The Miss Africa USA Pageant management proudly welcomes to the stage Miss Chinwe Enu, who plans to thrill attendees with her beautiful and angelic voice and talent. Chinwe Enu will perform the African Anthem at the kick off of the Miss Africa USA Pageant.
Young soprano Chinwe Enu continues to garner acclaim for her beautiful voice and captivating stage presence. She was recently hailed by the Washington City Paper for her “soaring operatic voice.” In June 2007 she made her African debut in a recital of arias and art song with the MUSON Center Orchestra at the MUSON Center in Lagos, Nigeria. Following the concert, she was praised by Nigerian press for her “almost flawless sound” and “superior talent.” In 2006, she appeared as Saffi in Strauss’s Der Zigeunerbaron in concert in Graz, Austria with the American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra where she was praised for her “glorious sound.” In 2008, Ms. Enu was commended for being an inspiration to young African women and was awarded the African Jewel Award. Her 2009 engagements included a July concert of Faure’s La Bonne Chanson, with chamber orchestra, at the InterHarmony Music Festival in San Francisco, California, and a November recital of arias and art song in Maryland. In 2010, she performed the role of Geraldine in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge at the University of Maryland. She has also performed roles in Italy and in Salzburg, Austria. Ms. Enu balances her passionate career as a singer with her training as an attorney. She received a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of California. Ms. Enu studies voice with renowned Metropolitan Opera lyric soprano Carmen Balthrop. She is currently pursuing her music studies at the University of Maryland School of Music where she has received academic honors and was awarded the Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship.