Uganda’s reigning queen who holds the crown of miss world Africa, Quiin Abenakyo, says she is not interested in becoming the Queen of Busoga Kingdom.
The prime minister of Busoga kingdom, Dr. Joseph Muvawala, was recently quoted saying the kingdom wants the Kyabazinga of Busoga, Gabula Nadiope William Kadhumbula IV to marry Quiin.
edge.ug on Thursday put the same question to Quiin while she was addressing her first press conference upon return to the country at Sheraton hotel in Kampala.
Question: Your family named you Quiin, then you became the Ugandan queen [miss Uganda] and nearly broke the internet when you became Miss Africa/The Queen of Africa. Talking of Queens, someone wants you to become the queen of Busoga kingdom. Are you interested in marrying the Kyabazinga?
Quiin [a little shaken, consults team in whispers]: No comment. My answer to that question is—no comment.
The answer sent journalists mumbling. It wasn’t good enough for them. They requested that she tries and answer the question again.
Journalist: The question is whether you are interested!
It was Kezzi Entertainment and Miss Uganda Foundation boss, Brenda Nanyonjo, who emphasised Quiin’s negative response.
“No. No. Quiin is still a young girl. She is 22. She has many dreams and goals to fulfil,” Brenda said.
According to Brenda, the same insinuations started even before Quiin left for China to take part in miss world competitions.
“We got similar questions about Quiin and Kyabazinga. I know they won’t stop here. We have heard these things before but Quiin has many things to do,” Brenda explained.
She added: ““Abenakyo is not yet ready for marriage. She is still pursuing her career. When she is ready for marriage, you will know.”
Born 1996 (age 22 years), in Kampala, Abenakyo became the third runners up at miss world—earning herself the African title and selling Uganda to the world.
She will now be officially appointed the Uganda tourism ambassador so she can market the country’s tourism potential far and wide.