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Meet the 4 African Hotties Representing at Mr World 2014



Nii Tackie Laryea - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 02
Will the World’s Most Desirable Man come from Africa this year?

The Mr World 2014 finale is 4 days away. It is scheduled to take place on Sunday 15th June 2014 in the English Rivera.

Out of 46 contestants, 4 are representing Africa from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Swaziland.
Check them out!
Nii Tackie Laryea - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 03
Name: Nii Tackie Laryea
Age: 23
Height: 177
Languages: English, Ga
Nii Tackie Laryea - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 04
Nii was born and raised in Accra, Ghana’s coastal capital city. A student of Banking and Finance, Nii has completed his degree and is awaiting his graduation. In the future he hopes to become a lawyer, but has dual aspirations, also wishing to pursue a career in the music industry.

Nii likes to rap, sing and play the guitar, and hopes these skills will help him progress as a musician. In his spare time, Nii likes to listen to other people’s music and organise Christmas parties for less privileged children.
Nii Tackie Laryea - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 01
Fun Facts
Current Occupation: Student, Banking & Finance
Favourite Song: Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
Favourite Food: Ghanaian Banku cuisine, especially Tilipia fish
Personal Motto: “No dream is too big”
Nii has a pet dog

Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 01
Name: Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese
Age: 25
Height: 188
Languages: English, Swahili
Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 02
Emmanuel is an actor from Lagos, Nigeria. His biggest role was starring as Femi in the award winning MTV series Shuga. Describing himself as “a philanthropic person whose ambitions are supported by my go-getter attitude” he aspires to use his success to start his own foundation for orphans and abandoned kids.
Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 03
Aside from his acting career, Emmanuel likes to play soccer and basketball, to cook, and to play the Konga drums. He says he hopes to become the greatest entertainer to come out of Africa.
Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 05
Fun Facts
Current Occupation: Actor & TV Host
Favourite Dish: Hometown delicacy called “starch and owo soup”
Favourite book: The 80/20 principle by Richard Koch
He would love to learn how to play the piano
He studied International Relations at University in Kenya
Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 06

Matthew Cole Fincham - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 03
South Africa
Name: Matthew Cole Fincham
Age: 27
Height: 184
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Matthew Cole Fincham - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 04
Matthew is a personal trainer, born and raised in Centurion, Pretoria. He says his job is very fulfilling, and loves having such a positive impact on his client’s lives.

He hopes to open his own gym franchise in the future, and to use his abilities and resources to start sports programmes to benefit more disadvantaged people within the community.

In his spare time, Matthew likes to play golf, hockey and football, and his music tastes cover house, jazz and gospel rock. He is also a musician able to play the trumpet, and is currently learning the guitar.
Matthew Cole Fincham - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 02
Fun Facts
Current Occupation: Personal Trainer
Favourite Food: Steak & Pizza
Favourite Book: Final Quest by Rick Joyner
Personal Motto: “Live for a purpose greater than yourself”
Qualified for the SA Big Drive Team in 2013 (Big Drive Golfing)
Matthew Cole Fincham - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 05

Bonelelwe Khulekani Makhanya - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 01
Name: Bonelelwe Khulekani Makhanya
Age: 21
Height: 180
Languages: SiSwati, English, French
Bonelelwe Khulekani Makhanya - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 02
Bonelelwe is a scholar, born and raised in Mbabane, Swaziland. Describing himself as “energetic and charismatic”, he likes to play basketball, make music, and DJ. He says his family is very musical, with his mother, sister and brother all singers, while his father introduced him to drums.

His ambition is to become a pilot after his studies, although he has also worked as a journalist at the Swazi Times. In his spare time he likes to read books, and his musical tastes vary from jazz to hip hop and house.
Bonelelwe Khulekani Makhanya - Mr World 2014 - June 2014 - 03
Fun Facts
Current Occupation: Student
Favourite Music: Deep House
Favourite Food: Traditional Swazi cuisine
He has 3 pet cats.
Personal Motto: “Be who you want to be and believe in your dreams.”

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  1. GreenDiamond

    June 11, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Mr Nigeria all the way!!!

  2. Soraya

    June 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Emmanuel is the best looking of the Africans but he is not toned! More gym work please

  3. Dolly

    June 11, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Swaziland looool oh Dolly remember thy holy words, thou shalt not discriminate….bwhahahaha I cant help it I’m sorry *looksaway*

  4. Bee

    June 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I’ll take the saffa tis all.

