September September September … eeemmmmm – Just a few months to Christmas and the spirit of charity is in the air. Modeling just like so many other professions isn’t just a job but it is something some people are naturally born with. Shireen Benjamin is a 23 year old Sierra Leoneon who was crowned the Miss West Africa Queen in 2009 at the Miss West Africa International finale in London.
Shireen is a great supporter of charities and has been using her role as a Queen to highlight some certain issues in West Africa that need changing and she continuously promotes togetherness as a tool towards a better continent. Shireen is also a graduate from University though modeling is her number one passion. Shireen hits our cover this September with thanks going to the MWA crew & in this issue, she tells Zen how her journey has been so far, her love for the Miss West Africa event and her plans after her reign as a Miss West Africa Queen. Loads of other hot contents like stories of The Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011(NEA), Jo’Burg Arts Alive Festival, An Editorial on Eki Orleans spring/ summer collection and much more.
Photography by Fabiana Delcanton
Photographer’s Assistant – Keir Harris
MUA – Victoria Baloi
Stylist – Simone Sylvester
Stylists Assistant – Donna Tzelepis
Miss West Africa Management Director: Nana Tamakloe