Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has criticised the newly-crowned Miss World Africa, Ugandan national Quinn Abenakyo, for “wearing Indian hair”.
The president used Twitter to say that he had encouraged the beauty queen to “keep her natural, African hair”.
“I have encouraged her to keep her natural, African hair. We must show African beauty in its natural form,” he added.
Ms Abenakyo was among the top 5 ladies in the Miss World beauty pageant held in Sanya, China, where Miss Mexico was crowned as Miss World 2018.
She took the continental title from Kenya’s Magdalene Jeruto, who held the title in2017-2018. Precedent to her was Kenya’s Miss Evelyn Njambi.