Samaia Tchapesseka scoops Miss Black Africa UK 2012 crown

Samaia Tchapesseka, an Angolan model has been crowned the Miss Black Africa UK 2012.

She was crowned on 7th October 2012 in front of a large audience at the Royal regency Hall, London.

The 17-year-old model beat 19 other finalists to clinch the crown.  

A panel of five judges scored on swimsuit and fitness, cultural wear, evening wear and interview rounds.

Samaia’s mission is to raise awareness on the issue of child abuse and steps to combat the growing problem.

The 1st Runner up was Kalay Wattu from Sierra Leone while the 2nd Runner up was Assitou Nsika from the Republic of Congo.

Other awards went to Amie Joof of the Gambia (Most Proactive); Samaia Tchapesseka (Best catwalk Model) and Assitou Nsika (Miss Congeniality).

For the Charity Awards section, outgoing queen Ruvimbo Chizou received the Golden Heart Award for her outstanding work last year. Justina Mutale received the Diamond Heart Award for her Positive Runway: Global Catwalk to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

The Shining Star Award went to the Mother of Peace Charity for their work in Africa.

This year’s judges included Ms. Mutale, International designer Adebayo Jones, BBC Big Brother Star Heaven Afrika, CEO House of Adjeiwaah – Abena Adjeiwaah and Kunle Lawani.

Hosts of the Night were Mc Mark (Comedian of United Nations) and Model and Actress Arna Walts.

The event was coordinated by ITV’s Models, Misfits and Mayhem star Mr Fierce a.k.a Catwalk Professor.

Samaia Tchapesseka in cultural wear

Kalay Wattu – 1st Runner up

Assitou Nsika – 2nd Runner up