VIDEO: Miss Nigeria, Mariselle Okpala, walks on runaway in "Mmanwa" inspired costume at the 2021 Miss Universe in Israel KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

VIDEO: Miss Nigeria, Mariselle Okpala, walks on runaway in "Mmanwa" inspired costume at the 2021 Miss Universe in Israel

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Miss Nigeria, Mariselle Okpala, has stunned in a "Mmanwa" inspired costume at the 70th edition of Miss Universe. (Read More Here).

Apparently, Miss Universe is still ongoing in Eilat, Israel and it will come to an end today, December 12, 2021. 

Last night, all Miss Universe beauty contestants walked down the runaway in their various traditional attires. 

Walking down the runway, Miss Nigeria, Mariselle Okpala, dazzled in a "Mmanwa" inspired attire. According to information, Mmanwa is a female masquerade, who supported women empowerment. 

She wrote:

"Here’s the story behind the costume as told by Maristella:

"This beautiful creation is inspired by a
famous traditional masquerade of the southeastern
tribe of Nigeria called "Mmanwa".
It is made of African Beed's, stones, crafts.

"Mmanwa is a female masquerade costume that's designed for ceremonial and festive purposes to celebrate the rich Nigerian cultural heritage paying a closer attention to the strength women posses.
The 3ft tribal mask with the colorful ancient back cape. 
With Mmanwa's Face boldly crested on the mask and cape. 

"It represents the beautiful Mmanwa who fought tirelessly to stop girl child mutilation and child slavery. 
while the colorful patterns and embellishments portrays the african dashiki which offers a visual appeal and forms meant to invoke the ancestral spirits. 

"I picked this particular costume because I see a self reflection of my cause in this Mmanwa who protects children and women against any form of abuse. 

"Finally this costume pays attention to the strong will of women in attaining what ever height they want to attain, no matter the challenges faced while reaching
their desired goals."

Video below:

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