18 year old Shatu Garko wins Miss Nigeria 2021.



Shatu Garko, a 18 year old from Kano state has been crowned the 44th Miss Nigeria after beating 18 other contestants at the beauty pageant on Friday.

Garko is now the first Hijabi to win the Miss Nigeria contest. Garko loves riding horses and is passionate about proving the fact that culture and religion are not a barrier to following one’s dream and achieving it.

The pageant took place at Landmark Center, Victoria Island, where Garko succeeded Etsanyi Tukura, from Taraba State, the 43rd winner of the 2019 Miss Nigeria contest.

Before being crowned Miss Nigeria, Garko said;

“Winning this competition means a lot to me. My whole life I have always wanted to be a Miss Nigeria. I’d like to thank Miss Nigeria and its sponsors. I would also like to thank my mum for supporting and loving me.”

She was awarded a cash prize of 10 million naira, a luxury apartment and an ambassadorial deal.

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