THIRTY children, including boys and girls, competed at the just-ended Miss Little and Mister Africa-Zimbabwe, over the weekend.
The pageant was running under the theme, “Embracing Cultural Diversity”.
Eight-year-old Jayden Chibamu won Mini Mister Africa Zimbabwe, 11-year-old Zibusiso Gatsha (Teen Mister Africa Zimbabwe), and 11-year-old Aiden Murambidzi (Little Mister Africa Zimbabwe).
Organiser of the show, Shalom Museba, said she was looking forward to groom children from a young age.
“We held national competitions to select winners who will represent Zimbabwe in Nigeria next year.
“This is the first edition in Zimbabwe and in 2025 Zimbabwe will be the host country for the show.
“I am happy as it was our first time and everything went well.
“We are expecting to do more for our cultural diversity.
“The children get to learn about their roots, where they come from and appreciate that,” she said.
The pageant was founded in 2019.
“The participants of the continental competition include girls and boys with an African origin.
“Participating delegates from all over Africa gather annually for the event to strengthen friendly ties among countries, get to know the cultural heritage of the African continent and the world at large, showcase their talents and join forces in the quest to appreciate our African diversity.”
The continental grand event gives each participant a unique experience and confidence in their abilities.
“The winners of different years become ‘Little Mister and Miss Africa Ambassadors’ in their countries, the continent and globally, promoting and advocating for the rich and diverse African heritage.
“The event will be hosted in different countries, gaining increasing popularity and attracting participants from all the African countries.
“Africa continental finals and compete for the right to have exclusive titles.”
The winners include nine year-old Makomborero Maseya.
Nine-year-old Shania Hwara (Little Miss Africa Zimbabwe), 12-year-old Tadisa Kaseke (Teen Little Miss Zimbabwe) and six-year-old Dellish Masango (Toto Miss Africa Zimbabwe) also picked up awards.