Fire is one of the many guests that come uninvited to any party or event. This inanimate matter has no respect for persons, places or even time. It is no wonder that this unappreciated visitor deemed it fit to attend and sour a resounding celebration in Calabar.
This event had everything to do with the Miss Africa 2018 beauty pageant which saw in attendance several participants from different parts of the continent. Many guests who were rooting for choice contestants also attended.
The fire did not come during any of the proceedings. It waited patiently until the final moment when the winner of the beauty pageant was meant to be announced. Actually, the winner was already spelt out - Dorcas Kasinde, Miss Congo.
After hearing that she had won the coveted prize, Dorcas stepped forward, happy and excited, while her fans jubilated. As she was set to wear the crown, fire struck and dotted on her wig. In that one instant, her artificial hair went up in flames.
At first, Dorcas had no idea that she , or rather, her hair was on fire. She kept waving on and celebrating her win. It was the crowd and organisers that alerted her to the arising danger. Some people offstage climbed on to help her and others douse the fire.
With many hands on her wig, the fire was finally doused and everything returned to normalcy. Miss Congo went on to be Miss Africa, wear a crown and get the prize money.
But the internet never loses sight of any 'interesting' sight. Just as soon as her wig started to catch fire, the news had circulated on social media and gotten the attention. A particular Twitter user named Hassan Flexible caught the moment.
He lamented about the embarrassing sight particularly because he had wanted the beautiful lady to win. See his full post below:
"That was how Miss Congo won and her head almost got burnt.
Calabar I fear"
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Many people have reacted to this news in different ways. Hassan Flexible went on to say this:
Recently, Miss Nigeria was held and a beautiful lady named Chidinma went on to wear the crown. Read all about it here.
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