Nike Oshinowo still missing in action
For many years, Oshinowo, who first came into our consciousness when she emerged as the queen at the then premier beauty pageant, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria many years back, 90/91 to be more precise, reigned supreme courting all the media attention, appearing on the cover of all the magazines available then.
She was the super star that was a delight of the press as many stories and tales were written about her, which titillated the public so much.
She was the ultimate mega star from planet Jupiter.
From her various out of the world relationships, to many projects that she engaged in, even to her supposed health issues, which gained so much attention.
From being a beauty queen herself, she later took charge of the pageant franchise, which she tried to revamp also for about two seasons before things went south.
She even began a TV talk show, also with so much hype preceding it, but it ended up a colossal failure, as many didn’t dig into her or her style of presentation, it was like the larger percentage found the Ibadan native, who could speak five major languages- including Japanese and French, somewhat plastic and off-putting. But even at that, she was still in many faces and many still loved her.
One of what really made her very popular was her celebrated relationship with Dr. Tunde Soleye, the medical doctor turned top businessman, who for several years maintained a top suite at the then popular Nicon-Nuga Hotel.
They both enjoyed the union and later years they parted ways over irreconcilable differences. Since the separation, Nike seemed to have mellowed down completely and gone totally quiet, away from the same media attention that blasted and propelled her sky high into everyone’s consciousness.
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