Inside Out: Meet Talata, Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2017 Rep for Upper East



When I posted a photo of three beautiful ladies in their early 20s on Facebook asking who amongst them would represent the Upper East Region in the 2017 edition of TV3s Ghana’s Most Beautiful, many people came under my post with many praises indicating who they wanted to represent the region. However, one lady that attracted many of the Comments was Helen.

Helen is naturally beautiful! One commentator replied ‘but who is artificially beautiful?

ah well! There was no answer and I could not have provided the answer either. .


Two days later, I read on the Official Facebook page of TV3, the 10 queens who will represent the 10 regions of Ghana in GMB 2017, and for Upper East Region was Akongzirigo Azitariga Atinganma Talata Helen. Chai! my people and long names!!.

Known by her peers as Helen or Talata, is a native of Zorko-kanga in the Bongo District of Upper East Region of Ghana. She is 23 and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance), a diploma in Business Administration, as well as Certificates in Broadcast Journalism, Public Speaking, and Information Technology.

She loves to read – an information junkie ( no wonder she has been able to acquire 1 degree, 1 diploma and 3 certificates at 23). She is also very focus and ambitious. She aspires to acquire a Law degree and take up pro bono cases for women and children who are constantly being abused in the society.


One glaring feature one would spot, is her infectious smile which she wears all the time (well I don’t know if she wears it when asleep). Her naturalness is a true mark of an African queen, I was therefore not surprised to see the comment ‘Helen is naturally beautiful’. But wait! She is not only beautiful outside, but a very intelligent young lady with great ambitions and love for African art and culture. At 23, she is already running a Non-Governmental Organization known as The Helen and Friends Foundation.


By Joe Bilbod (@joebilbod)

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