First, let me thank the Lord and his mother Mary for their permanent presence in my life. Let me also congratulate my mother, who is my best friend, and my dad, my blessed star. Moreover, I'm thankful to Tshaka and Wofa Yaw for allowing me to be a part of this event. I also thank the whole team for their permanent support and smile.
Ladies and Gentlemen, as I come to you all, it is with great honor that I stand today as Miss Africanada 2004. Even more, it is with pride that I accept to represent and serve the Afro-Canadian community. For my part, I'm asking the Holy Spirit to help me do as much as I can to help the community in every possible way.
In the meantime, I will also not forget my sponsors (Jaydees Connections, Lolo Andoche, Munyonzwe Hamalengwa and Benin's Embassy) without whom I would have never made it to the stage. Also, I thank my dear friends (James, Eddy, Michelle, and Adobea) who have coached me and to all of you who have put and showed your faith in me. Furthermore, thanks to all the contestants with whom I went through this journey. We'll see each other again. Do not forget that every bit counts! Therefore, work with me and we will all succeed.
Sincerely - Fanny Tamegnon