Miss Africa Tri State Ambassador Chiazoka Onyegwara attended the Nigerian Young Professionals Summit - A sideline event during the UN General Assembly alongside many dignitaries.

In the pictures - Special Envoy from the Secretary General of the United Nations, The Executive Governor of Niger State, Nigeria, H.E Abubakar Sani Bello, and Professor Pat Utomi.


Special Guests - On Saturday, August 27th, 2016, Miss Africa Tri State 2016 Queen Ramatou Barry started her reign by supporting a worthy and good cause alongside Miss Africa Tri State Ambassador Chiazoka Onyegwara

Universal Achievers Foundation had a fundraiser to support their building and other initiatives. We are proud to associate with the organization. To support them, kindly visit


SPECIAL THANKS - We say a big thank you to everyone that made the 6th Annual Miss Africa Tri State a HUGE SUCCESS!

Special thanks to the Director of Cote d'Ivoire Economic Office in US, Mexico and Canada, Hon. Inza Camara, The Embassy of cote d ivoire in the United States of America - Director of communication and international affairs; Hon. Mamadou kone, all the various countries delegates that were represented from Kenya, Mali, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea, and Ivory Coast, The City of Newark, NIDO NJ, a big thank you to our Adviser: Marie Claudine Mukamabano.

To all our sponsors and partners, we say thank you for trusting us with your brand. To our platinum sponsor Money Gram thank you!

Thank you to our esteemed judges for doing an awesome job. Another special thank you for our entertaining and wonderful host and hostess of the night.

Congratulations to ALL the contestants. It takes alot of guts to participate in any competition especially in front of strangers. MATS team is proud of you. Congratulations to Miss Africa Tri State 2016 Ramatou Barry of Guinea, 1st Runner up Nene Gamby of Mali, 2nd Runner up Noreen Albani of Kenya, Miss Africa Tri State Ambassador Chiazoka Onyegwara of Nigeria, and People Princess Makoya Jabateh of Liberia.

Thank you to Miss Africa Tri State 2015 Queen Lyka Soumah for a drama free, babysitting free, but a wonderful year filled with good initiatives that has moved the organization forward. Thank you to Miss Africa Tri State 2015 Princess Cynthia Igbinosa for the hard work and good initiatives throughout her reign. You are both loved!

Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of the next generation through mentoring and empowering them with necessary resources to impact the world around them. Thanks for supporting us, we are grateful. See you next year !!!! - CEO Olamide Davies Talabi


Welcome To Miss Africa Tri-State

Miss Africa Tri State Scholarship Pageant is a graceful, elaborate, and the most publicized African beauty pageant in the Tri-State area of the United States. It is an avenue to showcase the beauty of Africa at its best. The objective of the organization is to empower and encourage young African females in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Philadelphia on the importance of using their power, voice, and newly acquired status as queen to advocate and support humanitarian causes as goodwill ambassadors.

On June 29th, 2013, hundreds of Elite Africans and distinguished residents ofNew York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Connecticut, and guests all over the United States were witnesses as Guinea beauty Zoubaidatou Sylla was crowned Miss Africa  and is still the current Holder. CONGRATULATIONS !!!


M.A.T.S Joy Oppongwah’s Interview

Miss Africa Tri State; Queen Joy Oppongwah bared her heart and beliefs recently during her interview with Unveil Africa Show. These are some of the behind the scene pictures …. to be aired soon on TV stations in New York, and would be uploaded on Youtube for people outside NY.

In addition, the 2nd Annual Miss Africa Tri State event would be featured on TV stations across New York!!!

MATS 2012 would be featured on different stations across NY by the Unveiling Africa Show broadcast. The airing schedules are:

Tuesday -  Sept. 25 10:00AM Channel 67 BCAT Cablevision, Channels 48 & 49 Time Warner Brooklyn.

Wednesday – Sept. 26 8:00AM Channel 68 Cablevision.

Wednesday – Sept 26 2:30pm MNN Time Warner Cable 34/56/57/67 on RCN Cable 82/83/84/85 Manhattan.

Saturday – Sept. 29, 1:30PM Channel 76 Cablevision, Rockland County

Monday – Oct 1 8:30pm Channel 115, Hempstead, Huntington, Westbury, Long Island

Thanks for being part of MATS 2012…Happy viewing, spread the news…we are so ready for MATS 2013 ☺


MATS 2013

Special thanks to all the people that made the 3rd Annual Miss Africa Tri State a success; our Special Guests and this year’s recognition recipient; The Director General of National Orientation Agency Federal Republic of Nigeria Mr. Mike Omeri, The Office of the First Lady of Ogun State; Mrs Olufunso Amosun, Mayor of Tom’s River County NJ; Mr Joseph M. Champagne, Nollywood Critic President; Dr. Victor Olatoye, all the Sponsors, Partners, amazing Judges, Vendors, Performances, the intelligent and beautiful Contestants, and all the wonderful Guests that came out to celebrate the transition with us. Special thank you to the African Commission Office of Mayor Cory Booker for honoring the organization with a recognition award for its contribution to the community and the African’s in Diaspora. We are much humbled and would continue to support good causes.

It was indeed a night full of beauty, glamor and culture. Hundreds of people across the United States were entertained to one of the best shows in the Tri State area of recent.

Congratulations to the 2nd  Runner Up MATS 2013 – Miss Michelle Onu of Nigeria, 1st Runner Up MATS 2013 – Miss Priscilla Twumasi of Ghana and all the beautiful and savvy ladies that participated in the competition … we are proud of all of you !

On behalf of the MATS team, we congratulate the new Miss Africa Tri State; Queen Zoubaidatou Sylla of Guinea. We wish you a fruitful year ahead!!