Boise hosting Miss Africa Idaho 2019 for the first time Saturday

Posted at 9:58 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 11:58:46-04

BOISE, Idaho — Six young ladies will be competing for the title of Miss Africa Idaho 2019 this Saturday. It's being held in Boise for the first time in the program's six year history.

The event serves as a cultural education scholarship program, aimed at promoting the diverse African culture, providing education scholarship opportunities for young African women studying in the United States, and educating the general public of Africa's rich cultural heritage. Miss Africa Idaho gives young African women the opportunity to share their culture, their pride, their accomplishments, and their platform. Contestants are able to gain self-empowering experience and scholarships through the program.

Competing this year, Miss Somali Idaho: Naimo Talaso, Miss Nigeria Idaho: Ifunanyachukwu Thelma Anih, Miss Rwanda Idaho: Anna Mugongo, Miss Liberia Idaho: Joetta Julugbeh, Miss Kenya Idaho: Kyanna Mcafee, Miss DR Congo: Christelle Igihozo.

The program features dance, traditional outfits, a talent portion, and formal wear. The contestants will also wear a dress of their own design featuring the colors of the flag from the region they're representing.

Saturday's program starts at 6 p.m. It's being held at the Borah High School Auditorium. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. The winner will be crowned at 8:30 Saturday night.