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Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by TheArticleNG(m): 4:38pm On Jul 18, 2018
Mrs Grace Atinuke, born November 16, 1931, is known to be the first ever Miss Nigeria, having won the pageant in 1957.

Though she hails from Kogi State, Grandma Oyelude was born in Kano to James Adeleye Olude and Marthan Dantu, who both hail from Isanlu, present day Kogi State.

The story of how she became the first Miss Nigeria is as riveting as her enigmatic personality, even in her advanced old age.

Miss Nigeria started in 1957 as a photo contest, whereby contestants posted photographs of themselves to The Daily Times headquarters in Lagos. Finalists were shortlisted, and successful finalists were invited to compete in the live final at the Lagos Island Club.

Then, the Miss Nigeria contest did not include a swimsuit competition.

Then, Oyelude was working at UAC when she represented the then Northern region. After winning the contest, she travelled to England where she studied Nursing. Within months of gaining admission to the School of Nursing in Ashford, she was crowned Miss Nigeria.

She tells her story: “I was living in Kano then. My brother saw the advertisement in the newspapers and advised me to go to Lagos for an interview to be selected as a Miss Nigeria contestant.

He applied, and the result was that I was supposed to be in Lagos for the Miss Nigeria contest.

“I was working in the UAC then, and they also were also involved in the pageant.

“The following day, they got me on a plane to Lagos and that was it.”
Oyelude currently holds the chieftaincy titles Iyaolu of Isaluland and Iyalode of Okunland. She has many grandchildren.

More recently, precisely on July 16, 2018, her ebullient nephew and a Professor of English Language at Carleton University in the United States, Pius Adesanmi, posted a photograph of the gracefully ageing Grandma Oyelude.

See more photos below:

http://naijabuzz.com.ng/2018/07/18/meet-the-first-ever-miss-nigeria-grace-oyelude-who-still-looks-graceful-at-86/

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by TheArticleNG(m): 4:44pm On Jul 18, 2018

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by linkszelda: 5:10pm On Jul 18, 2018
Good

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by nabegibeg: 5:10pm On Jul 18, 2018
Nice

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by tstx(m): 5:10pm On Jul 18, 2018
yawn........



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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Baratheon: 5:10pm On Jul 18, 2018
Looking really graceful at 86

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by naijaguy123456(m): 5:10pm On Jul 18, 2018
Mama the mama, long life and prosperity.

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Treasure17(m): 5:11pm On Jul 18, 2018
Wao. When modesty was order of the day.

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Drniyi4u(m): 5:11pm On Jul 18, 2018
When beauty wasn't about nudity!

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by PUSSYBBQGRILLS(f): 5:11pm On Jul 18, 2018
Yorubas are beautiful

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by osemoses1234(m): 5:11pm On Jul 18, 2018
Yoruba amaka

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by AxceX(m): 5:12pm On Jul 18, 2018
Who says old age ain't real,she still looks good.ladies this day want to be 50 n be looking 19 undecided..Sweet woman aging gracefully

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Pabloosas(m): 5:12pm On Jul 18, 2018
Wow wow wow
Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by ifymadu: 5:12pm On Jul 18, 2018
See how reserved she’s dressed, in today’s miss whatever, you must be naked to win.

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Beface(m): 5:12pm On Jul 18, 2018
Despite her old age she's still a beautiful woman.

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Navalsadiq(m): 5:12pm On Jul 18, 2018
That's when you can get a real woman

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Sirpaul(m): 5:12pm On Jul 18, 2018
Slay Queen ...... una see am see no open body oooo yet she's beautiful

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Opinionated: 5:12pm On Jul 18, 2018
Wow.
Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Nobody: 5:13pm On Jul 18, 2018
so with all the na Igbo fine pass with yam legs and beards... Afonja still first dem get crowned...interesting!

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by IAmSkinny: 5:13pm On Jul 18, 2018
Waooo. Granny is looking good.
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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 5:13pm On Jul 18, 2018
Flavour miss this one

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Proffdada: 5:13pm On Jul 18, 2018
awwfar:
so with all the na Igbo fine pass... Afonja first dem get crowned
the lagoon is calling you grin

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Niyinficient(m): 5:13pm On Jul 18, 2018
Good good old days....
Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by alphaconde(m): 5:13pm On Jul 18, 2018
how did buhari miss out this woman in his government of old people
Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Sisijetue(f): 5:13pm On Jul 18, 2018
Beauty with brain....
Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by IYANGBALI: 5:14pm On Jul 18, 2018
Yoruba won it and set the pace tongue tongue

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by congorasta: 5:14pm On Jul 18, 2018
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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by tgmservice: 5:15pm On Jul 18, 2018
Hmmm

Back then when girls where girls

but now cry cry
Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by chinex276(m): 5:15pm On Jul 18, 2018
One Word- UGLY

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by Bimffo(m): 5:15pm On Jul 18, 2018
Vanity upon Vanity. undecided

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Re: Grace Oyelude Looking Graceful At 86, Years After Winning First Miss Nigeria by anungangampu: 5:15pm On Jul 18, 2018
She is eating the right everything in the right proportion

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