First Miss Nigeria Grace Atinuke Oyelude turns 90

First Miss Nigeria Grace Atinuke Oyelude turns 90
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The first-ever Miss Nigeria, Grace Atinuke Oyelude, is marking her 90th birthday today.

In 1957 Grace Atinuke Oyelude beat over 200 Nigerian girls in the pageant to be crowned Miss Nigeria.

To celebrate her special day, Miss Nigerian organisers in an Instagram post on Tuesday said; "Happy 90th birthday to the first-ever Miss Nigeria, Madam Grace Oyelude from the year 1957.

"She was born in Kano to James Adeleye Oyelude and Marthan Dantu from Kogi State and was raised in Northern Nigeria.

"She is a registered nurse, Midwife, and hospital administrator. We wish her a fabulous 90th birthday 🎉.

"Cheers to a milestone 🥂🤗🥰. Dear queens, let's celebrate our very own 🥰

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.

Oyelude 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.

Oyelude holds the chieftaincy titles Iyaolu of Isaluland and Iyalode of Okunland. She has many grandchildren.

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