18-Year-Old Hijab Wearing Model from Kano is Winner Of 2021 Miss Nigeria (Her Pictures)
Shatu Garko, 18-year-old Hijab-wearing model, has emerged winner of the 2021 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant.
Garko, a horse-riding lover, who hails from Kano state represented her state during the pageant. Despite being the youngest contestant, she beat 17 others to become the first hijab-wearing model to wear the Miss Nigeria crown. She was crowned as the 44th queen of the competition during the coronation ceremony held in Lagos.
The gift prize won includces N10 million, a 1-year residency at a luxury apartment, a brand new car, and other mouth-watering brand ambassadorship opportunities.
Her first Instagram post after her win was one addressing Hausa’s rich culture as well as religion.
“Nigeria!!! The queen is coming!!!! The Hausa Culture is a big ethnic group that has about 24 million people in Nigeria and its traditions and culture are homogenised,” she wrote.