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Miss Black Africa UK finalists say no to child brides

Thirty Miss Black Africa UK finalists have backed the #ChildNotBride campaign in Nigeria.

The beauty queens from 17 African countries, are in the finals of the Miss Black Africa UK beauty pageant which will take place on 5th October 2013 at the Royal Regency Hall, London.

The founder Dele Onabowu, who is from Nigeria, explained that the problem of Child Brides isn’t just a Nigerian phenomenon but a widespread Global epidemic that has always existed but was ignored.  

The young ladies, though from different countries are all unified in the campaign against child brides.

Miss Black Africa is open to young women from sub-Saharan Africa (Black Africa) that are resident in the UK.

The Miss Black Africa UK pageant aims to give young African girls born or living in the United Kingdom a platform to showcase not only their beauty but most importantly their culture, talent and creativity.

The pageant is highly competitive and seeks to bring out those leadership qualities in women. The winner becomes a goodwill ambassador for Miss Black Africa, charged with designing and implementing a charity program based on their Pageant Platform. 

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