NIGERIA'S FINEST EXPORTS

Nigeria has the claim as the most populous black country in the world. It is not only one of the world's leading oil exporters, but also boast the world's third largest film industry. However, one of Nigeria's seldom-noted attributes is the gorgeous women who have come out of it to grace the world with their talent and beauty. Below are a few of the notable beauties that Nigeria has given to the world.

Oluchi Onweagba

Supermodel Oluchi Onweagba

-Her first name means "God's Work"

-Won the M-Net "Face Of Africa" competition in 1998 when she was just seventeen

-Has been on the cover of Italian Vogue, as well as countless other magazines

-Has been featured in ads for Lancôme, The Gap, and Victoria's Secret

-Has been in fashion shows for high fashion entities like Chanel, Gucci, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, John Galliano and Kenneth Cole

-Signed a cosmetics contract with Cover Girl in 2004

-Has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four times, from 2005 to 2008

-In 2008, she launched a modeling agency in South Africa, OModel Africa

 

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Agbani Darego

Former Miss World Agbani Darego

-Her full name is Ibiagbanidokibubo Asenite Darego

-Won the Miss World competition in 2001, becoming the first black African woman to win the title

-After she won the Miss World competition, she was named as an honorary member of the Council of Chiefs in Lagos, an extraordinary honor for a woman as young as she was and one that made her the country's youngest chief

-Darego landed a three-year contract with L'Oreal, the cosmetics giant, during her tenure as Miss World

-Agbani is a born-again Christian and does not drink or smoke

-She was featured in an Essense Magazine spread in 2006

-She is signed to Next Model Management, and is currently pursuing a modeling career in Europe

 

Adaeze Igwe

Most Beautiful Girl

In Nigeria

Adaeze Igwe

-Was crowned the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria in 2008 and went on to Represent Nigeria in the 2008 Miss World Pageant in South Africa

-She represented Nigeria's Anambra State in the competition

-Adaeze is president of her own charity The Adaeze Igwe Foundation, an organization which promotes AIDS and Breast Cancer awareness, and raises funds towards similar causes, including malaria and tuberculosis

-She won her title at just eighteen years old

-She plans to pursue her modeling career after her reign

 

Natasha Agard

Top Model Natasha Agard

-Says her mom, who is a former model, is her greatest inspiration

-Her mother is Nigerian and her father is from Barbados

-Measurements are 32-24-34, height 5'8", weight 110 lbs

-Has walked in fashion shows for D.C. Fashion Week , Black Music Fashion Week, Haute Magazine, and Xzuberance Apparel

-Has been featured in publications such as Haute Magazine , the ByNatue Calendar, Cranberry Clothing catalog, Xzuberance Apparel catalog, and was a Top 20 model in the Karl Kani Campaign competition

 

Genevieve Nnaji

Nollywood Superstar Genevieve Nnaji

-One of Nollywood's most prominent actresses, Genevieve has done over 60 movies

-In 2004, Genevieve became the face for Lux soap in a highly lucrative sponsorship deal

-Won the 2005 African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actress

 

Sade Adu

Singer Sade Adu

-Her full name is Helen Folasade Adu (Her name, Folasade, means honour confers a crown)

-She was a model before making her mark as a singer

-She achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular British and Grammy Award winning English group Sade.

-Sade's debut album, Diamond Life, was released in1984 in the United Kingdom where it achieved 4x platinum success

-On 13 July 1985 Sade performed at the Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in London. Sade Adu became the only African-born artist to appear in front of the live audience of 75,000, and an estimated worldwide television audience of 1.4 billion in 170 countries

-After the release of her second album Promise, Sade won the Grammy Award for best new artist

 

Tracy

Model Tracy "The Nigerian Bombshell"

-Measurements are 36-26-40 Height 5'7" & Weight 139lbs

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-Has modeled for a number of fashion shows, car shows music videos as well as promo work in Toronto and New York
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Nnenna Agba

Model Nnenna Agba

-Nnenna Agba appeared on America's Next Top Model cycle 6 where she was one of the stand-outs & won "Cover Girl of the Week" several times

-She's been featured in ads for Pepsi, McDonalds, Sears, Payless, and Banana Boat, and has worked for designers including Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, and Heatherette, amongst others

-Nnenna was born in Texas and lived in her native Nigeria for 12 years

- She earned a degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M

- She is currently a model with Oluchi Onweagba's Omodel Africa

 

   

 

 

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