Remember Oluchi Onweagba, the girl grew up in the suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria, with her two brothers and sisters who later became M-Net Face of Africa? She is celebrating her birthday today.

He father was a civil servant, while her mother was a nurse.

At seventeen, Onweagba was urged by a family friend to enter the M-Net “Face of Africa” preliminary screening at the M-Net office in Victoria Island, Lagos. The agency groomed her to be one of Nigeria’s entrants for the 1998 competition (now called the Nokia Face of Africa).

With the support of her family and friends, she decided to compete in the inaugural edition of the Face of Africa in 1998. This was the first-ever continent-wide model competition, organized by the South African channel M-Net in collaboration with Elite Model Management.
She won the competition.

Onweagba’s first name; ‘Oluchi’, an Igbo name means, “Work of God”.
In 2006, Onweagba married an Italian fashion designer, Luca Orlandi. They have two sons.
Happy birthday to the first M-Net Face of Africa.


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