Miss Tourism Ghana 2014, Belvy Naa Teide Ofori has made history as the first Ghanaian A-list beauty queen to launch a professional music career, while still participating in local and international pageants to keep Ghana on the world stage.
The bold, beautiful, intelligent, versatile and sexy belle won the Miss Tourism Ghana title in 2014 and went ahead to fly the country’s flag high on the wings of the 2017 Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International pageant in China.
She beat over 100 beauties from around the world to be crowned the second runner-up in that competition, which was broadcast live in several provinces in China and across the globe.
In 2016, she contested in the Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant to help promote Ghana’s culture, fashion and the authentic Ghanaian identity.
Naa Belvy, as she wants to be known and called, represented the Greater Accra Region very well and was honoured with the prize for the fourth position.
In her quest to help cement Ghana’s name on the international platform, Naa Belvy left Accra on Sunday, October 7, 2018, for the Philippines to represent Ghana at the 2018 Miss Earth beauty pageant to be staged in the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City from October 6 to November 3.
The Miss Earth pageant is an international environmental event that utilises the beauty pageant industry as an effective tool to promote environmental awareness.
Because many people admire and aspire to be a beauty queen, Carousel Productions, Inc., the organisers believe that beauty queens would be good and effective advocates of worthy causes that impact positively on the environment. Candidates and winners are expected to actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth.
Before she left for the Philippines on Sunday, Naa Belvy told the press, “I love pageants and music and I am excited to be doing both at this time of my life. I am going to represent Ghana well in the Miss Earth pageant and learn more to be able to mobilise the youth to contribute more to the national efforts to deal with climate change”.
“I encourage the media to do better in the climate change conversation to get all Ghanaians involved in the drive to save the earth from environmental degradation. I will take up a project on ocean cleanliness when I return to Ghana after the Miss Earth pageant,” she said.
“I am also happy to announce the birth of my musical career with the release of my first Extended Play (EP) made up of three powerful songs, “Kiss Me”, “Mi Ke Bo” and “No Parking,” Naa Belvy said with a huge rush of excitement in her silky smooth voice.
Explaining the concepts of her songs, she said that she thinks, “women should not always wait for men to ”con” us and “drop” us when they choose,” and also pointed out that the first step to equality is for women to be able to choose their men and tell them how they feel.
“So the song, “Kiss Me” represents a woman inviting her man to love her and kiss her, telling him in a manner that a confident man would tell a woman,” she noted.
In “Mi K3 Bo”, Naa Belvy states that she finds her man’s love sweet, so she wants to remind him that she wants to be with him wherever he goes.
And in the third track, “No Parking” she states emphatically that when men start messing up with women, or even before they start showing signs, the women should be bold to tell them, “We hate no parking!”
Naa Belvy says she loves afro pop and afro jazz but listening closely to her three singles, one is in no doubt that she is very versatile and can produce hit songs in various genres when she chooses.
Watching her perform at a few private events, it is quite obvious that her strengths lie in her uniquely powerful voice, strong but classy personality and effortless ability to stage live performances with verve and style.
The beauty queen-cum-singer, who is a product of Tema Secondary School and the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) asked all Ghanaians to support her to bring home the Miss Earth crown and also patronise her first Extended Play (EP) release, to encourage her to dish out more sizzling tracks and albums.
The EP titled “No Parking” was released under the Eko Music label. The title track, “No Parking” featuring Trigmatic and “Mi K3 Bo” (Me and You) were produced by Simple Beats. What appears to be the fans’ favourite, “Kiss Me” featuring Wutah Afriyie was produced by Jaywander.
According to the management of Eko Music, Naa Belvy will be back soon from the 2018 Miss Earth pageant to mount event stages and rock the nation with her enthralling songs and thrilling performances.