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Meet contestant Mary of Mr and Miss East Africa UK 2010

Contestant Mary wants to sponsor a child from Forever Angels Baby Home in Tanzania with the prize money, will she get your support?

My name is Mary Muthoni, a 20 year old student at Kingston University studying Forensic Science. I represent Kenya in this contest. I am also a part-time play-worker at a primary school. My hobbies are dancing, cat-walking, basketball, voluntary work, baby sitting and attending gospel concerts.

I would like people to support me to win this prestigious title as I like getting involved with good causes. By taking part in this show, I will be helping to raise funds the less privileged children so they can have a better life.

I f I win, I would like to invest the prize money in establishing a performing arts centre in Kenya and eventually other parts of East Africa. I will also be a permanent sponsor of a specific child from the official charity of this year’s Mr and Miss East Africa UK, Forever angels baby home in Tanzania; so I will start by investing my winnings on the child.

Please buy your advance voting tickets and come and cast your votes for me live at Central Hall Westminster on 3rd July.

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Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK on the search for their opening number

Documentary maker Victoria, getting to know the positive side of Africa and Africans

In every well organised beauty pageant the opening number is the song that gets the whole pageant started with lots of excitement from the audience and the contestants. The search for Mr and Miss East Africa UK opening song has begun with great choices of songs ranging from hit single Yori Yori by Bracket, Radio and Weasel, Tinchy Stryder, Pass Out by Chris Brown, Nomakhanjani by Brenda Fassie and many more.

Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK would like your help in picking the right opening number for the main contest Grand National Finals on 3rd July at Central Hall Westminster, London. Countries represented in the contest in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland and Djibouti.

Winners of Mr and Miss East Africa UK will be chosen by the judges and the audience who will cast their vote on the night. Winners will walk away with cash prizes to assist them with their business ventures.

Send your opening song suggestion to info@misseastafrica.co.uk for a chance to win a ticket to the Grand National Finals.

Meanwhile these are some of the songs that have been suggested:

Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK to have a record number of judges

Tanzanian star Ali Kiba looking sharp at the launch of Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK 2010

Beauty pageants are mostly associated with good causes however Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK pageants have raised the standard and are making history by not only supporting good causes and being voices for East African children but creating entrepreneurs too. They will be the first beauty pageants promoting beauty, philanthropy and entrepreneurship.

The pageants which launched on 27th February at a live party with a jubilant crowd in London at club Valentino with electrifying performances from Ali Kiba, Myco Chris, Lil P and Jean Brown promises to set much higher standards this year.   The grand finals will take place on 3rd July at Central Hall Westminster, London.

Founder of Mr/Miss East Africa UK Pauline Long at the London Launch

With contestants from East Africa already registering in large numbers, the competition is set to be tight right from the beginning. Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK live auditions for male and female contestants which also begun on Saturday 27th February are set to carry on for the next few weeks. Contestants from the following East African countries are expected to take part in the contest; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Somaliland and Djibouti.

The 2010 contest seems to have many interesting twists as they have also introduced a system whereby the judging and the decision on who will win will not only depend on the panel of 10 judges but the audience too.  It will be an equally shared decision between both parties.

Fans at the launch fell in love with the very humble Ali Kiba

Founder Pauline Long explained, “The panel of 10 judges will only consist of successful entrepreneurs who can share their success tips with the young East African contestants who are striving to become entrepreneurs. I introduced this concept because it’s an entrepreneurs’ world and young East Africans could do with being mentored on how to start their businesses. As the winners will walk away with cash prizes of £2000 each, they will need to invest this money in their existing businesses or new businesses; with this responsibility they will need tips from the panel of judges”.

Meanwhile the team is hard at work organising Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK monthly events with the first one taking place on 27th March at famous Club Volts. The public event dubbed as Mr and Miss East Africa UK Red and Black Party for Haiti will be raising money for Haiti charity UHUK.

Hiphop artist Lil P entertaining the guests

Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK 2010 team

Guests at the lauch

Rwandan musician Jean Brown and Ugandan musician Freddie

Guests at the launch

Guests at the launch

Beautiful guests at the launch

Confidence Models boss was in attendance

Ugandan RnB star Myco Chris

For more information on Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK 2010 auditions and monthly themes events visit: www.misseastafrica.co.uk

Email: info@misseastafrica.co.uk

registration@misseastafrica.co.uk

Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK 2010 back with support for entrepreneurs

MR EAST AFRICA UK AND MISS EAST AFRICA UK

The sought after Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK beauty pageants that set the standard for most pageants are back in full swing this time with a much bigger audience capacity on 3rd July 2010 at the Central Hall Westminster, Great Hall which is situated in the heart of London on 3rd July 2010. The contestants of this year’s competition are expected to showcase more than just beauty but entrepreneurial skills. The winners will walk away with cash prizes to help them with their business ventures.

However, Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK 2010 launch and auditions will take place on 27th February 2010 at the new club Valentino in Tottenham with special performances from East African finest artists Ali Kiba of Tanzania, Myco Chris of Uganda, Jean Brown of Rwanda and many more. With the above names, be sure to be well and truly entertained on the night.

Shout Campaign feed the street children in Kampala, UGANDA

Following their usual custom of giving back, the beauty pageants that promote beauty, philanthropy and entrepreneurship will be donating a considerable fraction of profits from the main event to East African children’s charities and Haiti. Some of the proceeds will also go towards their SHOUT CAMPAIGN (feed the street children programme).

This year’s event has been supported and endorsed by various companies including Jungle Dream, Dubwise Promotions, Deroots Promotions, UGpulse.com, Msanii Music, Club Volt, The Afro News and many more. Award-winning celebrity hairstylist Verona White with clients like Katie Price (Jordan), June Sarpong and Trisha Goddard has the glamorous job of styling Miss East Africa UK contestants.

Founder Pauline Long said, “As there’s prize money for winners to help them with their business ventures, we have set a higher standard this year with a judging panel of all successful entrepreneurs to help lay a foundation for young East African contestants who want to establish successful businesses. For the first time in the history of beauty pageants the audience will share a split decision with the judges on who the winners will be”

For more information and updates on Monthly Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK 2010 themed events visit: www.misseastafrica.co.uk

East African star Ali Kiba to headline at the launch of Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK 2010

Tanzanian Star Ali Kiba to perform at launch

Ali Kiba is definitely no stranger to international stardom; he’s currently embarking on his UK tour which includes performances at the grand launch of Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK at the new trendy club Valentino in Tottenham, London on 27th February. The East African star who is known for his electrifying stage presence has over the years gained fans beyond the East African community. Fans at the launch of the two prestigious pageants are looking forward to dancing to his hit singles Cinderella, Nakshi, Nakshi, Mac Muga, Karim amongst others.

For more information on the grand launch of Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK 2010 email ed@misseastafrica.co.uk or call 07511385337 / 07944456643 / 07771122531 / 07956671176

Ali Kiba will be live at Club Valentino.

Date: 27th February 2010

Time:  9pm-5am

Address: 750 Tottenham High Road, London. N17 0AL

Club Valentino is next to Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium