And Presenting…. (DRUMROLL) …………………. MR GHANA 2012
The event is officially up And Running!
Here on our Me FiRi Ghana Blog we featured an article, Titled;
‘Mr Ghana: What happened???’. – http://mefirighana.com/blog/?p=1599
The article expressed the voice of I, in which I presented to our audience why exactly male beauty pageants were not as popular in comparison to women, and that since we have a ‘Miss Ghana’, then an opportunity for a ‘Mr Ghana’ should also be given to our ‘Ghanaian young males’ equally.
Well now we ‘Me FiRi GHANA‘ are proud to say that, MR GHANA UK 2012 we’ll be bought to us by their two Beautiful and intelligent founders; ‘Lily Asante‘ together with ‘Ellen Tetteh‘.
Below is a interview taken by ‘ASKAOEGE‘, whom themselves interviewed ‘Lily Asante’ one of the founders of ‘MR Ghana 2012’, within the interview she explains deeply her reasons for why she created the ‘Mr Ghana’, and much more.
Interview By ASKAOEGE,
Who Is Lily Asante?
Lily AMA Asante is a Young student of Ghanaian heritage, born and raised in Germany, Hamburg, lily has always been a very big fan of her culture. Whenever she had the chance she could represent her culture in the best of ability. She moved to London in 2007 and has been living here eve since. Studying Event and management at the University Of Bedfordshire Lily has decided to do something to give back to her community. Mr Ghana UK has been founded by lily Asante together with her friend Ellen Tetteh who is also a young student from London.
What was the main reason for creating MR Ghana UK ?
There has been a great demand for MR Ghana UK (beauty Pageant) in the British Ghanaian community. Miss Ghana UK which has been a successful event for many years founded by Akwaaba has set the standard for us. The reason why we want to do a Mr Ghana UK, is because we want to give Ghanaian men the chance to represent their country just like the young women. Another reason for MR Ghana UK is to give back to the charities in Ghana. Giving young children Ghana the chance to start up a proper life even without parents. Nothing is impossible and everyone deserves a chance.
What motivated you to this initiative?
Mr Ghana is an annual male beauty pageant with the vision to highlight and acknowledged the talent and beauty within the young men of Ghanaian decent, living in the UK. My main motivation came from when I made a visit to Germany/ Hamburg and I heard my cousin Terry Osei has been crowned Mr Ghana Germany. It really was nice to see young men do something for their culture. It touched me to see how well he was doing and I decided I wanted that for the UK too. I mean it is sad enough to see how all these young black boys waste their lives on the streets. We are better than that and it’s about time to see that too.
What do you hope to achieve from this event?
The mission MR Ghana is to provide entertainment, knowledge and better understanding of the Ghanaian history and to highlight Ghana’s rich and cultural heritage, while placing emphasis on Ghanaian attributes both in the UK and abroad. It will also help those young Ghanaian males to stay away from streets and crime, it will encourage them to focus on something more important.
What are you looking in for your in your MR Ghana UK?
What we are looking for are, well apart from being Ghanaian decent (one or both parents), being between 18-25 years and having a knowledge about Ghana, there is nothing else a Mr Ghana UK needs we can’t help them learn. There are a few other requirements which will be on the application form but as long as you have the above you stand a good chance.
THE PROCES OF THE EVENT?
The process of the event completion will be:
1. Fill in application form from January 2012
2. If you get through you will be invited to the auditions.
3. The 3rd part will then be the finale to which everyone is invited.
(Date and venue to be confirmed)
In between those steps there will be activities (e.g charity, volunteering, rehearsals ect). In which contestants will have to take part in. The winner will be crowned as MR Ghana UK 2012, for a year on the day of the finale. Prizes for 1st and 2nd runner up will be handed out on the day too.
On the event day there will be different aspects of the Ghanaian culture the contestants will broadcast. But that’s a surprise for the audience and we don’t want to spoil that do we. (Laughs)
Who are the judges?
The judges will be announced on the day the invitations will be sent out until, then it’s all *hush hush* but I can say one thing they are well known and will not disappoint.
Well, well, well, for now all I can really say is congratulations and well done to the two founders for creating a wonderful idea, and really they have created an opportunity for young Ghanaian males out there who can now look into the idea, and build on it, and receive knowledge, and other benefits from it.
An Event not to be missed.