Ghana Most Beautiful 2019 ended with Ekua of Central region ambling home with the crown. The declaration has been met with a strong debate among the public with people showing disagreements and disapproval of the decision.
Ghana’s Most Beautiful is one of the few beauty pageants that is helping to project the Ghanaian cultural values and identity. Like the tagline goes, there is a redefinition of beauty to promote national unity.
GMB has been unifying and educating through acquainting people with cultures of the various groups of people in Ghana.
However some of the strong criticisms and comments by Ghanaians after the program leaves an ugly question to be addressed. Are we slowly dragging tribalism into the contest?
This was an observation one contributor made from the total comments on TV3’s page.
Beauty pageant like this will cause tribalism slowly..
As a nation we trying to change the minds of people from being tribalistic. It seems we are rather going back.
Take your time and read through the comments and replies people are giving each other then you will understand me.
If we really want tribalism out of Ghana, then beauty pageants related to regions and tribes should be ruled out.
GMB2019, after weeks of great and outstanding performances saw Enam, the rep from Volta region, who was highly tipped for the crown losing it out to Central region’s Ekua.
Debates on who rightfully deserves the crown generated and the danger is on how the arguments are being dragged on sentiments and tribal lines.
Of course the Fanti’s will defend and the Voltarians will counter attack.
Where lies the beauty in making comments that demean another tribe because of a contest.
On the way forward
Events and challenges as delicate as GMB should have transparent system judgment and devise ways of where verdicts and decisions are fair and accepted by all.