Benedicta Akua Sarfoa Asamoah, the winner of the 2021 ‘Ghana’s Most Beautiful’ pageant, has admitted that she always craved to be actively present in the media space.
In an interview with Naa Dzama on Y 102.5 FM during the ‘Myd Morning Radio Show’, the beauty queen mentioned that she had desired to be in the media space since her childhood, and used to rehearse reading news with Bibles and compasses with her junior sister. She also added that she least expected to become a media personality via pageantry.
“Honestly, growing up, I really had the desire to be in the media space. My little sister and I will be on the bed with our bibles because we were born and bred in the church. We will have a compass on the bed and be reading news as if we are on air or something. So I had that right from birth but I didn’t know it was particularly pageantry that will give me that platform to be in the media space,” she said.
Speaking to why she chose the ‘Ghana’s Most Beautiful’ pageantry over other popular pageants in the country, she stated that her Christian upbringing and course of study at the university influenced her decision to take part in the pageant. She also stated that her decision was informed by the nature of the pageant and how cultural values and decency were projected.
“I am very good Christian, my dad is an apostle, my grandad is an elder of the church and as part of the 4 years agenda of the church which is possessing the nations, I sat and thought to myself what could I do in my little space to possess my nation and influence the part of the world I am. I went to the University of Ghana, I read Psychology with dance studies and the dance studies made me appreciate more our cultural heritage. From there, the desire to be in that environment came and with the help of my friends, my family, my church, I decided to join Ghana’s most beautiful because of how they uphold our cultural values,” she added.
Sarfoa acknowledged the support of the people of Kumasi and encouraged young girls with an interest in pageantry to venture into it and make a difference.
By: Caleb Asante Annor