WATCH: Miss Congo’s wig catch fire after being crowned Miss Africa 2018
The grand finale of the 2018 Miss Africa Beauty Pageant was held in Nigeria yesterday. As Congolese representative, Dorcas Kasinde, who won the contest was crowned, her wig caught fire on the stage.
Moments after Kasinde was announced as the winner, the stage fireworks were let loose and the afro wig donned by the new Miss Africa caught fire.
The incident caused a brief panic on the stage as Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, host of the show, and Balopi, ex-Miss Africa, frantically tried to put out the fire.
Kasinde was named winner ahead of the first runner-up, Nigeria’s Chimamaka Goodness Nnaemeka, and Zambia’s Gladys Kayumba, who emerged as the second runner-up.
The Congolese beauty queen will take home $35,000 and a sports utility vehicle as her winning prize. The Nigerian representative earned $10,000 while Zambia’s Kayumba will be given $5,000 for her effort.
Miss Zambia, Miss Nigeria, Miss Sierra Leone, Miss Congo, and Miss Ghana made the top five of the pageant which was held in Calabar, Cross River state capital.