Oliver Nakakande is Miss Uganda 2019

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By Paul Waiswa

Olivia Nakakande, 24 is the new Miss Uganda 2019/2020.  She takes over from Quinn Abenakyo who scaled the heights to top five at the Miss World contest in Sanya, China.

Nakakande was on Friday, July 26 crowned the newly Miss Uganda 2019 at a glamourous ceremony at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala.

Olivia Nakakande, 24 is the new Miss Uganda 2019/2020.  She takes over from Quinn Abenakyo who scaled the heights to top five at the Miss World contest in Sanya, China.

Nakakande was on Friday, July 26 crowned the newly Miss Uganda 2019 at a glamourous ceremony at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala.

Nakakande beat other 21 contestants in a stiff competition.  The Beauty Queen walked away with the red branded miss Uganda car with registration number UBF 193P and will represent the Pearl of Africa in the Miss World pageant in December at the end of the year.


 Olivia Nakakande, 24 is the new Miss Uganda.  She takes over from Quinn Abenakyo

The red carpet event attracted notable personalities that included; Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, captain Mike Mukula, South African high commission to Uganda, Prof. Lekoa Solly Mollo, other diplomats, MTN Uganda CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte, socialites artists such as Bebe Cool, Eddy Kenzo among others.

Former Miss Uganda winners did not disappoint by their display at the Walkway that included; Leah Kagasa, Phiona Bizu, Quiin Abenakyo and Leah Kalanguka.

The selection went down to the finest 10 contestants in various capacities such as west, North, Central, sport, beach, rising woman, MTN pulse popularity, talent, personality, photogenic and congeniality. It further went down to the final the five top contestants among whom only three beauty queens were crowned.

Oliver Nakakande was a crowd and judge favourite. (Photo: Courtesy)

Vanessa Ponce deLeon the reigning Miss world thanked Ugandan people for their warm hospitality and promised to be back soon to promote the foundation.

There was a moment to recognize Julie Evelyn Morley the founder of beauty with a purpose for her dedicated support towards the pageant and a song was done backed up by former Miss Uganda queens.

The debacle of the night was when the self- proclaimed boss-lady Zari Hassan the lead judge stung. Anita Fabiola on stage saying she does not do administration work.

Zari then demanded to have the results read to her attracting for booing from the audience that lasted for about five minutes in dismay of her behaviour as ambassador before Oliver Nakakande was announced.​

Nakakande beat other 21 contestants in a stiff competition.  The Beauty Queen walked away with the red branded miss Uganda car with registration number UBF 193P and will represent the Pearl of Africa in the Miss World pageant in December at the end of the year.

The red carpet event attracted notable personalities that included; Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, captain Mike Mukula, South African high commission to Uganda, Prof. Lekoa Solly Mollo, other diplomats, MTN Uganda CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte, socialites artists such as Bebe Cool, Eddy Kenzo among others.

Contestant Number 22: Oliver Nakakande on the fashion ramp during the auditions: (Photo: Courtesy)

Former Miss Uganda winners did not disappoint by their display at the Walkway that included; Leah Kagasa, Phiona Bizu, Quiin Abenakyo and Leah Kalanguka.

The selection went down to the finest 10 contestants in various capacities such as west, North, Central, sport, beach, rising woman, MTN pulse popularity, talent, personality, photogenic and congeniality. It further went down to the final the five top contestants among whom only three beauty queens were crowned.

Vanessa Ponce deLeon the reigning Miss world thanked Ugandan people for their warm hospitality and promised to be back soon to promote the foundation.

There was a moment to recognize Julie Evelyn Morley the founder of beauty with a purpose for her dedicated support towards the pageant and a song was done backed up by former Miss Uganda queens.

The debacle of the night was when the self- proclaimed boss-lady Zari Hassan the lead judge stung. Anita Fabiola on stage saying she does not do administration work.

Zari then demanded to have the results read to her attracting for booing from the audience that lasted for about five minutes in dismay of her behaviour as ambassador before Oliver Nakakande was announced.

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