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Meet Grace Atinuke Oyelude the First Ever Miss Nigeria 1957 (Photos)

Grace Atinuke Oyelude is popularly known to be the first winner of the Miss Nigeria beauty contest in the year 1957. 

She's from Kogi but was born in (November 16, 1931, currently age 88) Kano to James Adeleye Olude and Marthan Dantu of Isanlu from Kogi State.
Miss Nigeria commenced in 1957 as a photo contest. During that period, contestants posted photographs of themselves to the Daily Times headquarters in Lagos where finalists were shortlisted. 

Successful finalists were afterwards invited to compete in the live final at the Lagos Island Club. 

At that time, the Miss Nigeria contest did not include a swimsuit competition. 

Oyelude was working at UAC when she represented the then Northern region. Within months of gaining admission to the School of Nursing in Ashford, she was crowned Miss Nigeria.
"I was given 200 pounds, four beautiful dresses and a trip to London. And after that, I was never a queen. 

Nobody knew me as Miss Nigeria again because I went to England to study Nursing at the university," she said.

Although we don't know if she is married or not. See recent photos.


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