MNIA2015

Source: Miss Nigeria in America Pageant

Dated: Jun. 18, 2015 

The 8th installment of this annual cultural event will take place at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

ATLANTA -- 2015 marks the 8th installment of the Miss Nigeria in America Pageant, a cultural event that has been growing in scope and popularity since its launch in 2005. The pageant identifies Nigerian women in the US who exemplify beauty, talent, supremacy and intelligence. It aims to create new role models who through the beauty pageant will serve as ambassadors that will define a new Nigeria, enrich the beauty of the Nigerian Woman, and enhance a new strength, energy and spirit for the advancement of women while positively impacting their communities.

Angel Adelaja
Angel Adelaja

BIOGRAPHY

Oluwayimika Angel Adelaja was born on August 17, 1983 in London, England. She moved to America with her parents at the tender age of 3 years. However, from that age, she knew she was meant to make an impact on the world through health services. From that small age, she was heavily involved in science competitions and volunteering at health clinics.

Miss Nigeria In America 2009: Claret Onukogu
Miss Nigeria In America 2009: Claret Onukogu

BIOGRAPHY

Claret Onukogu is a 24 year old woman from Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria who was born as the first child out of six children to Ray and Kathryn Onukogu. Some of the adjectives used to describe her include enthusiastic, spiritual, charismatic, intelligent, humble, ambitious, independent, goal-oriented, friendly, graceful, optimistic, outspoken, hard-working, open-minded, courageous, and multicultural. She spent her early childhood in Nigeria where she completed her nursery, primary and part of her secondary education.

She is known for standing out in a crowd amongst the midst of her peers due to her renowned personality, academic and athletic abilities. While in elementary school, she was crowned Miss ESAN and had to represent her school during occasions, debates, and contests. After graduating with distinction at High Gate Elementary School in Lagos State, she was admitted into Federal Government Girls College Ibusa, Delta State. While at FGGC, Ibusa, she was an active member of the student government board. She later relocated to the United States to complete her secondary and University education.