President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has expressed his disappointment at the Miss world Africa Quiin Abenakyo for wearing fake Indian hairs rather than being a natural African woman.
Museveni made the remarks on Wednesday while meeting with Miss World Africa who paid him a courtesy visit at State House Entebbe.
Abenakyo had just returned to the country from China where she emerged the third best in the recently concluded Miss World beauty contest, making her Miss Africa, the first major accolade to be won by a Ugandan in the history of the world beauty pageant.
Museveni congratulated Abenakyo for putting Uganda on the world map but added that he was not impressed with her hair style which he said is Un African
“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,” Museveni said.
He revealed that the National Resistance Movement government will support the Miss Uganda Foundation.
“I must commend Abenakyo’s parents for raising her with values. Many young people today rush into promiscuity and ruin their lives, yet a little patience and completing school would give them a foundation on which to enjoy the rest of their lives with their spouses. I congratulate our Muzukulu on these accolades and also salute her for recently completing her university degree course. She is a true definition of beauty coupled with brains,” he said.
It is important to note that most people close to president Museveni including first lady Janet Museveni have resorted to having short hair.