Miss Africa 2018 winner's hair catches fire soon after announcement
When 24-year-old Miss Congo 2018, Dorcas Kasinde, was crowned Miss Africa 2018 recently, she set the stage on fire, literally. Soon after the much-awaited announcement of the event was made, fireworks exploded to mark the celebration, but apparently, they also targeted the new Miss Africa's hair and they started burning. The video of the incident has gone viral since. Here's what happened.
On the night of December 27, moments before the final announcement of the beauty pageant's winner, Kasinde and Nigeria's Chiamaka Nnaemeka's hearts were palpitating with excitement. The host announced the winner, and the video showed Kasinde breaking into tears of happiness as she hugged Nnaemeka. The moment was followed by sparkling fireworks, which unfortunately hit Kasinde's Afro crown.
The video showed Kasinde initially being oblivious of the blazing fire on her hair, but screamed as soon as she realized what happened. Nnaemeka tried to calm her down, and soon two men came up to help Kasinde and blew off the fire.
Miss Congo, Kasinde's hair caught on fire after she was crowned Miss Africa 2018 on stage. pic.twitter.com/6VxXGD58S5— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) December 28, 2018
Nevertheless, Miss Africa 2018 was fine, and went to the stage to receive her sash and crown with grace. She was accorded with $35,000 (over Rs. 24L) and a sports car. She beat Nnaemeka and Zambia's Gladys Kayumba for the title of Miss Africa 2018. Over 30 women from 25 countries participated in the event held in Cross River State in Nigeria. Congratulations, Kasinde!