Reigning Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo taken President Museveni’s advice to maintain natural hair.
While meeting Abenakyo at State House Entebbe on December 19, Museveni observed: “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.”
Chimp Reports now understand that Abenakyo, who was also recently-crowned Miss World Africa, has removed the wig and committed to keeping her natural hair.
Speaking after hosting the beauty queen for dinner at the president’s country home in Rwakitura on Saturday, Museveni observed: “When we met in Entebbe, I advised Abenakyo to keep her hair natural. I am glad she heeded the advice and re-asserted her African identity.”
Museveni said, “God beautifully created Africans, there is no need to add or subtract anything.”
The president’s remarks divided public opinion with feminists arguing Abenakyo’s choice of hairstyle should be respected.
Others defended Museveni’s position, saying natural hair is gorgeous.
Meanwhile, Museveni reiterated government’s commitment to “support the Miss Uganda Foundation and also support Abenakyo in her activities. I wish her success in her reign as Miss Uganda and Miss World Africa.”
The dinner was graced by First Lady Janet Museveni.