Grace Oyelude, the remarkable winner of the inaugural Miss Nigeria beauty pageant in 1957, has been celebrated on her 93rd birthday. The Miss Nigeria Organisation shared the joyous occasion on Instagram, expressing immense delight in honoring the “evergreen beauty and brave leader.”
In their heartfelt post on Thursday, November 16, the organization acknowledged Chief Grace Atinuke Oyelude’s enduring courage, resolve, and remarkable strength of character. They lauded her as a trailblazer, expressing gratitude for her invaluable contributions to women’s empowerment.
The caption read, “Happy birthday, once again, to the first Miss Nigeria, Chief Grace Atinuke Oyelude. Thank you for paving the way and setting the standards that all Miss Nigeria Queens walk through.”
This celebration not only honors Chief Grace Oyelude’s significant role in the history of Miss Nigeria but also recognizes her enduring legacy as a woman who paved the way for future generations of beauty queens.