See the first-ever beauty queens from Africa

February 24, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Entertainment

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

February 24, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Entertainment


Miss Nigeria 1957 – Grace Oyelude

3 years before it gained full independence, Nigeria held its first beauty pageant and 26-year-old Grace Oyelude won the position becoming the first beauty queen in the country. Miss Nigeria started as a photo contest. Contestants mailed photographs of themselves to the Daily Times headquarters in Lagos and finalists were shortlisted. Successful finalists were afterwards invited to compete in the live final.

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