18 year old of Holy Child Senior High School and aspiring lawyer, Gezelle Addai has been crowned Miss Malaika 2009 after a keenly contested competition that tested 10 beautiful young ladies for intelligence, eloquence and poise.
The confident and ambitious young lady stood tall in the several rounds of competition to affirm her status as a firm favourte of the reality TV beauty contest since it begun some 12 weeks ago. Among her many aspirations is to become an international; journalist and a model. She won the coveted Miss Malaika Crown, a Kia Cerato saloon car, GHÂ¢4,800 annual salary among other fantatistic prizes. As part of her role is Miss Malaika, she will work as a malaria youth ambassador with the National Malaria Control Board.
20 year old student of the Central University College, Joan Amorin won the second position and was as well voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. 20 year old student of the University of Ghana, Trudy Asamaniwa Arnold came third and Victoria Massoud, a student of Regent University won the prize for Best Talent.
The night was filled with musical performances from Nigerian singer Wande Coal, 4×4 and Ghanaâ€™s fastest rapper, Sarkodie. In an emotional performance, Kunta Kinte of the Duo, Bradez made his first public appearance after suffering from stroke earlier this year. He came on stage in a wheelchair and caught up to rap his verse from the groupâ€™s hit song, â€˜Simpleâ€™ and was carried back stage afterwards in his wheelchair. He is recovering from the stroke with clear signs of paralysis in his limbs. The crowd gave him a resounding applause for his efforts on the stage. Miss Malaika will return next year with a new set of ladies and excitement in Season 8.