  5. Myne Whitman

    June 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    What is Swaziland doing on the list? All the best to the guys!

  6. @edDREAMZ

    June 11, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    The south african dude is certainly going to win no doubt….

  7. nene

    June 12, 2014 at 12:53 am

    mr ghana looked good in black and white, then i scrolled down. mr swaziland looks like a houseboy (FRIDAY) we had when i was younger..lmao. south africa is cute but looks gay. emmanuel looks okay, nothing fantastic. bryan okwara was the best contestant ever.

    • marai

      June 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      You are so mean but i cant stop laughing loooooooool i died when i saw Friday


    June 12, 2014 at 2:56 am



  9. Tosin

    June 12, 2014 at 4:35 am

    “Will the World’s Most Desirable Man come from Africa this year?” – Yah.

  10. missy J

    June 12, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Mr Nigeria please never flaunt your immature abs and what’s up with their faces? Not all that handsome to me

  11. SOLO ACT

    June 12, 2014 at 7:19 am

    the finest is SOUTH AFRICA! dammn!! he is a total alpha male! what i expect more men to look like.

  12. chigirl

    June 12, 2014 at 8:06 am

    The ghanian guy I beg!… d dude is hotttt & has good diction

  13. some hater

    June 12, 2014 at 9:02 am

    so how does Mr Ghana hope to be a lawyer when he read business and finance and why doesn’t Mr Nigeria speak any Nigerian language? 🙁

    • Efe

      June 12, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Ever heard of business lawyers?

  14. gingin

    June 12, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Dear swaziland u look dirty and tattered but u are lucky anyway, atleast u go go abroad and u go stand with other fine clean boys. U resemble person wey no go gree come back sef.

  15. Awo

    June 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    whoop! whoop! Go Tackie!!! Mr South Africa this your pressure we beg plus he’s straight forward and concise with his intro no by force accent, Mr Nigeria keep it up! as for our Swaziland bro i dunno’oo(my ribs) but he looks better in action than in pictures( you may never know what these white ppl judges will choose when it comes to african looks they have a peculiar taste)

  16. nana

    June 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Ayeye Africa… My Mr World is definately Mr Swaziland. True Awo, he looks much much better in action than in pictures. As for me I prefer the action hero to the photogenic. All the best Bonelelwe and all our African Princes!!!!!!!!

  17. Tony

    June 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    You guys aren’t doing half bad. When you start making more money you would definitely improve your looks. Mr SA don win ohhhhh, if not for anything but the fact that there is still racism. Many pretend there isn’t. Mr Swazi, you would need spiritual intervention.
    Mr Ghana, pray the judges are colour blind because you look best in Black and white and Oga Nigeria speak simple English, this fake accent may bring down your points.
    Overall, lets PRAY.

  18. marai

    June 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    first of all that South African guy is HOT common i cant breath. Now back on track the Ghanaian guy bio is stupid he hopes to be a lawyer but he is graduating from college with a banking and finance degree really and he organizes Christmas parties in his spare time please how many Christmas do we have in a year. and again so Mr Nigeria cannot speak any Nigeria language but he can speak Swahili really does that make any sense or it was just to show off “yay i can speak Swahili”

  19. Tosin

    June 13, 2014 at 7:17 am

    I had to come back. Cos I’m single with nothing better to do lol.
    All of you shouting SA, great for you. He seems like a banker or something boring like that hehehe.

    Ghana and Swaziland, report to my office, lol. Fire. (I’m rolling my eyes like, so houseboys can’t be hot. Wait there nah.) Naija contestant, good luck but don’t report to my office 🙂 That one’s superhot too, but he has my brother’s (cute) facial expressions – too close to home. Same reason I usually don’t mess with Yoruba men in Lagos, it’s like, too inbred for me shey.

    • lorenz

      June 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Your comment is totally hilarious, especially the “so houseboys can’t be hot part”.

    • Tosin

      June 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      my brother won. 🙂
      @lorenz , love you back 🙂

  20. sum1special

    June 13, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Black guys are just it for me but the white guys are almost taking their shine oh

  21. damilola

    July 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    i love d guy frm ghana and Nigeria. bt dat ghana guy packs ehn, its so broad dat person fit run away sef. MR NIGERIA all d way

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