Grace Atinukẹ Oyelude, the first-ever Miss Nigeria is 95 years old!
Born on November 16, 1931, in Kano, Nigeria, Grace Atinuke Oyelude made history in 1957 as the first-ever Miss Nigeria.
We celebrate with our mother of all queens for her exemplary life, desirable role model and representing the best of its kind.
Madam Atinukẹ Oyelude was crowned Miss Nigeria in 1957 after an intense competition with over 200 Nigerian girls in the pageant.
She revealed in the past that she became Miss Nigeria by accident.
Her brother, who was a broadcaster, saw the advertisements for the pageant in the papers and entered her for the competition without her knowledge in Lagos even though she was still residing in Kano.
After she won the pageant, which came with 200 Pounds prize money and a return ticket to London for two weeks, she gained admission into the school of nursing, Ashford Kent, England, and became a state registered nurse in 1961.
She enrolled at the school of midwifery, St. Thomas Hospital, London, where she qualified as a state registered midwife SCM in 1962.
She also attended the Royal College of Nursing, England, in 1971 and obtained a Diploma in Nursing and Hospital Administration and in 1976, obtained another diploma from Ghana Institute of Management and Personnel Administration.
Happy 95th birthday to the first-ever Miss Nigeria, Madam Grace Atinukẹ Oyelude from the year 1957.
She was born to James Adelẹyẹ Oyelude and Marthan Dantu from Kogi state and was raised in Northern Nigeria.
She is a registered nurse, Midwife, and hospital administrator.
Grace’s trailblazing achievements continue to inspire generations, breaking barriers and empowering Nigerian women.