The Miss Commonwealth pageant has been held for the first time in Ghana. The grand finale of the Ghana version of the international beauty pageant came off November 10, 2018, at Alisa Hotel.
20 contestants made it to the grand finale. They opened the show with a dance competition and based on the accumulated votes, they were shortlisted to 10, who then entered the talent competition, they showcased their rich knowledge in the history of Ghana.
Nero X then claimed the stage and entertained the audience with almost all his hit songs, the resounding reception proved, he is very much loved.
The list was then narrowed to 5 contestants who were judged based on the answers they provided to questions relating to social issues of which education, peace et al featured vividly.
The event witnessed a performance from songstress Wendy Shay.
Mahalia Esi Tawiah was crowned the overall winner at the end of the night. She walks home with a brand new Kia Picanto, and all-expenses-paid trip to the United Kingdom and will participate in the world event next year. Bella Agyeman emerged second runner-up spot while Eugenia Maabena Ackom was adjudged first runner-up.
Judges for the night were renowned Ghanaian DJ, Michael Mensah Ayenu (DJ Mensah), actresses Benedicta Gafah, Christabel Ekeh and Regina Adu Safoah, as well as fashion designer Quophi Akotuah.
The Miss Commonwealth Ghana pageant is organized in partnership with Princess Duncan Foundation.