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Angela Onyeador - socialite and businesswoman

The former beauty pageant organizer and founder of African Foundation for Arts seen as one of Nigeria’s most glamorous society ladies died in June 2012 in the US.

The top society woman who was an avid collector of paintings, sister to Stella late wife of the late Biafra Warlord, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Born to Mr. Alexander Onyeador from Amuvi, Arochukwu, Angie as she was fondly called, was brought up in Shell Camp in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. She attended Sh

ell Camp Primary School before proceeding to Queens College, Lagos. Later, she attended the University College London where she graduated with a degree in Psychology.

Angie is remembered as one of the pioneers of beauty pageants in Nigeria. Angela during her active years in the social scene, was the yardstick for measuring the sophistication of other female socialites. She was the envy of all and men who were not sure of themselves had no choice but to flee at the sight of her. She was one of the queens of high society and many young ladies aspired to be like her. She bestrode society like a colossus and every other person had to follow her tempo. In fact, she was the society queen. A public relations expert per excellence, her contribution to development of arts in the country is immeasurable.

As a public relations consultant, she had at various times promoted African arts, music, hairstyle and beauty. She was the one who dragged the organizers of the Miss World to Nigeria a year after Agbani Darego won the pageant. A real woman of substance, who exhibited her beauty and was seen in all facets of life. She died in the United States on Saturday June 16th was buried in Lagos at Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, on 17th July 2012.

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