Congrats to South Africa’s Nyasha Zimucha who was crowned Miss Africa USA 2008 at the recently completed 4th Annual Miss Africa USA Pageant show. Zimucha beat out sixteen other contestants to win the coveted crown. Since her win, this beauty queen has been quite busy! Her first stop? At Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons’ annual Diamond Empowerment Fund [D.E.F.]2008 event in New York.
Russell’s D.E.F. supports educational initiatives that develop and empower economically disadvantaged persons in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource. Zimucha plans to work closely with the African Women’s Development Foundation [AWDF] to implement and execute the objectives of her platform, to fight Xenophobia in South Africa, by creating an anti-xenophobia clothing line of which proceeds from sales will be used towards her cause.
Nyasha Zimucha meets with Russell Simmons at the Diamond Empowerment Fund [D.E.F.]
L-R: LL Cool J, Nicola Breytenbach, Miss Africa USA, & Russell Simmons
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