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By virtue of their status as wives of African heads of state, Africa’s first ladies have attained role model status and must be exemplary in all manner, including the way they dress and carry themselves. It is against that background that a survey was conducted with the aim of finding Africa’s ten most decent first ladies.
The survey was based on a record of events that Africa’s first ladies have attended in the last 12 months, with the aim of aggregating their fashion statements and eventually rating them on decency grounds. That process gave birth to the list of the 10 most decent first ladies in Africa. The first ladies were rated on the basis of at least 50 events that they have appeared on as first ladies until April 2014.
1. Hon. Janet Museveni (Uganda )
Hon. Janet Museveni is the most decent first lady in Africa for 2014, according to an in-depth survey that was independently carried out by Decent Africa. The study also found out that Hon. Janet, who has been first lady of Uganda since 1986 has great passion for her culture and takes advantage of every single opportunity to promote African fashion and art.
She has been found fashionable both in traditional and contemporary wear and always dresses in a way that does not compromise her dignity. Janet scored 7.9 out of 10, the Global Decency index top mark, thanks to her great sense of fashion that does not only present her to the public as a respectable personality but also inspires many youthful ladies and young African girls. Decent fashion encourages self-esteem, this study further discovered.
Her Kinyankole outfits are always special, colorful and well thought of; this is a great way to promote African culture. “We are honored to know she cares about inspiring the girl child. Congratulations upon topping this first ever unique fashion listing in the whole world.” Miss Tasha Nalinya, Decent Africa’s CEO commented.
2. Mrs. Chantal Biya (Cameroon)
Mrs. Chantal Biya, Cameroon’s first lady came in second place, largely due to her taste for class designs. Judges results rated her as the classiest first lady of this time. Even when she embraces western designs, Mrs. Biya keeps decent at all occasions. She scored 7.30 out of the total 10 Global Decency index points.
3. Mrs. Chantal Compaoré (Bukina Faso)
Mrs. Chantal Compaoré grabbed the bronze. She is a diehard of African fashion and promotes Bukinabe fashion and style, more than any West African first lady. Mrs. Compaoré keeps African and blends her style with great modern jewels. She scored 6.90 Global Decency index points. Chantal Compaoré is probably the youngest first lady on this list.
4. Mrs. Ana Paula dos Santos (Angola)
Ana Paula dos Santos is the most aggressive at fashion. She minds her image and is cultured to modern fashion trends, for which she keeps decent and well fitting among all age groups.
5. Mrs. Chantal Boni (Benin)
6. Mrs. Christine Kaseba Sata (Zambia)
7. Mrs. Salma Kikwete (Tanzania)
8. Mrs. Jeannette Kagame (Rwanda)
9. Mrs. Grace Mugabe (Zimbabwe)
10. Mrs. Lordina Mahama (Ghana)
10. Mrs. Patience Jonathan (Nigeria)