A northern regional representative of the maiden edition of Queen of the North TV Reality show, Miss Tung-Teiya Dahamani, was yesterday crowned Queen of North Ghana.
The 25-year old young lady and an alumnus of the University for Development Studies beat stiff competition from Seidu Sadia of the Savannah Region who emerged first runner up, Apasiini from Upper East, Muty from Upper West and Wunzoya from Northern Region who won 2nd Runner up, 3rd Runner up and 4th Runner up respectively.
Miss Teiya drove home a car and a 1-year project as prize package while Miss Sadia will in December enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Nairobi and Dubai, sponsored by Moontouch Travel Ltd and a project to execute.
The 2nd Runner up, Miss Apasiini took a Plasma Digital TV set and a refrigerator and her closest contender Miss Muty was adjudged 3rd Runner up with a prize package of a plasma digital TV set and the crown of Tourism Ambassador for Northern Ghana, sponsored by SWIDA.
The 4th Runner up, Miss Wunzoya took a refrigerator and the crown of Culture Ambassador for Northern Ghana.
The competition that started with 15 ladies from the 5 regions of the North was climaxed yesterday in Tamale at the GNAT Hall with the 5 maidens competiting for the covetous crown of Queen of the North.
Miss Tung-Teiya speaking to this reporter after being crowned express her heartfelt gratitude to organizers of the program, family and friends for their support in the course of the competition.
She assured all and sundry of working to execute her project to impact lives in Northern Ghana. "I will not only carry the crown on my head and sash on my chest, I will make it an emblem and also help in the reduction or eradication of KAYAYO."
She continued, "Kayayo exposes our vulnerable young ladies to so many social vices like rape, armed robbery, prostitution and disease outbreaks like the current COVID-19. KAYAYO can gradually be a thing of the past if its primary factor unemployment is tackled. As Queen of the North Ghana, I will partner with government and private institutions to provide vocational skills to these young women which will give them a source of income. This, I believe will help to reduce if not eradicate KAYAYO."
The Queen of the North Ghana is a reality television show which seeks to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the five northern regions of Ghana on NTV powered by Celebrities Charity Development Foundation (CeChaDev Foundation) and MyNorthToday.com.
The program extensively seeks to market the numerous and untapped tourist sites and tourism potentials in the five northern regions as well as promote the rich cultural heritage of the north such as the history, food, music, dance, smocks, festivals, livelihood amongst others.
The program brought together contestants representing each of the five northern regions namely Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Savannah and North East regions to weekly showcase the rich cultural heritage and tourism potentials of their respective regions to the world.