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Nigeria’s First Supermodel, Yemi Fawaz Dead At 64

Nigeria’s first supermodel, Yemi Fawaz is dead at the age of 64.

It is gathered that Fawaz who pioneered professional modelling in Nigeria and became Nigeria’s first supermodel died yesterday, February 20th at New York Lenox Hill Hospital.


It is further gathered that she was battling colon cancer, had a hole in her heart and her kidney had begun to fail her prior to her death.

The late Fawaz started her modeling career and became a supermodel in the late 70s. She also established a modeling school and did a lot for the fashion industry in Nigeria. She left in Nigeria in 1997 and didn’t return until 2016.

She is survived by her 33-year-old daughter.

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