Nigeria’s first super model, Yemi Fawaz has died, at age 64. She pioneered professional modeling in Nigeria and became Nigeria’s first super model.
Fawaz died on Wednesday, at New York Lenox Hill Hospital. She had been battling colon cancer for a while. She also had a hole in her heart and her kidney had begun 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.