By Jacqine Bondzi
Nana Ama Agyeiwaa, 20, this year’s Eastern Regional delegate of Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2010, has been crowned winner of the beauty pageant, succeeding Nasara, who represented the Northern Region in Season Three 2009.
Last Sunday November 21, 2010, at the National Theatre, the 20-year-old, who comes from Akyem-Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana, defied all odds to wrestle the prestigious crown from her three other contenders.
Bambi, from the Central Region, Chaana from the Upper West Region, and Asibi from the Upper East Region, after several rounds of competitive performances, could not get the nod of the public, via votes.
Ama, who earlier said in her project that she would champion education and career, had the majority of votes in a keenly-contested show.
For her prize, she drove home a Kia Picanto car, and a wardrobe from GTP Nustyle every month for one year, and GH¢5,000.
Bambi, who represented the Central Region, took the first runner up, attracting GH¢4,500 and a wardrobe from GTP Nustyle every month for three months, with some other souvenirs from the sponsors.
Asibi, from the Upper East Region, was the second runner up, and walked home with GH¢3,500, and a wardrobe from GTP Nustyle every month for three months.
Chaana, from the Upper West Region, did her best, but came fourth after the collation of votes. She took home GH¢2,500 and a hamper from Cowbell.
Indeed, all six finalists proved themselves worthy of the crown. They gave out spectacular performances, including catwalks and modelling sessions with the help of some male models, regional dances from the respective regions, promoted their regions to investors, and were also tested on general knowledge by the judges.
The resident judges, Linda Ampah and Efo Kojo Mawugbe, as well as a guest judge, Nana Akua Okyeremaa 1, Queenmother of the Aburi traditional area, were around to comment and question the ladies on general knowledge.
Some of the ladies had it easy answering the questions, whilst others found some difficulties. In all, the judges were impressed with Ama’s responses.
After Ama was declared the winner, some queenmothers of Aburi, who came around to grace the occasion, took to the streets around the National Theatre, singing ‘jama’ songs to register their happiness, and also show appreciation for Ama’s performance.
The night could not have been successful without live musical performances from Nana Boro, Slim Buster, Okyeame Kwame, Sherifa, and Akosua Agyapong. Others comprised of Kess, Joe, Lee and Chris, all of Mentor fame, and many more.
On the whole, it was a great event that would always be remembered by lots of Ghanaians.