"Miss Black" competition took place in Karlsruhe at the Badnerlandhalle on the 26th of
July 2003. The hall was decorated with African woven straw
baskets placed effectively on the corners of the stage and African
batiks lying across the tables. A combination of African music and
intricate lights provided a typical atmosphere of African party.
The occasion started with the organizer, Patricia O. Fouda,
welcoming the guests and introducing the star moderator, Mola Adebisi.
Mola got down to business by calling on the contestants to take the
stage and show their beauty. A Jury comprising of African top
celebrities including Tausi Likokola (top model), Anthony Baffoe
Ekpenyong (executive member of ADEFRA), Aline
Chakam (Doctorate candidate at the University of Karlsruhe) and Imane
ayissi (fashion designer) had the difficult task of awarding points that would eventually lead to selecting the
winner of Miss Black – Germany 2003.
whole beauty show was well balanced with interludes of
group and solo performances resulting in guests applauding and
journalists recording the event on cameras and videos. With typical
African creativity, improvisation was immediately made whenever
necessary in the program. There were 26 contestants in all. By the end
of the fourth round of beauty parade and solo performances, there were
only 6 contestants left. The 6 beauty contestants were then privileged to do the catwalk in evening dresses designed by Imane Ayissi. All 6
contestants gracefully presented their beauties, which made it even
harder for the juries to select a winner. Finally, the decision was made
and Jill Asemota was crowned Miss Black-Germany with a great applause
from everyone. The after show party was declared open by Mola and the
singer Grace Decca took the stage. The dancing floor heated up and
remained joyfully hot until 04:00 the next day.
the photos gallery of Miss Black-Germany 2003