04 Oct QUEEN and QUEENS
On this day, we are celebrating miss Liberia Queensland 2018/2019. Queens are indeed some of the most powerful and respectable women alive and Miss Matu Bordolo is never counted out. A smart, young, talented and charitable Matu won the Queensland Miss Liberia beauty pageant and took the second winner spot at the 2018 Federation Of Liberian Communities In Australia (FOLICA) annual independence celebrations. She has served her country and community rightfully over the years. On this day we say HAPPY BIRTHDAY OUR QUEEN and may your life on earth be lengthened enough to see your great grandchildren.
Spotted at the 2018/2019 Miss Canberra, the Liberian born represented her country and claimed the crown as Miss Africa 2018/2019. Nettie Kamada a university graduate who left her parents soon after high school to further her studies in medicine at the Australian capital is one of few smart, down to earth and respectable young women of this generation. Nettie posted a few weeks ago on her social media page of her participation as one of the contestants for the past beauty pageant held in Canberra.
She went toe to toe with few other beautiful princesses who also represented their various countries of birth and came up victorious. The queen wore attires aligned with typical Liberian flavours and was captured dancing to Spoil You With Love by Joseph Dean an original gbema track featuring K Zee.
Nettie posted thanking her supporters, fans, families and the various contestants for making her dream come through.
“It still hasn’t sunk in yet, but I’m so happy for this amazing opportunity. Coming to Australia at a very tender age and didn’t really get to know and understand my culture. But the training of my parents and the people around me gave me a better understanding of what culture really is. No matter what culture a person is a part of, one thing is for certain, it will change. Culture appears to have become key in our interconnected world, which is made up of so many ethnically diverse societies but also riddled by conflicts associated with religion, ethnicity, ethical & beliefs. But culture is no longer fixed if it ever was. It is essentially fluid and constantly in motion. This makes it so that it is difficult to define any culture in only one way. So when I got the opportunity to showcase my life and culture, I went hard. Thanks to all the contestants, organisers, makeup artists, and judges. Thanks for helping to build my confidence over the past few weeks that led to this inspiring moment. Also a huge Thanks to my awesome Aunty and beautiful friend, in Canberra. From the beginning, everything went wrong, from my outfits being stolen, right through to my evening dress being small and right through to people wishing me bad luck and praying I broke my neck/fall off the stage. There were moments I told the organisers I wanted to quit, there were sleepless nights and there were lots of tears. But after a last minute plan and going on my knees to beg a tailor the day before the event to assist in making my outfits, I tell you it was all worth it. And I am extremely excited to start this next chapter of my life. I share this so most ladies can be inspired. No matter your age or size, you can do anything you want to do. Remember to keep dreaming and apply next year to be a part of this program. While change is inevitable, the past should also be respected and preserved”.
Congrats once again Nettie Kamada and we hope to see bigger dreams being fulfilled.