Raimi Mojisola emerges Miss Intercontinental Africa
It was a fiesta of smiles and cheers, as Raimi Mojisola, reigning Miss Port Harcourt City Intercontinental, clinched the position of Miss Intercontinental Africa at the just concluded 50th edition of the Miss Intercontinental Pageant in Egypt.
The beauty queen beat 76 other contenders to clinch the title, becoming the second Nigerian to emerge champion, after Bianca Ojukwu won the title in 1989.
“I feel fulfilled being the Miss Intercontinental Africa, I’ve always wanted to make a change and I saw the opportunity and grabbed it as it came,” Mojisola told Weekend Beats.
“Like I’ve always said, part of the reasons I did compete in this pageant is to prove to young Nigerian/African girls that you can be whatever you want to be with hard work and persistence. Keep pushing your dreams.”
Also speaking on expectations, she said: “It’s been a really long while since the miss intercontinental crown came home to Nigeria, so it’s a really big win for me, my organisation Miss Intercontinental Nigeria and my country and I don’t plan on taking that for granted so I would take on the duties of being a miss intercontinental Africa to touch lives and makes a change where I can.”
On her aspirations going further, Raimi avowed, “My aspirations pageantry wise is to build a community of strong African women that will be a force in the pageant industry, changing the narrative with their charitable cause and enterprising skills.”
The Nigerian National Director of Miss Intercontinental Nigeria, Anita Igoni while speaking on the win said that it was well deserved following the due process and transparency by the organisers.