GABORONE, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Miss Independence Botswana 2020 Queen, Olebeng Moje will represent the southern African country in the Miss Africa Calabar beauty pageant to be held in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria on December 30.
In an interview on Monday in Gaborone, the director of Miss Independence Botswana, Gaonyafale Phuti said Moje has left the country on Dec. 22 and will battle for the crown with other contestants from other African nations.
Phuti said due to the COVID-19 safety measures, the pageant will be held partly virtual and partly live, saying contestants and a panel of judges would be live from one place while the audience will connect through different virtual platforms.
Phuti further said the purpose of the pageant is to appreciate, showcase, and celebrate different cultural aspects from different African countries.
She further urged the local community to keep voting for Moje, saying public votes in this pageant are crucial as they enable the contestants to be among the top three. Enditem