Ama wins Miss Malaika Ghana, 2010
Posted on: 2010-Oct-17        Joy fm
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Nineteen-year-old Ama Nettey has been adjudged Miss Malaika Ghana 2010. The University of Ghana Geology student beat nine other delegates to win the coveted crown of Miss Malaika Ghana 2010 in the early hours of Sunday.

Ama who consistently got the crowd on its feet throughout the finale was very grateful to God and her fans for winning the crown. For her prize she took home a KIA Cerato Saloon car, a GH¢4,800 annual salary courtesy MTN, a GH¢15,000 promotional contract with MTN, GH¢1,200 worth MTN talk time, products from ABC wax print, a year’s supply of cosmetics and perfumery from Nouvelle Gandour and an international fun trip to Egypt.

For winning the crown, Ama also gets to be the Charity Icon for MTN and a youth ambassador with the Malaria Control Board.

The event which was hosted by Chris Attoh and Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku saw judges Mary-Ann Sakyi, Mrs. Kay Bentsi Enchill, John Dumelo, Paul Adom Otchere and Jackie Appiah asking various questions based on the theme that each delegate came to the podium with.

The event opened with a performance from Praye who dished out songs in their repertoire and heated up the house. There was a performance from Trigmatic who rocked the crowd with songs from his latest album. D-Black featured D-Crime and Kwabena to breathe some fresh life into the show. Other artistes who performed were Nigeria’s Bunky W, popularly known as Mr. Capable and VIP who both set the roof on fire.

Ama got off to an explosive start with her speech on the need to deal with the issue of leprosy in the country. She asserted that after her visit to a leprosarium as part of activities for the pageant, she has gotten to appreciate the torment that people living with the disease go through.

She swept the crowd of its feet with an even more elevating answer to a question as to what she will do about leprosy. Her answer was swift and on point: ‘I will speak to people about it” stressing that sharing information on the disease alone is good enough to kick start a conversation and a concerted action against the stigma and to also provide adequate medical care for individuals who contract the disease.

After the first round, five contestants were selected to vie for the crown. All they had to do was to answer a question posed by Chris Attoh.

Stephanie, Perpetual, Berla, Belinda and Ama, the final five all had to answer the same question while sipping champagne with the lover boy. The question was:

“Who is an African? And what makes you an African? Is it your country, birth or the colour of the skin? Please give details.”

Some of the girls fumbled in an attempt to answer the all-important question. Once again, Ama’s answer stood out. While others said an African should be black or have beliefs and values, Ama maintained that an African does not have to be white or black but one that respects values, loves his or her country and will die for it.

At this point everybody knew who the strong favorite was; Ama. There was virtually no qualms about who was going to wear the crown as the crowd cheered her name.

Stephanie Mensah, a 20-year-old Economics student of the Central University College was adjudged the 1st runner-up. She took home a GH¢2,000 prize money, assorted items from sponsors and a trip to Egypt. Stephanie also won Miss Congeniality for the 12-week reality show.

Berla (Belinda) Addardey, a 22-year-old Level 400 Psychology students of the University of Ghana won the 2nd runners-up position with a GH¢1,500 cash prize, assorted items and a trip to Egypt.

All other delegates also went home with cash prizes and souvenirs from sponsors.