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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Meet The First Ever 'Miss Nigeria': Mrs Grace Tinuke Oyelude

Chief Mrs Grace Tinuke Oyelude..... Miss Nigeria 1957
Miss Nigeria started as a photo contest in 1957. Contestants posted photographs of themselves to the Daily Times headquarters in Lagos where finalists were shortlisted; those successful were invited to compete in the live final which at the time did not include a swimsuit competition at the Lagos Island Club. UAC employee Grace Oyelude won the maiden edition of Miss Nigeria, and would later use part of her £200 prize money to travel to England where she studied Nursing.
Contrary to popular belief, Julie Coker was not the first Miss Nigeria – she was Miss Western Nigeria but used the ‘Miss Nigeria’ title during official engagements abroad. 
...see her winning pic after the cut...

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