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South Africa’s Lalela Mswane Crowned Miss Supranational 2022

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At the grand coronation ceremony of Miss Supranational 2022, Lalela Mswane of South Africa was crowned the winner by the outgoing queen, Miss Supranational 2021 Chanique Rabe. A total of seventy delegates from across the globe participated in the prestigious international pageant hosted at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheater, Nowy Sącz, Malopolska, Poland.

This year the organization introduced a new crown designed by Ricardo Patraca during the preliminary competition and at the 13th edition of the prestigious pageant for the very first time creating history South Africa has bagged the coveted crown. Lalela is also the first woman of color to win the Miss Supranational title. The star-studded night unfolded with sensational performances by Polish singers Monika Lewczuk, Doda, and Belgian musician Danzel. The hosts for the evening were Anita Nneka Jones and Martin Fitch.

The winning queen’s court includes:

1st Runner-up: Praewwanich Ruangthong of Thailand
2nd Runner-up: Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen of Vietnam
3rd Runner-up: Adinda Cresheilla of Indonesia
4th Runner-up: Ismelys Velasquez of Venezuela

India’s Ritika Khanani made it to the Top 12 after exhibiting a stellar performance and was awarded Miss Supranational Asia and Miss Photogenic titles.

Further in the evening, all the Supra sisters and the entire congregation and judges extended their support to Ukraine and it was indeed an emotional moment as Diana Mironenko of Ukraine spoke about the current situation at the event.

At the gala event, the gorgeous finalists walked the ramp displaying the mesmerizing creative national costumes, and Almendra Castillo O’B of Peru won the Best National Costume Award. Other special awards winners include:

Miss Photogenic: Ritika Khatnani of India
Miss Talent: Alison Black of the Philippines
Miss Supranational Elegance: Sira Sahilli of Turkey
Supra Interview winners: Adinda Cresheilla of Indonesia and Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen of Vietnam
Supra Fan Vote: Roleen Shareh of Kenya
Supra Chat winners: Adinda Cresheilla of Indonesia and Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen of Vietnam
Supra Influencer: Sandrine Yaa Kabore of Ghana
Supra Model of the Year: Kristyna Malirova of the Czech Republic
Miss Congeniality: Jessica Bailey of Canada

The esteemed panel of judges for the grand finale included Mister Supranational 2021 Varo Vargas, Miss Supranational 2021 Chanique Rabe, Miss Supranational 2019 Anntonia Porsild, Miss Supranational 2018 Valeria Vazquez Latorre, Polish singer Doda, and Monika Lewczuk Former beauty queen and model Marcelina Zawadska and the President of the Miss and Mister Supranational organization Gerhard Patzutka Von Lipinski.

Congratulations, Queen!

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Bob Marley’s ‘Stir It Up’ featuring Sarkodie; beautiful work, should be embraced – Bisa Kdei

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Photo: Sarkodie x Bob Marley

Ghanaian highlife musician Bisa Kdei has made an interesting comment on The Bob Marley and the Waillers-Sarkodie feature.

According to the highlife artiste, ‘stir it up’ is a beautiful piece of work which should be embraced.

The musician speaking with Daniel Kweku Dadson, on the Rainbow entertainment ( Rainbow 92.4Fm ) described the project a beautiful piece of work.

Kdei on describing the feature a beautiful piece of work said,

“I think it’s beautiful. It is something beautiful. I would be proud if I were asked to be featured on a Michael Jackson song. I would be so honored. It’s a beautiful thing”.

He added: “Bob Marley is a legend. People still pay attention to him. This is something his spirit will appreciate. Sarkodie’s work is stunning. The people’s love for beautiful songs has triumphed over their hatred. It’s beautiful, and it’s something we should embrace.”

Photo: Bisa Kdei’s listening party in UK

Kdei recently staged a successful listening party for his fourth studio album, titled “Original,” in the United Kingdom. The listening party which saw Bisa Kdei collaborate with some of the best musicians on the African continent was held at the Cafe Koko in Camden.

The “Original” album since its release a few days ago has racked up impressive streaming numbers, as it was the third-most streamed album on Audiomack earlier this week.

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Kwame Baah sets to launch a global BUSINESS plug for musicians and all entertainers

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Photo: Kwame Baah, a digital marketing expert and a content manager.

Ghanaian digital marketing expert, Kwame Baah is set to launch a global business agency for artiste booking.

“The  primary focus of Get the Artiste is to  bridge the gap between artistes and people or businesses who need talent for various engagements, be it a concert, event, Tv show or guest appearances” Baah told mediaplugafrica.

He explained: “Booking agency is not anything new, is all over the world so it’s nothing new. We are just trying to bring it over here in Ghana  so that our artiste easily  get to be connected with locally and internationally”.

K. Baah currently manages,  strategize, grooms and promotes most of the big names in the Ghanaian music industry.

The official  launch of K. Baah’s initiative “Get The Artiste” will take place on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the 3Music Headquarters, Accra at exactly 5pm.

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Ed Sheeran returns to social with an emotional personal announcement

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British singer Ed Sheeran took to his Instagram to share an emotional personal announcement following his return to social media after a two-month break.

In a video he shared on Instagram, The singer, 31, admitted he has been emotionally detached for much longer.

Ed Sheeran took to Instagram to address his absence. Credit: Instagram/Ed Sheeran

“I realise I haven’t been that engaged in my social media or my fan base online over the last couple of years and the things that have been posted on this account might have got a bit boring, I’m sorry, it’s my fault. Ed said in a video.

“The reason I’m making this video is, just being totally honest, I’ve had some turbulent things happening in my personal life so I just didn’t really feel like being online and pretending to be something I’m not, when I wasn’t feeling like that.

“And I know that sounds weird but hence I’m making this video to say things are looking up and I’m back online.

“Weird s*** is going to start being posted here.”

Ed Sheeran did not elaborate on what ‘turbulence’ he’d endured. Credit: Instagram/Ed Sheeran

However, Ed  did not elaborate on what “turbulence” he’d endured, In February, he lost his close friend Jamal Edwards who tragically died after a cardiac arrest brought on by taking cocaine and drinking alcohol. Three months later, Ed and his wife Cherry Seaborn announced they had welcomed a baby daughter.

In November, Ed told his followers that he was taking a break from social media, after wrapping up work on a new music video.

Sharing a behind-the-scenes snap overlooking a beach, he penned the caption: ‘Signing off now until 2023. See you in the new year. Much love, Ed x.’

According to daily mail, the singer is in the middle of a worldwide tour, and is currently performing a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand.

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