Morroco Nuptials. Former Miss World, Darego & Billionaire Danjuma’s Son Tie Knot

by Kim Boateng Last updated on April 15th, 2017,

Morroco Nuptials. Former Miss World, Darego 33 & Billionaire Danjuma’s Son Tie Knot. Former Miss World, Agbani Darego has got married. The model and ex-beauty queen tied the knots on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with Ishaya Danjuma, son of Billionaire General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma. Agbani, shared the news on her Instagram page.

According to news outlets, she shared the news on her Instagram page with the caption, “08-04-2017 , #Mrs. Danjuma “

Agbani  is a Sagittarius ( December 22) and Abonnema in Rivers State Nigeria native. The  1.82 meters (6 ft) tall bombshell with brown eyes and long black hair is best known as the first Sub-Saharan African to win Miss World when she clinched the crown in 2001 at the age of 18.  A petite size 6 at the  2011 Miss Universe contest, Agbani was the only one to wear a maillot as opposed to a bikini during the swimsuit competition

The accolades that accompanied her world title win included but not limited to a cash prize of $100,000, plus gifts valued at $150,000. The value of her prize money at that time was approximately N15, million.

A Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), she was also the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria that same year prior to which she featured in print commercials for boutique chain collectibles which include Complete Fashion, Mania, This Day Style, Genevieve, True Love, and TW Magazine.

A graduate of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Port Harcourt, and also Psychology in New York University, Agbani is also the first Nigerian to be placed among the top 10 semi-finalists in the Miss Universe Pageant. She came seventh overalll.

She has judged numerous pageants, and fashion and modeling competitions including Miss World 2014, Miss England 2002, Mr. Scotland 2002, and Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 and 2014 and also Miss World 2014.

Her mum died from cancer and her dad of natural causes in 2012. However, she has 7 siblings to call family. Her father, Late chief Asenite Sikibo Darego, was a highly decorated Customs officer before his retirement, and contributed immensely to her growth as a model.

She has her own style and fashion reality show “Stylogenic”, has served as the advert model of Gentle Touch hair brand and the face of Arik Air.

Agbani who has worked with top designers including Oscar de la Renta, Marc Bouwer, Tommy Hillfiger, Ralph Lauren, and Gianfranco Ferre, among others, was invited by Naomi Campbell to participate in Frock ‘n’ Roll – a charity fashion show in Barcelona and also struck a deal with Donald Trump’s management to establish links with modelling agencies in America.

Agbani has modeled for popular brands like L’Oréal, Vogue, Avon, Christian Dior, Sephora, Target, and Macy’s, and is regarded as an A-list model with the likes of Naomi Campbell.

Her husband, Ishaya is a man of means who actively manages his family’s (Danjuma) billion dollar conglomerate.

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Kim Boateng

Kim Boateng

With a Degree in Environmental Sciences, Kim the self professed jack of all trades and master of some simply "goes there" and brings a level of attention and detail to Nigeria Circle's quest for excellence in investigative journalism that sets her apart. Before journalism she worked in Safety, Quality Assurance and Control in several industries.
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