Burundi’s political capital Gitega is set to host for the first time Miss Ngoma a beauty pageant before the end of this year, the beauty contest aims at presenting beauty and bright women in the province.
“It aims at sensitizing women to Burundian culture, fostering and promoting the culture,” said Ménédore Ndayikengurukiye one of the officials of Ingoma Event’s Organization.
Every lady or woman aged between 18-25 will be eligible for the competition and at least one of the competitor’s parents have to be native and lives in Gitega.
According to Marjolaine Nyagasani the event manager, the enrolment started this September 1 and will last for one month period as the first selection of models is set to be on October 9, 2020 where 30 candidates will be nominated for the next stage and 11 out of them will be finalists.
The event comes after two parallel events were hosted in Ngozi and Kayanza province, both events Miss Kugasaka and Miss Kayanza hosted earlier this year raised eyebrows of how the participants were treated, and awarded.
“For the concern of prizes that was raised recently, it will not happen again. Miss Ingoma will be awarded a car. In addition, one of her projects will be funded for a one year period,” said Marjolaine Nyagasani.
Every province in Burundi has its own uniqueness as Gitega is home to the Royal Drums associated with its dance ‘Umurisho’ which has become the symbol of the country.
The Burundi Royal Drums is now a national emblem that portrays the identity of Burundi and has been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage in November 2014 in Paris.