Organisers of the Miss Deaf pageant had no cash prizes before the pageant and tried to raise some cash from well-wishers in the crowd and only got $26. The money was later shared among the three winners and each walked away with $8.50 and hampers from Oceane Perfumes.
Chiedza Hukuimwe was crowned for Miss Deaf 2017 will represent the country at Miss Deaf World in July in Czech Republic and Miss Deaf Africa in South Africa. As part of her reign, Hukuimwe will work with other deaf girls, as motivator and a voice for social responsibility. Ruth Mukome (24), was voted first princess while 21-year-old Natasha Sibanda was crowned the second princess in the beauty pageant which ran under the theme, ‘Beauty with Silent Voice’. Miss Personality crown went to Thandynkosi Sibanda.
The event was held at LongChen Plaza Mall with ZiFM’s bubbly Rebecca Muchenje and dancer John Cole as hosts of the ceremony. Angeline Matambudziko was the interpreter for the night. Edgar’s stylist Marshal Maliluka, award-winning singer Willis Wataffi and choreographer Edric Godzongere were the judges of the pageant.
Willis Afrika Wataffi is a popular afro-fusion artiste and the founder of the Qaya foundation Mentorship Initiatives. Wataffi gained notoriety when he was the lead singer of the multi-award winning group Afrika Revenge. Wattafi, who wrote most of the popular Afrika Revenge songs such as... Read More About Willis Wataffi
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