When it comes to secondary schools in Ghana, competitions have always been fierce, regardless what it is being competed in. From inter college sports contests to debates, quizzes and even impacts in society after school, the pride that comes with winning against a particular school, especially when there is rivalry between them, cannot be overemphasized.
Miss Malaika Ghana has over the year’s proven to be one of the most respected, most consistent and most rewarding pageants in Ghana with many a young lady looking forward to either following or partaking.
Even though it basically is a competition among individual ladies, your authoritative, entertainmentgh.com couldn’t help but take a quick dig at which secondary school in Ghana is in a comfortable lead or rather, has provided the most queens since the very first edition in 2003.
It has been 14 editions of Miss Malaika, which means 14 queens have been crowned so far. Our research indicates that Wesley Girls Senior High School and Achimota School which have been touted as two of the best educational institutions in the country sit high at the top with 3 queens each to their credits.
Here is how the details play out;
From Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast, Thelma Tawiah won the maiden edition of Miss Malaika Ghana in 2003 followed by Laurie Naa Lamile Lawson in 2007 and Naa Oyoe Quartey in 2013.
Ahead of Laurie’s win in 2007 however, Achimota School’s Hamamat Montia set the record as the youngest ever delegate (at age 18) to win the pageant in 2006, beating runners up Alisa and Miskelly alongside 7 other finalists to the coveted crown. The Motowners would however lose the crown until 2010 and retain it in 2011 with Ama Nettey and Geraldine Patington respectively.
Then comes St. Mary’s Secondary School with 2 queens each in Melissa Mensah (2004) and Bridget Sharon Cofie (2012).
At par with St. Mary’s is Holy Child School from Cape Coast also with 2 queens in Tamara Dzomeku (2008) who simply handed over to yet another product of her alma mater, Gezelle Addai in 2009.
Like in the music space, Miss Malaika Ghana also has its share of one hit wonders starting with Archbishop Porter Girls, whose Patricia Akuamoah won the crown in 2005. Also with a queen each, Chemu Secondary, Ghana National College and Krobo Girls are the most recent to inherit the crown in Eirene Binabiba (2014), Kukuwa Korsah (2015) and Leah Brown (2016) respectively.
With the journey towards the crowning of a new queen in 2017 just about starting, one could only wonder which school joins the list of queens on Ghana’s biggest, most consistent and most rewarding beauty reality TV show, Miss Malaika Ghana. Tag your queen now to #Malaika2017!
The auditions for the 2017 Miss Malaika pageant will be held at the TOMREIK Hotel at East Legon, this Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10am.