Precious Okoye, a Nigerian model, has won the Miss Africa 2022 beauty pageant, which was held in Calabar, Cross River State.

Precious took the crown on Tuesday, ahead of Poelano Mothisi from Lesotho, who emerged 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up, Tina Haimbala from Namibia.

The event, which was held on the 27th of December, 2022, had more than 20 contestants and many dignitaries across Africa and beyond.

Precious’s victory at Miss Africa Calabar makes her the first Nigerian to wear the crown.

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In her remarks, Precious expressed overwhelming gratitude to everyone, supporters, her family, fellow contestants and organizers for playing a vital role in making her dreams come true.

She said, “I feel overwhelmed being crowned Miss Africa, as this has always been what I wanted for my modelling career. The platform will enable me to tell my story, empower the youths and fly my country’s flag with so much pride and I cannot wait to put in all my best to make you all proud.”

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