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Through the years, Miss Goodwill Ambassador Africa beauty pageant has become a household name in Africa. The pageant has set a pace for the discovery of talented humanitarians and beauty Queens across the continent.
Just last year in November 2020, a new Queen emerged saddled with the responsibility of uniting Africa through the provision of humanitarian services for the less privileged people across the continent.
Her name is Blessing Otunsha Ogeriya, she is from Nasarawa State of Nigeria, and in this exclusive interview she opens up on her future ambitions.
Queen Blessing was crowned Miss Goodwill Ambassador Africa 2020, via a unanimous online vote at Sheraton Hotel Abuja. An event that had contestants from Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon, Zambia, Benin, and other African countries.
Due to Covid-19 precautions, selection for the winner of the beauty pageant was done online after votes were cast and the finalists were selected for the grand finale, which saw the new Queen emerge.
Interestingly, while others are wishing for gold and diamond, this young talented Queen wishes to become the first female President of Nigeria.
Introduce yourself and tell us a brief background of yourself
My name is Blessing Otunsha Ogeriya also known as Teesha.
I am from Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, and a student of English at Nasarawa State University Keffi
I am 20 years old, 6ft tall, I weigh 68kg, and I am the current Miss Goodwill ambassador Africa 2020.
What is Miss Goodwill Ambassador Africa All About?
Miss Goodwill ambassador Africa is a beauty pageant that showcases the physical aspects of a woman to her society. It’s a continental pageant that brings Africans together. It promotes humanity, peace, Good governance, and above all it units Africa.
What would you say made you stand out from other contestants?
I was completely real and I believed in myself. My personality, passion, mission as an African woman made me stand out from other contestants.
Tell us about the challenges you experienced and how you overcame them.
I faced a lot of challenges as a result of the stigma attached to pageants. I got a lot of discouragement from both family and friends.
Only a few people believed in me and encouraged me, so I had to be my motivator, it was not easy for me, but thank God it paid off in the end.
Who would you say is your role model?
My Role model is Dashauna Barber the first soldier to become Miss USA, and Angel Twani my sister and inspiration.
Now that you have been crowned Miss Goodwill Ambassador Africa what are your duties and the benefits attached to this portfolio?
My duties as Miss Goodwill ambassador Africa is to become a good positive Role model to everyone and live by example.
My duties are to impact, inspire, strengthen, educate, and motivate the world by implementing programs, creating awareness, giving out a voice to the voiceless, and helping the less privileged.
Most especially, my duty is to inspire young girls in Nigeria, Africa, and beyond.
Are you currently in a relationship, engaged or searching?
I am single and searching.
Who is your celebrity crush?
My celebrity crush is Derrick Monasterio a Filipino actor.
What is your favorite food, hobbies, and how do you relax and enjoy your leisure time?
My favourite food is Singapore rice and chicken, fried yam, and egg sauce. I love singing and dancing.
I love putting a smile on people’s faces.
If you had one wish, what would that be?
I will wish to become the first female president of the federal republic of Nigeria.