Grace Atinuke Oyelude, the first Miss Nigeria, turned 90 today and Miss Nigeria organizers celebrated her on Instagram, according to IgbereTV.
Oyelude was crowned Miss Nigeria in 1957 after beating over 200 Nigerian girls in the contest.
Oyelude has revealed in the past that she became Miss Nigeria by accident.
Her brother, who was a TV broadcaster, saw the competition advertisement in the newspapers and entered her in the competition without her knowledge in Lagos, even though she still resided in Kano.
After winning the competition, which came with a £ 200 cash prize and a two-week return ticket to London, she gained admission to Ashford Kent, England nursing school and became a state registered nurse in 1961.
She enrolls in the school of obstetrics, St. Thomas Hospital in London, where she qualified as a state-registered SCM midwife 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 degree from the Ghana Institute of Management and Personnel Administration.
Miss Nigeria wrote on Instagram;
“Happy 90th birthday to the first Miss Nigeria, Madam Grace Oyelude from the year 1957.
She was born in Kano to James Adeleye Oyelude and Marthan Dantu of Kogi State and grew up in Northern Nigeria.
She is a registered nurse, midwife and hospital administrator.
We wish you a fabulous 90th birthday. Congratulations on a milestone.
Dear queens, let’s celebrate ours