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First ever Miss Nigeria, Grace Atinuke Oyelude, turns 90

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First ever Miss Nigeria, Grace Atinuke Oyelude, turns 90

Grace Atinuke Oyelude, the first-ever Miss Nigeria, turned 90 today.

 

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Oyelude was crowned Miss Nigeria in 1957 after beating over 200 Nigerian girls in the pageant.

 

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Oyelude revealed in the past that she became Miss Nigeria by accident.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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She enrolled at the school of midwifery, St. Thomas Hospital, London, where she qualified as a state registered midwife SCM in 1962.

 

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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.

 

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To mark her 90th birthday, Miss Nigerian organizers celebrated her on Instagram. 

 

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First ever Miss Nigeria, Grace Atinuke Oyelude, turns 90

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