Queen Dorcas is honoured with a dinner in Congo

Miss Africa Calabar Dorcas Kasinde Dienda went home for the first time as reigning Queen and she received a welcome fit for royalty. A special dinner was held for her at the luxury five-star Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo. Clad in champagne, body-hugging gown, Dorcas was a vision to behold!



Queen Dorcus Kasinde attends Calabar Carnival

New Miss Africa 2018 Calabar Queen Dorcus Kasinda undertook her first visit as reigning Queen and attended the Calabar Carnival, flanked by her runner-ups, Cross State River Governor Ben Ayade and his wife Dr. Linda Ayade.


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Congo’s Dorcas Kasinde wins #MissAfrica2018Calabar

Dorcas Kasinde of Congo emerged as the winner at the third edition of Miss Africa 2018 Calabar. She was one of the twenty-five girls who came from across the continent compete for the crown.



The Congolese beauty was crowned in a glitzy event held at the Calabar International Conference Centre hosted by South African personality Bonang Matheba and Nigeria’s very own member of the ‘Sweet Boys Association’ Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

She walks away with 35 000 USD and a brand new SUV.

Gase Balopi: My year of reign

Botswana beauty Gase Balopi is getting ready to hand over the reins to a new Queen as the road to Miss Africa 2018 Calabar intensifies.

We caught up with her to chat about her year of reign.

What do you now know about yourself that you did not know when you were crowned queen just over a year ago?  

One thing I didn’t know about myself is how well I work under pressure . I didn’t know I was so resilient and patient.

What are your top highlight moments during your year of reign?

My highlights of the year had to be my refugee camp visits. They helped me realize my purpose and I’m glad my voice can call in Major donations to the migrants. The second had to be attending the African investor forum in South Africa. I enjoyed networking and building lifelong partnerships.

What would you like the next queen to never forget?

Stay Humble. She should always remember who she is and where she is from. Most importantly that she has a big sister and mentor in me. She is not alone.

What for you makes the City of Calabar special?

The culture. Everyone that knows me knows my love for history and how it has shaped us to who we are today. The Cross Riverian culture is so vibrant and unique. Secondly, it would have to be the people, they are warm welcoming .ng. It feels like home.

What’s next from you?

I get this question a lot. When I got this crown I knew that I could not change Africa in one year so I focused on building and establishing connections in all the African countries that participated and more. My foundation will be officially launched next year and I am working very closely with the UN on a major project. Just to mention a few. There’s a lot more coming just stay tuned.

Before she steps into the next major phase of her life, Gase Balopi will hand over the crown in a live event which will be broadcast on DSTV channel 198 and GOTV channel 29 on Wednesday 27 December 2018. 

Miss Africa 2018 Contestants attend the Calabar Food Fest

Miss Africa 2018 Calabar contestants enjoy some local cuisine at the Senator Florence Ita-Giwa hosted Food Fest. On display were a variety of dishes from the Yoruba, Efik and Igbo tribes amongst others. The girls were also transformed into Ekombi Dancers as each of them got dressed in the local attire.

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Miss Africa 2018 Contestants visit the Drill Ranch, Calabar

Miss Africa 2018 Calabar contestants get a taste of some Calabar culture when they visit The Drill Rehabilitation and Breeding Center in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Founded in 1991, the Center is the region’s first primate rehab project and is meant to protect the highly endangered drill monkey Mandrillus leucophaeus

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Miss Africa 2018 Calabar contestants attend the Eastside all black party

Miss Africa 2018 Calabar contestants donned their best black outfits for the Eastside Sports Club year-end party. The girls enjoyed some local cuisine, danced the ‘Shaku’ and were treated to a performance by Tossy Young.

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Gase B adds glam to The Dome Grand opening

Miss Africa reigning queen Gase B was one of the many VIP guests who graced the red carpet of The Dome Entertainment Center grand opening. Looking regal in a turquoise flowy ensemble, the Queen accompanied the Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo who officially opened the venue by cutting the ribbon. Also present were the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as well as many top dignitaries and celebrities.

First launched over a decade ago, the impressive venue has since undergone a massive renovation process and is now reloaded with The Summit Restaurant, an arcade, Noni’s Pizza, VIP Rooms, Twins Cafe, Paradiso Restaurant and Bar, BT Gym, Camelot Spa and Francis Hotel.

Investing heavily in entertainment

Chairman of the venue and a quintessential entrepreneur Dr. Obiora Okonkwo explained why he chose to embark on this project, “I believe that by investing heavily in entertainment, I heeded the call by government for people to open up new economic frontiers that will better position the country. I know that we are pioneers in The Dome. Before we came on board nobody had invested huge amounts into all-purpose entertainment and recreation center like we did. I have no regrets that we invested heavily because just like when I started, I believe that Nigeria needs world class recreation centers, like we have in other parts of the world.”


Dr. Obiora Okonkwo pulled no punches in making sure that the three day jam packed program offers revellers world class entertainment. The Friday grand opening was followed by the Dome Reloaded Party on Saturday and Family Fun Day on Sunday.