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First Miss Nigeria Turns 90

First Miss Nigeria Turns 90

The first miss Nigeria has turned 90 on November 16, 2021.

The former beauty pageant known as Grace Atinuke Oyelude, was crowned Miss Nigeria in 1957. Oyelude had formerly revealed that she became the first Miss Nigeria by accident.


Her brother who was a broadcaster at that time saw the advertisement and decided to register her without her knowledge even though she was based in Kano and the competition was in Lagos.

After Oyelude won the pageantry she was given a 200 Pounds prize money and a vacation to London for two weeks. She later gained admission into the school of nursing, Ashford, Kent, and became a  state registered nurse in 1961. Oyelude proceeded to become a midwife and hospital administrator.

Miss Nigerian organizers celebrated her on Instagram to mark her birthday

In other news, Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele-Bello, has spoken on her failed marriage to her ex-husband, Kehinde Oloyede.

Recall that Funke got married to her ex-husband on May 26 2012 but separated after 1 year and 46 days citing irreconcilable differences.

In a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo, the actress revealed that the reason she got married to her first husband was because of the pressure she was facing from people on getting married and having kids.

She said that after the incident she was heartbroken but her mother advised her to face her job so she could get distracted.

Akindele stated that she began to take up movie roles in Enugu so she could get past her present situation and though she was quite heartbroken by the incident, she stayed strong.

In a separate interview, Oluwadamilola Adekoya popularly known as Princess the comedian also said that when her marriage crashed Funke offered to help her but she refused because she felt quite terrible.

She said: “Funke Akindele called me and im sure she’ll remember, she called me and said princess kilonshele, I heard you almost cried yourself. Chude I’m talking, I cried I became sick and lost weight. I said “ah Funke”, I told her in Yoruba, I said my life is ended.”

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