year-old Jennifer Afua Appiah last Saturday showed confidence and displayed intellectual acumen to beat a bevy of beauties to this year’s Miss Legon at the National Theatre in Accra.

The highly competitive pageant drew 11 beautiful and intelligent ladies who battled one another for the crown.

In the end, the judges settled on Jennifer Afua Appiah, a first year student of the University of Ghana pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Social Work, Religion and Theatre Arts.

First and second runners-up were Mariam N.D. Abbey, a second year student studying Fine Arts, and Suzie Quagraine also a second year student.

The night was full of real entertainment as performances from the ladies kept the audience on their feet with most screaming their voices hoarse.

The night would have gone without hitches but for the ungentlemanly behaviour of the male students in the audience, whose cat-calls confused some of the competitors.

Ackah and Friends set the tone when they rendered a combination of instrumentals and lyricals with their live band performance.

Other artistes who lived up to their billing were the ever-green Kwabena-Kwabena, who with only a guitar in his hand and conga to back him, sang to the admiration of the audience, while Tinny, Praye and Quata kept the ladies on their feet, singing and dancing along.

Sensational A-Plus, this time took on a different entertainment ‘gown’, unleashing some rib-cracking jokes.

On the pageant itself, the ladies were made to go through a grueling period of nerve-wracking questioning dubbed, “Getting to know you” and then traditional dances.

After the first round, Elizabeth Nana Afra Apea-Danquah, Mariam Abbey, Suzie Quagraine, Jennifer Appiah and Sophia Asamoah qualified to move on to the next.

Those who could not make the mark were Maame Adwubi Adubofuor, Clara Boadu Ofori Appiah, Elizabeth Kuukua Apprey, Catherine Mary Austin, Margaret Efua Mansah Quayson, Samata Shanni Mahama and Naa Djama Glover.

The pageant was later reduced to a contest between Jennifer and Mariam, and when the judges made their declaration, Jennifer was crowned Miss Legon 2008 amid cheers and applause.

The show was sponsored by Kencity Media Ltd, operators of Net2 Television and National Agenda newspaper, whose Chief Executive Officer Hon. Kennedy Ohene Adjapong gave all the contestants GH¢500 each.

For her prize, Jennifer took home some cash, a laptop computer, a fully connected mobile phone, hampers, attachment at Net2 TV and other mouth-watering prizes including a trip to South Africa.

The first and second runners-up took home laptop computers, mobile phones, hampers, attachment at Net2 TV and other prizes.