Urban grooves artistes for Miss Legacy pageant

HARARE - Top urban grooves artistes are set to take revellers down memory lane at the inaugural Miss Legacy pageant scheduled for December 23 in Harare.

The event — to feature musicians such as Taurai Mandebvu, Mzimba, BaShupi, Gwenyarimba and Terry Africa — will be held at 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale.

Miss Legacy pageant founder in Zimbabwe Pauline Mapuvire said preparations for the inaugural event are at an advanced stage.

“We have scouted 16 beauties from different tribes of the country and these range from the age of 16-30 and are all single. Though, it does not matter whether they have a child before but as long as they are in good shape and are able to maintain their dignity.

“We are trying to promote the girl child and by giving them a second chance they can change the world for the better. After all everybody deserves a second chance. The auditions were done in Masvingo, Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and Beit-Bridge between September and November,” said Mapuvire.

Miss Legacy Zimbabwe will be an annual tourism and charitable developmental beauty pageant which is owned by Giagine Modelling Agency.

“The pageant aims to promote Zimbabwe’s heritage, culture, liberate and empower the girl child by its well-composed course structure and activities. The pageant aims to bring out the beauty of culture and tradition,” she said.

“It will give birth to a new era in the modelling industry here in Zimbabwe. The participants will work on projects about our heritage, tourism, culture and charitable developmental causes.”

Miss Legacy Zimbabwe is working closely with children suffering from a rare skin disorder called Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP).

“From each ticket sale 20 percent will go towards the XP patients as the children come from very poor backgrounds and we are trying to get them a comfortable life,” she said.

“At the moment we have 15 children with XP and more are coming hence we are open to sponsorship.”