Couldn’t get enough of the Mr Ugly Zimbabwe pageant? Great news then, as the organisers have announced that they plan to hold the first Mr Ugly Africa pageant next year!
Preparations for the inaugural Mr Ugly Africa competition have gathered momentum after the organisers confirmed that the pageant will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, next year.
The news comes after the organisers of Mr Ugly Zimbabwe visited their partners in South Africa to lay the foundations for the inaugural pan-African pageant.
The planners include pageant founder David “Apama” Nyachowe, secretary Abigail Mataranyika, and event organizers Givemore Farmboy Sambana and Polite Mlilo.
Apama said the preliminary discussions on holding the pageant have been successful.
“It will be happening at Sandton Convention Centre where Miss World 2008 took place. There will be more negotiations with network companies across Africa to partner us during these events, Mr Ugly Africa and World,” Apama said.
“We found a venue but negotiations are still under way and sponsors have managed to raise $50 000 so far and further negotiations are still underway for more sponsors to come in.
“We are also in talks up negotiation with Power FM South Africa to be our official radio station for marketing these events. We also have SABC stations to partner with us as we have proposed,” Apama added.
Mataranyika said the visit was of the delegation is a sign of even greater things to come.
“The tour went well. Mr Ugly Africa is going to be held in South Africa for the first time in September 2016 and the proposed venue is Sandton Convention Centre.
“In January we will be travelling to Uganda to see their ‘ugliest’ man as part of our world tour, and then to Nigeria before travelling to other continents in preparation of Mr Ugly World in 2017,” Mataranyika said.
Mr Ugly Zimbabwe, which was held recently, made headlines across the world when former champion William Masvinu cried foul after being beaten by current title-holder Maison Sere.