Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In a landmark moment transcending both culture and industry norms, Ishmael Brima Koroma, the CEO of Neeks Fashion, left a lasting mark on the global stage as he became the first Sierra Leonean and the inaugural black individual to grace the role of judge at the Miss Africa Malaysia 2023 Grand Finale.
The event, held on 25th November, 2023, at the opulent Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur, PJ, not only showcased Koroma’s entrepreneurial prowess but also highlighted the transformative power of diversity in the realm of beauty pageants.
Koroma’s participation as a judge drew not only local attention but also resonated globally, with the embassies of Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe actively participating in the celebration.
Their presence emphasized the event’s role as a melting pot of cultures, reinforcing the notion that Miss Africa Malaysia 2023 is not merely a competition but a platform fostering international unity.
The dynamic presence of beauty queens from diverse backgrounds added an extra layer of richness to the evening, symbolizing the global impact of Koroma’s achievement.
In an inspiring and heartfelt statement, Ishmael Brima Koroma urged his fellow Sierra Leoneans to be architects of change in their own lives. His words echoed a sentiment of empowerment, encouraging aspiring talents not only from Sierra Leone but the broader black community to break barriers and redefine societal expectations. PSN/2/12/2023