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Miss Black Africa now Miss Africa GB (Great Britain)

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AFP Organisers of Miss Black Africa beauty pageant in the United Kingdom, have announced that the name of the pageant has been changed to Miss Africa GB (Great Britain).

Dele Onabowu, who signed the statement o behalf of Miss Africa GB Pageant Ltd, said:

“This is to notify all our current and prospective Queens, stakeholders, press, cherished sponsors and aspiring contestants that the name Miss Black Africa UK has been changed and is henceforth known and operates as MISS AFRICA GREAT BRITAIN!!”

He said the need to change was to expand the sphere and purpose of the pageant and also to satisfy “our teeming followers and members of the public, some who often misconstrue the inclusion of the word ‘Black’ in our previous name.

“We wish to inform you all that the previous name ‘Miss Black Africa’ served to express the South Saharan Region of Africa which the pageant previously covered.

However due to our success over the past four years and the quest to expand our continuous empowerment of young women from Africa descent living in and outside of Africa, the organization has now altered its name and identity to fall in line with our current purpose, aims and objectives.

“Thus Miss Black Africa UK shall henceforth be known, called and identified as MISS AFRICA, GREAT BRITAIN. The change will widen the scope of the contest and be able to also extend our humanitarian services to all parts of Africa and Great Britain instead of the South Saharan region only.”

Onabowu further stated that “all former documents, intellectual property rights and notices, engagements, contracts shall remain valid in so far as the name change affects such.

“We thank you very much for your opinions and subsequent understanding. We thank all our current and prospective sponsors and are glad to announce that our scope is wider and so will the benefits to be accrued for being a part of this project.

“A special thank you to our main sponsor Ethiopian Airlines. They operate flights to almost every African destination at extremely affordable prices.”

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