Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – November 25, 2023 — The winners of the Miss Sierra Leone 2023 pageant, held at the prestigious Country Lodge Hotel in Freetown, were officially presented with their well-deserved prizes by Natalia, the CEO of Transnational DStv Sierra Leone.
In a glamorous ceremony, each triumphant contestant was bestowed with a complete DStv package, inclusive of a full subscription, courtesy of Natalia. The celebratory event commenced with a warm welcome address by Madam Ajara Bomah, setting the tone for an evening of recognition and glamour.
Adding to the significance of the occasion, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, represented by Minister Nabeela Tunis, shared remarks that underscored the importance of the Miss Sierra Leone platform in promoting the nation’s cultural heritage and tourism.
Cash prizes were presented by Isha Mansaray, while the Miss Sierra Leone Ltd Board officially conferred additional prizes upon Daisy Abdulai, Adel Caroline Jusu, and the other remarkable contestants who graced the pageant.
The crowning moment unfolded as Madam Mariama Dumbuya gracefully handed over the crown to the newly anointed queen, Daisy Princess Abdulai, symbolizing the commencement of her regal reign. AYV’s Chief Operating Officer, Messeh Leone, and several distinguished guests added grandeur to the event, which culminated in a heartfelt Vote of Thanks delivered by Jenneh Amara Bangali.
Daisy Abdulai, hailing from Moyamba district, is now poised to represent Sierra Leone at the international stage as she gears up for the Miss World pageant. Her coronation took place at the Bintumani Conference Centre on September 21st, 2023, with the global broadcast of the event on AYV DStv Channel 399.
Adel Caroline Jusu of Bo district secured the first runner-up position, while Mabinty Mansaray of Koinadugu district was announced as the second runner-up. The newly crowned Miss Sierra Leone 2023 not only received a brand new car and a substantial cash prize but also earned a year-long monthly stipend and the esteemed honour of representing Sierra Leone at the upcoming Miss World competition. The event was a dazzling showcase of beauty, talent, and cultural pride, leaving a lasting mark on the pageant’s illustrious history. MJB/26/11/2023