Cynthia Akazuba Biography
Cynthia Akazuba, born September 1989, is a popular Rwandan model and former beauty queen. In 2007, she was crowned the first Miss Kigali at the age of 18. After Cynthia Akazuba was crowned Miss Kigali, she went on to become Miss East Africa in 2009. She is one of the most beautiful ex-beauty queens Rwanda has ever had.
|Full Name:||Cynthia Akazuba|
|Date of Birth:||September 1989|
|Place of Birth:||Kampala|
|Occupation:||Model and Beauty Queen|
Early life and Education
Miss Cynthia Akazuba was born in September 1989, is the out going Miss Kigali to Mr and Mrs. Ijambo, Akazuba. She was tipped to be one of the youngest beauty queens the world is yet to see.
Akazuba is the last born of three kids and she has benefited from all the love and care a child could ever cherish from her family. She spent her early childhood in Kampala (Uganda).
Cynthia went to La Columbies and Kigali parents’ school for her primary education and later joined Fawe girl’s school and Lycee de Kigali, where she has just completed her secondary studies.
In 2011, she enrolled for a degree course at the University of Rwanda, where she studied Communication Design, and she graduated in 2014.
Cynthia went on to further her studies abroad in 2016 at the University of Westminster where she bagged a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Air Transport Planning and Management in 2017.
She is also a graduate of Architecture – Creative Design from College of Science and Technology, former Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
Speaking of inspiration, Akazuba credits her sister Sharon for making her who she is.
“My sister Sharon Akanyana inspired me when she became Miss National University Rwanda, (NUR)” Akazuba proudly says.
And when the recruiting panel for Miss Kigali visited her school, Akazuba took up the chance to contest.
Despite the delusion about beauty contests, Akazuba’s parents were supportive all the way.
“My parents look at being a beauty queen as an opportunity,” says Akazuba.
Her parents’ cooperation gave Akazuba the courage to take her beauty to another level.
Akazuba was the first Miss Kigali and by then the country had not understood the gist of having beauty pageant contests,” recalls Akazuba.
To prove the worth of beauty with a purpose, Akazuba worked towards leaving tangible works after her reign. Akazuba reports having advocated for the rights of people with disabilities through radio and TV talk shows, though there is much more to be done.
“People expect alot.I could only deliver what I could handle depending on the funds available,” says Akazuba.
Meanwhile, it was an uphill challenge for Akazuba to balance school with being Miss Kigali. Akazuba utilized the weekend to do all the duties expected of her as Miss Kigali. She had no free time on her schedule; it was always charity duties and school.
Akazuba lives to remember the moment when she won the crown.
“My happiest moment in life was when I was crowned miss Kigali,”Akazuba happily says.
The beautiful Cynthia Akazuba also won the Miss East Africa title a year after in 2009 beating thirteen of her colleagues who were competing for victory. Cynthia who represented Rwanda won the title with a Toyota Sports Celica.
Cynthia joined RwandAir Ltd. in 2010 as a customer service agent after her participation in the Miss East Africa Competition in 2009. She continued working there until she had admission in the University of Rwanda to study Communication Design.
Cynthia showed so much tenacity in her work and was absorbed to work full time as a Flight Dispatcher (between January 2012 to January 2016), this was after she took on a short course at Jeppesen Academy in The United States of America. .
In July 2017, she was promoted to the role of Manager, Fleet planning. This new role gave her new confidence and reasons to do more of which it was just barely a year and 8 months precisely in February 2019, she was again promoted to the ranks of Regional Manager which was confirmed the following month, March 2019.
Akazuba has been the Regional Manager of RwandAir till date, where she is saddled with the responsibilities of:
Outside being a beauty queen, Akazuba’s personality hasn’t changed.
“I still hang out with the same friends and l love beans like before. I am the same Akazuba,”she says.
Speaking of foodokChips and rice are her favourite match for the beans.Akazuba never starves herself to keep in shape; she goes jogging once in a while.
Speaking of hobbies, Akazuba watches movies and reads novels.
“I talk to everyone .I don’t give a bad attitude to anyone even, not even men. Provided they don’t make love advances,” says Akazuba.
On July 28, 2018, Cynthia got engaged to the head of the car racing association, Gakwaya Christian, and the engagement party was held at Kimironko. Their wedding came up on August 28, 2018.
Cynthia Akazuba Net Worth
Cynthia garners her net worth through her work as an aviation manager specialist. Unfortunately, her net worth is yet to be uncovered.