Miss Congo, Dorcas Kasinde has gained the 2018 Miss Africa Magnificence Pageant hosted by the Cross River State Authorities.
The competition occurred within the early hours of Friday on the Calabar Worldwide Convention Centre.
Kasinde, who beat Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnaemeka and Zambia’s Gladys Kayumba to the second and third positions respectively to clinch the crown, went dwelling with $35,000 and a sport utility car.
She was topped by the winner of the 2017 version of the pageant, Miss Gaseangwe Balopi of Botswana.
Talking on the occasion, Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, stated it was time for Africans to understand themselves.
Ayade stated that Africa does want the western media to inform its story, which they at all times centered on poverty and wars.
” It is a celebration of African magnificence, mind and heritage; the world will see what African mind and sweetness is all about.
” The judges ought to come down and take a look at these issues that make a lady really African; it’s not simply the pores and skin color.
“Tunisians and Moroccans are light-skinned but they are Africans,” he stated.
NAN reviews that 25 nations participated within the occasion.
They embrace: Cameroon, Morocco, Tanzania, Togo and Ghana.
Nigerian singers Harmless Idibia (2face) and Tiwatope Savage-Balogun
( Tiwa Savage) entertained the viewers.
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