Home Celebrities Throwback to 2001, when Agbani Darego brought Nigeria international exposure (Photos)
In November 2001(15 years ago), a beautiful 18-year-old represented Nigeria at the Miss World Beauty Pageant.
Nigerians, and in fact blacks, held little hope for her winning, because there’d never being a black Miss World of native African before.
Imagine everyone’s surprise when she actually won.
We remember everyone celebrating when she was crowned; it was like the whole of Nigeria had won a lottery!
It truly was a beautiful moment for Nigerians, and Africans.
Now, Yoruba mothers fondly call tall, slim girls ‘Darego’, after the queen.
Agbani now models in the USA. In 2012, she graduated with a degree in psychology from New York University.
She also has her own denim clothing line -AD.
Thank you, Agbani!