New Jersey was at a stand still as one of the most anticipated event of the year: the First Annual Miss Africa Tri-State went live yesterday, June 11th. It was a night of beauty, talent, and culture, and excellent reviews won’t stop coming in …….special thanks to the City of Newark, Yetunde A. Odugbesan , Talee SuperCute Sahn , Victoria Virgo , Gbenga A. Oyetayo , Dosso Kassimou , Ovacom Consultingllc , Ayla DivaglamMua Clinton, the Sponsors, the Judges, all the deserving beautiful contestants, and everyone that attended for making it a sold out show !!!


M.A.T.S at Liberia’s Independence Celebration

Miss AFRICA TRI-STATE was a Guest at the Liberian 165th Independence Celebration and charity event in Connecticut on Saturday, August 18th, 2012.

The Liberian association in Connecticut hosted the Liberian community and friends of Liberians to the 165th Independence Celebration and a charity event with the theme “ Educating Liberians, one student at a time”

One of the highlights of the event was the recognition and appreciation of Miss Africa Tri State 2nd Runner Up and Miss Personality 2012 Miss Lia Dahn by the Liberian Connecticut Community for her courage and strength at the just concluded MATS pageant 2012, and not only that, but coming home with 2 notable titles. In her address, Ms. Dahn thanked everyone that supported her during the pageant.

Miss Africa Tri State Joy Oppongwah in her speech congratulated Miss Dahn, and praised her for her wonderful attitude. The two have made a promise to continue making a difference in their communities and around the world.

The event, which was held at the ST. Sebastian Club in Ansonia CT, attracted lots of notable people in the Liberian community. With good food and music, it was indeed a successful event.

The proceeds from the contribution would be used for major projects in progress. To support their cause, visit


Miss Africa Tri-State Yolanda Masinga Guest of Honor at the RENOVATE MALARIA BENEFIT GALA

On Saturday, July 23rd, 2011. The group RENOVATE had their first annual MALARIA BENEFIT GALA. It was indeed a successful and well put together event; with the rich display of culture, good food, entertainment and of course the visual presentation of the plight of the people in the remote area of Nigeria with malaria.

Miss Africa Tri-State Yolanda Masinga graced this occasion as a Special Guest of the Foundation to support the mission and vision of the organization.  She alongside other notable personalities were recognized for their support both financially and morally towards the good cause.

All the proceeds from the event goes to the eradication and reduction of malaria in Nigeria, West Africa.

ReNOVATE organizes and is involved in outreach projects that can offer lasting solutions to the issue of poverty. Some examples of such projects include health drives such as the recently concluded Malaria Initiative.

To support this good initiative, please visit