Burundi Events in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism organizes “Miss Burundi” in Bujumbura. After Alida Kaneza (2009), Khéïlla M. Ndayikeza (2010), Ariella KWIZERA (2011) and Mélodie MBONAYO (2012), who will be the next lady to wear the crown ?
Astona NAHIMANA, co-orginizer of Miss Burundi 2016-2017, tells us more about the event so long awaited after 4 years of absence « In all honesty, Miss Burundi has been something of a labor of love; in that it is for the greater good for the country, a country I love, that I want to see strive in all areas. Burundi Events set out to put on an event that will promote the country in positive light, by glorifying the positive things that happen in Burundi. We want to highlight what a magical place Burundi is with its abundance of culture, bursting with potential and its colorful people. What Miss Burundi does, is that it creates a platform for these young ladies to propel themselves on the world stage: by being of service to others. »
Speaking of Burundi events , the company that organizes Miss Burundi , she reveals : « I think in life just as any endeavor there are universal challenges. We are working upward to create credibility and distinguish ourselves in Burundi as other territories that Burundi Events operates in. We are very driven by getting the general population behind our girls and the event because it’s for all Burundians, for all of us to celebrate together our girls. »
Taking of the prices for the winner, she says: « This year everything is different. Miss Burundi will get a crown in gold, a diamond necklace. This year, our Miss Burundi and 1st and 2nd runner up will be awarded with KCB account, a fully paid holiday package to Dubai or any East African destination, three years of scholarship, a gym membership for one year, a saloon membership for one year, health insurance for one year and a smartphone. »
Thursday 23rd June 2016 was the first open casting for the potential final participants. Following that, the next date to mark is the final at Kiriri Garden on the 23rd of July 2016. The following casting dates will be published accordingly.