Omowunmi Akinnifesi

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Omowunmi Akinnifesi
Born Omowunmi Akinnifesi
Lagos, Nigeria
Occupation Businesswoman
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Title Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2005
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colour Black
Eye colour Brown
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2005
Miss World 2005

Omowunmi Akinnifesi is a Nigerian businesswoman and environmental ambassador for Lagos.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

The daughter of a former Central Bank of Nigeria director, Akinnifesi was born in Lagos but spent her early years in Sierra Leone before returning to her native Nigeria with her family. She attended Queen's College, Yaba, where she won several prizes for her art work. In 2008, Akinnifesi graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Geography and Regional Planning,[2][3] In 2012, Akinnifesi obtained a master's degree in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling, and Management from King's College London.[4]


In 2005, eighteen-year-old Akinnifesi was crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria,[2] making her eligible to represent her country at the Miss World Pageant in China that same year, where she engaged in tree planting for the Chinese government.[5] Akinnifesi emerged first runner-up on the Nigerian version of Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Takes 2 Dance[6][7] before she launched her own public relations and usher-hiring business Elle Poise. Aknnifesi has been hailed as a style icon in recent years, and was honoured at the 2011 Allure Style Awards.[8][9][10] It was during this time that she revealed that she had experienced a six-year campaign of terror from a stalker.[11]

In 2016, Akinnifesi launched her clothing line labelled, "Omowunmi"[12]


  1. ^ Waiting for Omowunmi Akinnifesi
  2. ^ a b Jemi Ekunkunbor, "Vintage Omowunmi Akinnifesi", Vanguard (Lagos), 7 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Loading..." Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  4. ^ Omowunmi Akinnifesi bags a second degree
  5. ^ Olamide Olarewaju (August 13, 2014). "Omowunmi Akinnifesi Is Our Wednesday Crush". 
  6. ^ Amadi, Ogbonna (2008-01-04). "Nigeria: Celebrity Takes Two - Aofiyebi is Champ But". Vanguard (Lagos). Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Nigeria: Omotola, Others Dazzle At Skye Bank's Celebrity Takes 2 Dance Show". This Day (Lagos). 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  8. ^ "Style has nothing to do with age - Omowumi Akinnifesi - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2011-03-27. Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  9. ^ Rotinwa, Ayodeji (2012-03-02). "Nigeria: The Omowunmi Akinnifesi Stylebook". This Day (Lagos). Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  10. ^ "Omowunmi and Atafo emerge Allure Style Icons - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2011-03-06. Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  11. ^ "Loading..." Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  12. ^ "Omowunmi Akinnifesi Launches Clothing Line & Debuts "The Urban Movement: Define Your Own Path" Campaign". BellaNaija. February 2, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.