Just the other day we were celebrating Africa day 25 May. And all different Africans got together and celebrations were everywhere. The ministers of arts and culture was everywhere in the media, giving speeches and remembrance of our customs and traditions it was beautiful though. Hopefully Africa day won’t be a one day festival of who we are but, our way of life every day. Where you can wear your birth right gear anytime. What caught my eyes the most was a show which was playing called Indoni supposedly a beauty contest with a cultural vibe. Where the beauty queens are judged by they indigenous knowledge of their history. We had them all from the Khoi San Indoni to Xhosas but there was no coloured or white representatives but, hey, “we are Africans ” the girls danced and did all this hideous acts representing themselves with lot of narcissist behaviour among the girls and to me Ubuntu is not portrait like that. Oh my gosh! The was no lack of buns and boobs I’m just praying to God that the producers and directors can be a bit creative. For me I think the aim of this show is to educate the young South Africans about their history in a beautiful classy why, but not to exploit this girls. Eventually the was a winner after many story tellings, singings, and dancings. And now we wait for next year to see which girls will be exploited and expose all in the name of culture and be shown how barbaric we were compare to the world class beauty pageants? Hopefully the organisers will know that the African way to educate is to respect, acknowledge, understand and African maidens are thought that you are representing your home or family name when you out there. Not “my name is Zoliswa I’m a Xhosa girl and I’m better than you that’s why I’m going to win” and it will be also wonderful if next year we can have well known designers creating evening gowns for all the girls according to their tribes. Ooh, by the way rotating of venues also.