Dorcas Kasinde from Congo has won Miss African 2018 beauty pageant which took place in Cross Rivers in the early hour of Friday.
Kasinde, who beat Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnaemeka and Zambia’s Gladys Kayumba to the second and third positions respectively to clinch the crown, went home with $35,000 and a sport utility vehicle.
She was crowned by the winner of the 2017 edition of the pageant, Miss Gaseangwe Balopi of Botswana.
Speaking at the event, Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, said it was time for Africans to appreciate themselves.
Ayade said that Africa does need the western media to tell its story, which they always centered on poverty and wars.