Miss University Africa

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Miss University Africa
Formation2010; 13 years ago (2010)
TypeBeauty pageant
Key people
Taylor Nazzal

Miss University Africa (MUA) is an annual international beauty pageant organized by Visions, Innovations and Concepts. The pageant was first held in 2010. Unlike Miss America and Miss Earth pageants, Miss University Africa contestants are not required to compete in swimsuits or bikinis.[1] Founded by businessman Taylor Nazzal, the competition has 54 contestants who represent 54 countries in Africa, and the winner of the pageant receives US$50,000 in endorsement deals, a new car and becomes a United Nations Students' Ambassador.

The current title holder is Adar Yusuf Ibrahim from Somalia who was crowned on December 18, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria.[2][3][4][5]


The pageant allows the participation of female contestants between the ages of 18 and 26 who are active university students with no marriage experience or children.[6]


Edition Pageants Venues Entrants
Country Miss Africa City Country
2010  Nigeria Powede Lawrence Yenagoa Nigeria 25
2011  Togo Christina Koagni 46
2012  Lesotho Rorisang Molefe Edo State 48
Pageant was not held 2013-2016
2017  Mauritius Lorriane Nadal Port Harcourt Nigeria 48
2018  Mozambique Marlise Sacur Owerri 51
Pageant was not held 2019-2020
2021  Somalia Adar Yusuf Ibrahim Abuja Nigeria 45

Countries by number of title wins[edit]

Country Titles Year(s)
 Somalia 1 2021
 Mozambique 2018
 Mauritius 2017
 Lesotho 2012
 Togo 2011
 Nigeria 2010

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ayanda Dlamini (26 November 2017). "Baby Mthimkhulu repping SW". Swazi Observer. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ Ugbodaga, Kazeem (4 December 2021). "61 delegates arrive Abuja to battle for Miss University Africa pageant". PM News.
  3. ^ "Somali Student beats 54 African Countries in Abuja to win Miss University Africa Crown". ThisDay Newspaper. ThisDay Newspaper. December 25, 2021.
  4. ^ Awodipe, Tobi (26 December 2021). "Adar Yusuf makes African history, wins Miss University Africa". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Somali Student emerges 'Miss University Africa'". The Nation. The Nation. Dec 26, 2021.
  6. ^ Sam Bandaon (30 November 2017). "Epylen Chimasula flies flag at Miss University Africa". The Daily Times. Retrieved 5 December 2017.

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