Popular TV/Radio personality and Activist, Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi, affectionately known in public life as Akumaa Mama Zimbi – stole the show at the Koforidua audition for Miss Ghana 2017.
Akumaa, who incidentally hails from the Eastern Region, brought her A-game at the audition, exhibiting such ebullience, injecting such life and spark at the session. Indeed, she was the life of the party, as her witty and constructive remarks added more excitement to the audition.
Akumaa Mama Zimbi is also an actress and a marriage counsellor – who is committed to enhancing the status of underprivileged women in Ghana. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF), an NGO which seeks to empower widows through its Widows Alliance Network (WANE) project.
She is also the CEO of Zimbid Concepts, a media production house with a targeted focus on the propagation of women’s human rights issues using the power of radio, TV, print media and educational concepts to improve the lives of women in Ghana.
Akumaa Mama Zimbi was complimented on the judging panel by Fiifi Coleman, an actor/director and Mr Ghana Brands Ambassador, Archibald Acquaye.
At the end of an interesting session, six (6) ladies were selected from the Eastern Region to join the rest of the selected group from the (3) Northern Regions, Ashanti Region, and Brong Ahafo Region.
They are; Salomey Appiah, Pauline Dedaa Opoku, Sidique Fulera, Linda Serwaa Boateng, Brenya Nana Ama Gameli, Sharon Kwatiorkor Quartey and Patience Dede Annang.
Miss Ghana 2017, which is powered by Exclusive Events Ghana Ltd, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture and Ghana60YearsOn Planning Committee – moves to the Sky Plus Hotel, Ho, on the 25th August 2017.
Miss Ghana 60 Years On is sponsored by National Lottery Authority, Intercity STC, NIB, Glam’s Make Up, ABC Hair Relaxer, NPA, IPMC and supported by GOIL,FC Skin and Beauty Klinik, Akosombo Textile Limited, Ritel Ghana, DDP, Primus Water, Pippa’s Health Centre, Hungarian Trade & Cultural Center (HTTC), Hungary Embassy, Nasco Electronics, Special Ice Water, Intercity STC, Akayet Hotel, Global Dream Hotel & Service Apartments, Tang Palace, Aqua Safar Resort, JIL, Amazing U, Hottees, Pokuaa Accessories, Accents & Curve, Queens Touch Décor, Forever Easy, Goodluck Africa, Limpex Impressions, Starbow Airline, Holiday Inn Hotel, Caesars Casino, Asantewaa Premier Guesthouse and Best Western Atlantic Hotel Takoradi. The rest are – Skyplus Hotel Ho, Samit Hotel, Tyco Hotel, Royal Cozy Hotel, Busua Beach Resort, Eusbet Hotel, Eastgate hotel, Grand Casamora, Raybow Hotel, Lizzy’s Sports Complex, Hottees, Magnum Force Securities, High End Production, Purple Room Lingerie, Palace Superstore, Yummie Noodles, La Chaumiere restaurant, Buka Restaurant, Koko King, La Galette, Pad Thai Restaurant, Regal Chinese Restaurant, Bush Canteen, Café Mundo, Gold Coast Restaurant, Jamrock restaurant, Flair catering, and Pink Panda.
Miss Ghana is also supported by the following media: Daily Guide, BF &T, Ghanaian Times, Spectator, Finder, Showbiz, Citi FM, Live FM, Starr FM, Peace FM, Maxx FM, Dess FM, Ark FM, ATL FM, Shine, W93.5 FM, Bugli FM, Word FM, Tanga FM, Bishare FM, North Star FM, Kekeli FM, Classic FM, KTU Radio, FM, NKWA FM, Thank U FM, Metro TV, UTV TV Africa, Homebase, TV 7, Atinka TV, ZTV, Katanka, NTV, SET TV, Adehye TV and Sparkle TV.