Beauty contests today are greeted with an air of normalcy as there are so many that abound. However, this was not the case in the 20th century when every beauty contest was greeted with a lot of anticipation on the side of the audience. You can then imagine what must have been the outcome of a beauty contest that left allegations of racism, demonstrations and even a bombing in its trail. At the center of it all was Jennifer Hosten, the first black Miss World from the Caribbean island of Grenada.
Kadi Sesay was born on March 4, 1949 in Rotifunk, Moyamba District, in Southern Sierra Leone, a then British Crown Colony. Her parents are from the Temne ethnic group from the rural chieftaincy town of Rhombe in Lokomasama Chiefdom of the Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.
Nadia Nakai Kandava was born to a South African Father and a Zimbabwean mother on the 18th of May, 1990. She relocated to Kenya at age 16 with her parents before returning to South Africa a number of years later.
Rowlene Nicole Bosman was born in Elsies River, Cape Town on the 3rd of March, 1997. She spent most of her years performing in various singing and dancing competitions.
Arguably the largest hair business in Lagos, Hair by Wanneka is owned be Mrs Doris Nwanneka Nkumah. In this interview with Urban Woman Magazine, she shares the story behind her success, her struggles, triumphs and her future plans.
She is known to many of her fans in Nigeria as Bongi, the teenage singer-songwriter in the MTV Base series, SHUGA. In this interview with Urban Woman Magazine, South African actress, Mohau Mokoatle-Cele would be sharing her experiences not just as an actor, but also, with being on set, in Nigeria.
Yvonne Manzi Makolo was born in Rwanda but voluntarily migrated to Canada in 1993. She lost her father at an early age and she and her elder sister were subsequently raised by her mother. She returned to Rwanda 10 years later in 2003.
Adaeze Osakwe, also known as Ada Osakwe, is a Nigerian Agro-economist, Economist, Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive who is the founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Agrolay Ventures and Nuli Juice.
On the 5th of October, Nadia Murad Basee Taha was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. She is a German based Yazide-Iraqi human rights activist. The winners were announced in Oslo, the Norwegian capital.
As brave as the attempts by several women have been in running for several political posts over the past few years, not many have received as much excitement as that of 2019 female Presidential aspirant, Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies.
Eunice Atuejide was born Eunice Uche Julian Atuejide on August 16, 1978 to parents of Enugu origins. She was born in Lagos state and spent the formative years of her life there. She attended Onike Girls Primary School in Lagos, spent one year in the affiliated secondary school before transferring to Reagan Memorial Girls Secondary School also in Lagos.
Meet the lovely lady who plays “Kiki”. She is Lotachukwu Amelia Obianuju Jacinta Ugwu a.k.a Lota Chukwu. She is a native of Nsukka in Enugu state. She has not only starred in the television series, Jenifa’s Diary, movies like “The Arbitration”, “Fine Girl”, “Iyore”, “Wind Chasers”, “Ajoche”, have also played host to this pretty face.
The matchmaking industry is one in which only the creative and resilient survive. Meet Mrs Didi Warmate, a certified coach for Lagos Matchmaker who has been in the business of matchmaking for over 7 years. With a first degree in Economics from Howard University and Masters in International strategy from University of St-Andrews, it is a wonder she ventured into this industry.
23 year old Morenike Olusanya is a Digital Artist who is focused on creating art relating to women. In this interview with Urban Woman Magazine, she talks about her art, the inspiration behind it and her plans for the future.
Nigerian woman, Chinyere Adah Nwanoku, OBE also know as Chi-Chi Nwanoku made the 2018 Woman’s Hour Power List for the top 40 most influential women in music.