«What we saw was amazing», said Alice Ndriambanuna Suamirai, President of RUDN Association of African students.
«The contest is already 8 years old and in the previous years the winners were from Madagascar, Mali and other countries», said Alexander Ermakov, Head of Department for work with students.
Naftal Kuume (Namibia) said that he wanted to make African culture known in the world. Binga Mendesh (Angola) came to Russia only 4 months ago and wants to protect the environment. Ngoba Nzuego (Cameroon) is a future engineer and studies African architecture. Osman Setibai (Chad) wants to be a role model for others and prove that life without wars is possible thanks to art.
«I feel overwhelmed with joy! I feel I could encourage other African students to believ in themselves», says Zim Sankvela.
On February 19, in 2017, Nikolai Sergeyevich Prostakov would have turned 100 years old.
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2 March, RUDN chose the King of Africa or Mister RUDN Association of African students – Zim Sankvella (SAR), first-year student of the Agrarian and Technological Institute who won over students from Cameroon, Chad, Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia and SAR. Vice-Mister was Binga Medesh (Angola), third place was taken by Naftalu Kuume (Namibia).