This was announced on Sunday at a grand finale held inside the Grand Arena of the AICC in Accra, Ghana, as monitored by PlugTimes.com.
It also follows thirteen (13) weeks of the exhibition of culture, heritage and traditions by delegates representing the sixteen (16) regions of Ghana, respectively.
At the grand finale, the winner Ekua faced stiff competition from four (4) other delegates, which include Enam (Volta Region), Serwaa (Ashanti Region), Ayisha (Upper East Region), and Saah (Western North Region).
She took home the crown, car, and a cash prize of GHc10,000.
Enam and Serwaa emerged as the first and second runners-up, respectively. Saah placed fourth (4th), while Ayisha also emerged fifth (5th).
The august ceremony saw performances from the Ghana Dance Ensemble, Wulomei Band, Dope Nation, and Adina.
Judges for the night were Linda Ampah, Yoofi Brew and guest judge Samantha Wuta-Ofei.
More so, present at the event were some past queens of the pageant; and reigning GMB 2018 winner Abena delivered the ‘State of GMB’ address.
The grand finale which saw a number of chiefs and queen mothers in their numbers, to support their regional contestants began with an energetic opening performance from the finalists and Ghana Dance Ensemble.
This followed up with a debate over the motion “should Africans be compensated for the slave trade period?”
Ayisha argued that Africa must be compensated because slave trade was brutal and horrific, and the enslavement of Africans was cruel, exploitative, and dehumanizing. Serwaa also argued for a compensation. According to her, the period radically impaired Africa’s potential to develop economically and maintain its social and political stability.
For Enam, despite leaving the African continent underdeveloped, disorganized, and vulnerable, Africans need not be compensated. Both Saah and Ekua also argued against the compensation of Africans, with respective to the slave trade.
The fashion show also saw the contestants model in their respective African print casual wear.
Source: Yaw Sarpong | PlugTimes.com