Anita Chigala Oluwanifemi Wilson – Miss Cameroon 2019
Anita Chigala Wilson lives in North Salt Lake, a city in Davis County, Utah. She is attending Weber State University and she is studying Finance as a major course in the Goddard School of Business. Anita plans on transferring to the University of Utah in the Fall semester of 2019, where she will get more involved in school activities, join the Black Student Union, and also get involved in different clubs and organizations on campus. Her aspiration in life is to become a Financial Analyst and help companies make good decisions on how to manage their money in order to grow, and also to help make recommendations to companies about investments and other financial decisions. Anita wants to use her platform as an opportunity to inspire youths to never let fear hinder them from reaching their goals.
Anita was born and bred in the Center of Excellence, Lagos, Nigeria for sixteen years and relocated with her family to the United States in October 2015. Her family moved here because they wanted to escape from poor living, oppression, and to make better lives. Anita completed her high school education at Clearfield High School, Utah. Moving to the United States made her focus more on education so she could get good grades and get accepted into the University right away and continue her education. Her passion for dance made her join the high school dance team where she was able to mix with different dancers and also learn from them. Anita graduated from Clearfield High School in 2017 with several honor and excellence awards.
Although, Anita was born in Nigeria, but she is representing Cameroon because she loves everything about their culture and way of life. She believes Nigeria and Cameroon share a lot in common and she is using this opportunity to learn more about another country and culture because she wants to be exposed to more information. She has always wanted to visit and know more about Cameroon because her French teacher back in Nigeria always told her revealing stories about distinct regional cultural, religious, and political traditions.
Moreover, Cameroon is divided into two regions, the French speaking and the English-Speaking region. Anita will be representing the English-speaking region because she wants to create a voice for Cameroon youths here in Utah.
Cameroon is in West Africa. It borders Nigeria to the west, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. While Cameroon is not the largest country in Africa, in some ways it’s as large as Africa itself. Known as “Africa in miniature” it features French and English speaking portions, Muslim and Christian dominated regions, the tallest mountain in West Africa and terrain that includes rain forest, desert plains, mountains and high plateau.