Nakaseke’s Hannah Karema crowned Miss Uganda 2023-24

Newly crowned Miss Uganda Hannah Karema Tumukunde poses for a photo alongside her competitors during the grand finale on March 18 in Kampala. PHOTO/ISAAC SSEJJOMBWE

What you need to know:

  • The Miss Uganda pageant was last held in 2019 before Covid-19 emerged, disrupting the annual event. 

After months of preparation, movements and organization, the grand finale of Miss Uganda 2023/2024 happened last evening at UMA Multipurpose Hall with Nakaseke District's Hannah Karema Tumukunde crowned winner.

In second position was artiste Cindy's sister Whitney Martha Ademun while Prossy Agwang settled for the third position. Jerusha Muwanguzi and Jesca Sserwadda occupied the two final places in this year's beauty pageant.

Amongst other things, the top five were asked the same question to which their responses determined the best three.

Earlier, the top ten contestants had been chosen after judges interacted with them on a one-on-one basis during the bootcamp.

For winning this competition, Karema received a Toyota Wish car and an opportunity to represent Uganda at the Miss World contest.

She also earned a slot to represent Uganda in the Miss Elite pageant happening later this year in Egypt after she also won Miss Popularity.

During breaks, the audience got musical performances from artistes like Fenon's Vamos, B2C, Jackie Chandiru and Levixone but going by the audience's reaction, Jackie Chandiru gave them a hell of a show with her dancers. She did songs like 'Kakana', 'Hitaji' and 'Agassi' among others.

Mitch Egwang and Anita Fabiola were the emcees for the day while Fenon Events was behind the production including stage, sound and lighting that complimented the run way walks from the contestants as well as the performances from different acts. It is on this event that Brenda Nanyonjo, the proprietor of the pageant called on government to support the foundation.

Karema takes over from Elizabeth Bagaya who succeeded Oliver Nakakande who didn't finish her reign.

The Miss Uganda pageant was last held in 2019 before the emergency of Covid-19 which forced the break.