Omowunmi Akinnifesi (born December 4, 1987) [1] is a Nigerian businesswoman and environmental ambassador for Lagos.[2] She was the winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant in 2005.[3]

Omowunmi Akinnifesi
Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMost Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2005
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBrown
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2005
Miss World 2005

Early life and education edit

The daughter of a former Central Bank of Nigeria director, Akinnifesi was born on the 4th of December, 1986 in Lagos[4] but spent her early years in Sierra Leone before returning to her native Nigeria with her family. She attended Queen's College, Yaba, where she won several prizes for her art work.[5] In 2008, Akinnifesi graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Geography and Regional Planning,[6] In 2012, Akinnifesi obtained a master's degree in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling, and Management from King's College London.[7]

Career edit

In 2005, eighteen-year-old Akinnifesi was crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria,[6] making her eligible to represent her country at the Miss World Pageant in China that same year, where she engaged in tree planting for the Chinese government.[8] Akinnifesi emerged first runner-up on the Nigerian version of Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Takes 2[9][10] before she launched her own public relations and usher-hiring business Elle Poise. Aknnifesi has been hailed as a style icon in recent years, and was honoured at the 2011 Allure Style Awards.[11][12][13] It was during this time that she revealed that she had experienced a six-year campaign of terror from a stalker.

In 2016, Akinnifesi launched her clothing line labelled, "Omowunmi".[14]

References edit

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  2. ^ "Waiting for Omowunmi Akinnifesi". Archived from the original on 26 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Vintage Omowunmi Akinnifesi". The Punch. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2023.
  4. ^ "Omowunmi Akinnifesi biography, net worth, age, family, contact & picture".
  5. ^ joseph (6 November 2010). "Vintage Omowunmi Akinnifesi". Vanguard News. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  6. ^ a b Jemi Ekunkunbor, "Vintage Omowunmi Akinnifesi", Vanguard (Lagos), 7 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Omowunmi Akinnifesi bags a second degree". Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  8. ^ Olamide Olarewaju (13 August 2014). "Omowunmi Akinnifesi Is Our Wednesday Crush".
  9. ^ Amadi, Ogbonna (4 January 2008). "Nigeria: Celebrity Takes Two – Aofiyebi is Champ But". Vanguard (Lagos). Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Nigeria: Omotola, Others Dazzle At Skye Bank's Celebrity Takes 2 Dance Show". This Day (Lagos). 22 October 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Style has nothing to do with age – Omowumi Akinnifesi – Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  12. ^ Rotinwa, Ayodeji (2 March 2012). "Nigeria: The Omowunmi Akinnifesi Stylebook". This Day (Lagos). Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Omowunmi and Atafo emerge Allure Style Icons – Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Omowunmi Akinnifesi Launches Clothing Line & Debuts "The Urban Movement: Define Your Own Path" Campaign". BellaNaija. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.