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Museveni tells Miss World Africa Abenakyo to stop wearing Indian hair

By CHAD KITUNDU December 20th, 2018 2 min read

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday had not-so flattering words for the newly-crowned Miss World Africa Quiin Abenakyo after hosting her at State House, Entebbe.

Ms Abenakyo has just returned home from Sanya, in China where she came close to winning the Miss World title in China, finishing third in the popular vote.

President Museveni took to social media just hours after meeting Abenakyo and wondered why such a tall, beautiful, Musoga girl was wearing Indian hair.

“Abenakyo is indeed a tall, beautiful Musoga girl. My only concern is that she was wearing Indian hair. I have encouraged her to keep her natural, African hair. We must show African beauty in its natural form,” tweeted Museveni.

Abenakyo, who was crowned Miss Uganda 2018/19 in August, rose to global fame when she won the continental crown in the Miss World 2018 contest.

She also became the first Miss Uganda to make it to the top five finalists in the Miss World contest.

Vanessa Ponce of Mexico was crowned Miss World 2018.

Some Ugandans were not happy and responded.

While others agreed with Museveni.