In this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 most beautiful actresses in Nigeria in 2022. Nigeria has the most beautiful models in the African continent. These models are so beautiful and super successful. These beautiful ladies and proud Queen of Africa have won so many awards, accolades and prestige for the country.
They also have a good sense of fashion and therefore referred to as fashion icon and stylist. After a careful study and research we present to you the top 10 most beautiful female models in Nigeria in 2022.
10. Adeola Ariyo
Adeola Ariyo is a Nigerian international model, actress and beauty queen. She hails from Lagos, Nigeria but has a mixed heritage, born to a Ghanaian mother and a Nigerian father. Adeola Ariyo is the first African brand ambassador for Elizabeth Arden’s cosmetics. She was first discovered after participating in the continental model search Face of Africa in 2005, where she was a top five finalist. Adeola’s modeling career began at the age of 13 in London. She has since walked the runway at London Fashion Week, Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, Johannesburg Fashion Week and Cape Town Fashion Week.
9. Olajumoke Orisaguna
Olajumoke Orisaguna is a Nigerian international model, actress and beauty queen who received public attention when, while hawking bread on the streets of Lagos, she unknowingly walked into a photo shoot session of British rapper, Tinie Tempah, by Nigerian celebrity photographer, TY Bello, for Nigeria’s This Day magazine. Olajumoke Orisaguna was born in 1989 and currently 30 years old. TY Bello, while making edits, found an image of Olajumoke and Tinie Tempah amongst the photos. TY Bello searched for Olajumoke and photographed her. She appeared on the cover of This Day magazine before she was employed as a model. She later got jobs in some major presenting shows and make up schools. The story was reported in various media sources, including CNN and BBC Africa. Olajumoke Orisaguna was born and bred in Ire, Osun State in the south western part of Nigeria.
8. Yaya Dacosta
Yaya Dacosta is a Nigerian international model, actress and beauty queen born and bred in the United States of America. She was born on 15th November 1982 in Harlem, New York City in the United States of America. She attended the elite Northfield Mount Hermon School for her high school education, after which she attend Brown University in the United States of America and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Africana Studies and International Relations. She was the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Models. Yaya Dacosta eventually went to star in TV series including ABC daytime drama All My Children in 2008 and Ugly Betty in 2009. In 2015, Yaya DaCosta starred in the Lifetime television film Whitney as singer Whitney Houston which she received high praise for her performance.
7. Oluchi Onweagba
Oluchi Onweagba is a Nigerian international model, actress and beauty queen. She was born on 1st August 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently 38 years old. Oluchi Onweagba grew up in the suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria with her two brothers and sisters. Her father is a civil servant father and her mother is a professional nurse. At the age of 17 years old, she was urged by a family friend to enter into the M-Net “Face of Africa” preliminary screening at the M-Net office in Victoria Island, Lagos. The agency groomed her to be one of Nigeria’s entrants for the 1998 competition now called the Nokia Face of Africa. This despite the fact that, while growing up, she had maintained a relative ignorance towards fashion and modeling. With the support of her family and friends, she decided to compete in the inaugural edition of the Face of Africa in 1998. This was the first-ever continent-wide model competition, organized by the South African channel M-Net in collaboration with Elite Model Management. Luckily for her, she won the competition.
6. Anna Banner
Anna Ebiere Banner is a Nigerian international model, actress and beauty queen. She was born on 18th February 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently 24 years old. In 2012, she was crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria by former MBGN Queen Isabella Ayuk and represented Nigeria at the 2013 Miss World Pageant. She was later appointed Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism to Governor Henry Dickson, the former Governor of Delta State upon her reign as the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2012. She is one of the babymama to Nigerian famous musician Flavour. In 2014, she made her acting debut in Super Story.
5. Sandra Okagbue
Sandra Okagbue is a Nigerian international model, actress and beauty queen. She is the first daughter to late Monarch of Onitsha, Obi Ofala Okagbue, who was later succeeded by the current Obi of Onitsha. Sandra Okagbue is the eldest of the six children in her family. She is a model and one of the popular female entrepreneurs in Nigeria. She is currently the CEO of Borderline Business Solutions Limited. She has been in the modeling industry for more than 15 years. She is one of the babymama to Nigerian famous musician Flavour. In 2010, Sandra Okagbue became the brand ambassador of Orange Drugs Limited and Passion Energy Drinks. She has also appeared on TV commercials for multinational companies like Cadbury, Airtel, MTN, LG, GLO, amongst others.
4. Omawunmi Akinnifesi
Omawunmi Akinnifesi is a Nigerian international model, businesswoman and beauty queen. She is also the environmental ambassador for Lagos. She was born in 1987 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently 32 years old. She is the daughter of a former Central Bank of Nigeria director. She was born in Lagos, but spent her early years in Sierra Leone before returning to her native home Nigeria with her family. She attended Queen’s College Yaba, where she won several prizes for her art work. In 2008, Omawunmi Akinnifesi graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Regional Planning. In 2012, she obtained a master’s degree in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling, and Management from King’s College in London. In 2005, Omawunmi Akinnifesi was crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, making her eligible to represent her country at the Miss World Pageant in China.
3. Sylvia Nduka
Sylvia Nduka is a Nigerian international model, businesswoman and beauty queen. She is from Isuofia in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She was born on 14 October 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently 27 years old. She is the youngest of five siblings. She studied accounting at the University of Lagos. In 2011, she won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and was crowned Miss Nigeria. She competed as Miss Taraba in the pageant. As the winner, she was awarded a Hyundai car and 3 million naira as cash price. She was the Nigeria contestant at the Miss World 2011 pageant. Aside from being a model, she is also an entrepreneur. She runs a Hair Beauty Saloon which she called “Sylvia’s Hair” a hair extension business. She also has an NGO known as “Sylvia Educational Foundation” and the focus of her project was to empower people especially less-privileged children through education.
2. Iheoma Nnadi
Iheoma Nnadi is a Nigerian international model, businesswoman and beauty queen. She was born on 15th May 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently 24 years old. In 2018, she got married to Nigerian international footballer Emmanuel Emenike. She is of Igbo descent, her father is from Anambra State while her mother is from Akwa Ibom State. In 2014, she represented Akwa Ibom State and won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. In 2014, she also represented Nigeria in the Miss World 2014 contest but unplaced and failed to reach the crown.
1. Agbani Darego
Agbani Darego is a Nigerian international model, beauty queen and a former Miss World. She is best known as the first native African to win the prestigious “Miss World” beauty pageant held in China. She was born on 22nd December 1982 in Lagos, Nigeria to a family of eight children. She is currently 36 years old. At the age of 2 years old, she relocated to Port Harcourt in River State, Nigeria and was raised in D-line. She is a native of Abonnema, a small village in River State, Nigeria but was born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria. Agbani Darego attended Bereton Nursery and primary school. At the age of 10 years old, she was sent to a boarding school in a bid to shield her from her mother who had become very ill with breast cancer. Agbani Darego’s mother died two years later when she was just 12 years old and the loss of her mother prepared her for the future in the bit to fulfill her mother’s wish. As a teenager, Agbani Darego longed to be a model and despite her father’s disagreement with that, she went further and auditioned for the M-Net Face of Africa Modeling Competition, but was not chosen as a finalist. She later won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and represented Nigeria in the Miss World. She created history by winning the Miss World beauty pageant held in China.
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