Chief Grace Atinuke Oyelude, the first Miss Nigeria, celebrates her 93rd birthday.
In 1957, the Chief became the first woman to win the title of Miss Nigeria for the first time.
Winners were chosen based on their submitted images back then, and as soon as she won, she vanished from the spotlight, using the £200 cash reward to travel to England and study in Nursing School.
She became a nurse and was given the titles Iyaolu of Isaluland and Iyalode of Okunland.
The Miss Nigeria organization had gifted her a Peugeot back in 2015 and have always celebrated the birthday of the ex-beauty queen.
This year they took to their Instagram to say;
“We are immensely delighted to celebrate the evergreen beauty and brave leader, Chief Grace Atinuke Oyelude, on the occasion of her 93rd birthday.”
“Her courage, resolve, and great strength of character are excellent qualities that have endeared her to us and many others.
Happy birthday once again, to the very first Miss Nigeria, Chief Grace Atinuke Oyelude.
Thank you for pavering the way and setting the standards that all Miss Nigeria Queens walk through as well as your priceless contributions towards women empowerment.”
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