Nigeria’s First Super Model Yemi Fawaz Is Dead At 64

Nigeria's First Super Model Yemi Fawaz Is Dead At 64, Nigeria’s First Super Model Yemi Fawaz Is Dead At 64

She is the woman who pioneered professional modeling in Nigeria. She became Nigeria’s first super model. She died at 64.

Yemi Fawaz died yesterday February 20th at New York Lenox Hill Hospital. She was 64 years old. Ms Fawaz had been battling colon cancer for a while. She also had a hole in her heart and her kidney had began to fail her.

Yemi Fawaz started her modeling career and became a super model in the late 70s. She also established a modeling school and did a lot for the fashion industry in Nigeria. She packed up her bags and left Nigeria in 1997 and didn’t return until 2016. She is survived by her 33 year old daughter. May her soul rest in peace.

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