Shortly after she was announced the winner, the stage fireworks were let loose as the crowd cheered her on, but all of a sudden, the afro wig donned by the new Miss Africa caught fire!
The incident caused a brief panic as Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, host of the show, and Balopi, ex-Miss Africa, frantically tried to put out the fire.
Kasinde was named winner ahead of the first runner-up, Nigeria’s Chimamaka Goodness Nnaemeka, and Zambia’s Gladys Kayumba, who emerged as the second runner-up.
The Congolese beauty queen will take home $35,000 and a sports utility vehicle as her winning prize. The Nigerian representative earned $10,000 while Zambia’s Kayumba will be given $5,000 for her effort.