Kenyan lucks out of FOA final


February 8, 2010 – Kenya’s Diana Nekoye was out of luck this weekend. The Face of Africa 2010 crown she had her eyes set on was whisked away by Zambia’s Lukando Nalungwe.


Lukando emerged tops during the FOA final in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, announced by former FOA winner Oluchi Onweagba.

Tears of joy streamed down Lukando’s cheeks as her former competitors, all dressed in elegant black outfits, hugged their congratulations.

The event was attended by a number of celebrities and politicians, with performances by from Naija’s D’Banj and South Africa’s Lira.

22 year old Nalungwe is currently studying business administration in Kabwe, Zambia and won $50,000 dollars, plus an international modelling contract with O Model Africa.

She is meant to fly straight to New York this week for the fashion week there.

Diana also lucked out of the top five; leaving it to Ernania Manuel (Mozambique), Rosanna Hall (Zimbabwe), Thembi Kobeli (South Africa) and Esperanca Vemba of Angola.

We’ll ask Diana what she is going to be doing now and let you know shortly…


  • mato

    good trial though. she did us proud and had the right attitude. she should not be bowed out. a second chance, even a thousands await her.

  • mike

    Just thought the heading was misleading. "Luck out" is not proper Queens English but is American English where it means the exact opposite…when one "lucks out" it means they are very lucky. So in essence Diana did not "luck out" niether did she ran out of luck because luck was not in play here…just beauty and beautiful she is.

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