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Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu (born Bianca Odinaka Olivia Onoh, 5 August 1968) is a Nigerian politician, diplomat and lawyer, businesswoman and multiple pageant titleholder. The winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 1988 Pageant, She was also Miss Africa and is best known as the first African to win Miss Intercontinental. Formerly a Senior Special Assistant to Nigeria’s President handling the Diaspora Affairs portfolio and the country’s ambassador to Ghana she became Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Kingdom Of Spain in 2012.
She is now Nigeria’s permanent representative to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Her sister Lilian Onoh, also an ambassador is currently Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Namibia. In 1989, it was revealed that Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu was dating former Biafran president and Ikemba of Nnewi Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, a political associate of her father who was over thirty years older than her.Their controversial romance was a national talking point in the early 1990s, Bianca declared later in the year that the pressure of being in the public eye had become unbearable, causing her to resign as Miss Intercontinental and stated that her main concern was completing her education as a law student.
Having obtained her law degree, she married the former Biafran president in a lavish wedding ceremony at Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja.
In 2012, following the death of her husband, his will, which left most of his assets to her, generated a great deal of controversy and disaffection among several family members. Bianca appealed to her critics to allow Ikemba Odumegwu-Ojukwu to “rest in peace”, describing him as a man of honour and integrity whose legacy should not be obscured by rancor over inheritance issues and stating that the will was drafted in 2005, registered and placed in the custody of the State Probate Registry with the legal witnesses and executors who were present at the time it was prepared, still living.
Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu was married to the Ikemba until his death in 2011; the couple had three children together. Bianca Odumegwu- Ojukwu holds many traditional titles in her native land as well as the highest chieftaincy title conferred on women in her region. Of her marriage, she admits that while she was happy to be married to him, she would not encourage her daughter to marry the same way.
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