Miss World Africa Quiin Abenakyo has heeded the fashion advice given by President Yoweri Museveni when she visited him at State House last week.
Ms Abenakyo had 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.
But during the State House meeting, President Museveni lamented at Ms Abenakyo’s habit of 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.
Museveni’s tweet got him serious backlash online and from both local and international media outlets who accused him of trying to put the beauty queen down even when she had done a great job for Uganda.
STATE HOUSE DINNER
Well, on Sunday Museveni fulfilled his promise of hosting a dinner to Ms Abenakyo and her family at State House and she was captured in pictures rocking her real hair tied in a small puff that was covered by her crown.
“When we met in Entebbe, I advised Abenakyo to keep her hair natural. I am glad she heeded the advice and re-asserted her African identity. God beautifully created Africans, there is no need to add or subtract anything,” tweeted Mr Museveni.
And for the first time in a long while, the majority of Ugandans online agreed with Museveni as many commented saying she looks more beautiful with her short hair.
Sqoop is glad to see the ‘Indian’ wig gone. It had clearly run its course and needed to retire. Phewks!
Ms Abenakyo is the first Ugandan to make it to the top five finalists in the Miss World contest.