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7 Things You Should Know About New Miss Nigeria, Shatu Garko

Shatu Garko during a cultural display at the beauty contest held on Friday in Lagos. The northwest geopolitical zone representatives exhibit the cultural diversity of the distinct ethnic groups in northwestern Nigeria. Cultural dance is an essential part of Nigeria’s indigenous heritage, and by extension, an integral part of the #MissNigeria event. PHOTO: Miss Nigeria/Facebook


Eighteen-year-old Shatu Garko was on Friday night crowned the 2021 Miss Nigeria at a beauty pageant held amid glamour and glitz in Lagos.

The beauty Queen made history as the first Hijab-wearing model to become Miss Nigeria.

Shatu Garko raises her hand up during an interactive session. PHOTO: Miss Nigeria/Facebook


Nicole Ikot emerged as the first runner up and Kasarachi Okoro was the second runner-up in the contest.


Here are seven other important things

She hails from Kano State and was the youngest contestant in the competition this year.

She loves riding horses and is passionate about proving that religion and culture are not barriers to following one’s dreams and achieving whatever a person sets out to achieve.

She represented the North West region of Nigeria in the beauty contest.

The young queen beat 17 others to clinch the crown.

She succeeded Etsanyi Tukura, a native of Taraba State, winner of the 43rd miss Nigeria beauty pageant in 2019.

Garko was awarded the cash prize of N10million, a luxury apartment, a car and ambassadorship.

Recently she celebrated becoming the first hijab model to land a modelling job in Nigeria.


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