Miss Nigeria 2021, Shatu Garko Biography – Age, Hijab Model & Net Worth
History was made last night, 17th of December 2021 when a hijab wearing model, Shatu Garko emerged the 44th queen of the competition during the coronation ceremony held amidst glitz and glamour.
The new queen is passionate about proving that religion and culture are not barriers to following one’s dreams and achieving whatever a person sets out to achieve.
Shatu Garko is 18 years old
Garko recently celebrated the rare feat of becoming the first hijab model to land a modelling job in Nigeria. She is a horse riding lover who represented the North West region of Nigeria during the pageant.
Miss Nigeria 2021
Before her victory, Garko was working on her eponymous clothing brand. A check on her Instagram page shows that she is principled and a decently dressed model who knows her to combine colours and has a keen eyes for colours
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Her emergence as the 44th Miss Nigeria will further give young and alienated girls the guts to pursue their dreams, an indication that their dreams are valid.An instagram user, @Shakititi said: “She is beautiful too.I am sure she will make Nigeria proud in international pageants”.
The new queen Nigeria won N10m, a 1-year residency at a luxury apartment, a brand new car, and other mouth-watering brand ambassadorship opportunities.
According to the organisers, the pageant showcases the positive attributes of Nigerian women every year
The organisers of Miss Nigeria had unveiled the 18 finalists to battle for the crown in the grand finale on December 7 at the KIA Showroom, Victoria Island.
But the eviction process began with over 1,000 ladies and was reduced to 120, who were later invited for a physical audition in Lagos then reduced to 37, including three wild cards. Contestants were further cut down to 21 and later down to 18.
Speaking at the event, the founder of Folio Media Group, Fidelis Anosike, the organiser of Miss Nigeria 2021, said the vision was to create national empowerment and a role model that would serve as an inspiration for the girl child.
Miss Nigeria’s Creative Director, former Miss Nigeria (2013), Ezinne Akudo, also revealed that this year’s selection was quite demanding, due to the sheer volume of entries.
Her net worth is not available at the moment.