Celebrating Women of African Descent

Phenomenal Woman ; Liz Muyu

We talk to 20 year old Elizabeth Muyu , a young woman passionate and zealous about the things she believes in and a finalist in this year’s Miss Africa Texas Pagent dubbed ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ taking place on October 16th, 2010 in Plano, Texas.
Let’s Meet Her

Q: What are three adjectives that describe you and why?


I will say I am tenacious because I have come to the realization that to make our way, we must have firm tenacity combined with strong passion. And all these are mere useless without Jesus Christ in your heart and I daily work out my salvation with fear and trembling. Knowing it is Christ in me the hope of glory’
Q: What do you do?
Liz: I recently graduated in May 2010 from a theology school in Dallas TX; I am currently still in Texas, USA on a one year internship with a ministry work in my area of study. I love music; – anything and everything to do with it. Singing, dancing, playing, composing, etc. I also write from poetry to every day to day life and hanging out with friends is always the highlight of my week.

Q: Is this your first beauty pagent?

Liz: Well I have always been someone who didnt see me for beauty, I have been endeavoring in other areas of art except pageants. I just recently decided to expound my boundaries; this technically will be my first beauty pageant. Hoping it won’t be the last either.

Q: What ways do you give back to the society?
Liz: I volunteer 16 – 20 hrs a week in a local community church. I work with the children as a dance choreographer, with the youth I teach music theory and offer one on one piano lessons. I also counsel and encourage young teens. I have a heart towards this generation and I want to be able to fully live to see that all those I ever came in contact with breathed easier not because of who I am but because of what God has enabled me to give.

Q: What is your definition of success ?

Liz: Success is the limit which a person decides to set their goals. It is a limit they believe to achieve within their life time. Success for me is the limitless goals I set before myself .

Q. What do you want to achieve in life?
Liz: Achieving is coming to a stop. I never want to stop learning how to stretch myself skillfully and spiritually with every season that comes and goes.

Q:What or who motivates you and why?

Liz: The fact that I wake up each morning in complete assurance that God is smiling at me and ordering my path, and he is walking with me through every single step I take. Unlike humanity he will never leave or forsake me. That motivates me to know he always got my back. I choose not to be motivated by people or things because people pass away and circumstances change, the only thing that is the same today yesterday and forever is God. Jehovah’ the great I AM’

Q:What does a woman of substance mean to you?

Liz: A woman of substance is a woman who has been attacked by the terrible situations of life but instead of letting the circumstances tear her down, she used them to build herself up. She makes lesson from every good and bad season of her life and increases herself in wisdom. She is a woman who will maintain bravery through any storm that comes her way. This is what a woman of substance means to me’

Q.What one thing do you want the world to remember you by?
Liz:I want to be remembered by the little gifts of love I gave to impact and change one’s life. For our tokens of compliment and love are for the most part barbarous. The only gift is a portion of you. Thou must bleed for me. Therefore the poet brings his poem; the shepherd his lamb; the farmer his corn; the miner a gem; the sailor coral and shells; the painter his picture; Thus I bring me’ to live for others’

Q: What makes you a phenomenal woman?

Liz: Phenomenal is a heavy word to live up to, and I am definitely humbled to be termed as one on your blog. Yet I believe it’s a process I am still being moulded into one. And coming to this realization is what makes me a phenomenal woman’

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  1. This is great. There can be no other better way to express oneself but by appreciating how God has made them and using it for the good of all. To touch another life is the greatest achievement. The "little gifts of love" as rightly put by Liz paint an indelible mark on a life and a monument for ages.You can do it again…better!

  2. Hey. You are very inspirational. may you find favor with god and with people even as you take on the Miss Texas beauty pegeant. i have a good feeling you will win in more ways than one.

  3. Best wishes for you.

  4. I don't Know Liz but ave liked her personality,She is young and has challenged me

  5. I totally love her personality and she's blessed

  6. This girl is an inspiration to this generation..Bravo!

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