Grace Atinuke Oyelude, the first-ever Miss Nigeria, turned 90 today.
Oyelude was crowned Miss Nigeria in 1957 after beating over 200 Nigerian girls in the pageant.
Her brother who was a broadcaster saw the advertisements for the pageant in the papers and entered her for the competition without her knowledge in Lagos even though she was still residing in Kano.
She enrolled at the school of midwifery, St. Thomas Hospital, London, where she qualified as a state registered midwife SCM 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 diploma from Ghana Institute of Management and Personnel Administration.