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Nigeria’s first supermodel, Yemi Fawaz is dead at the age of 64.
Fawaz who pioneered professional modelling in Nigeria and became Nigeria’s first supermodel died, February 20th at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.
Fawaz’s daughter, Magadelene Oluwatosin, broke the news on Facebook.
Ms Fawaz became a model in the late 70s. She also established a modeling school and did a lot for the fashion industry in Nigeria. She left Nigeria in 1997 and did not return until 2016.
Fawaz was born in Nigeria to a Lebanese father and a Nigerian mother.
For over 30 years, she had a successful career as a fashion and photographic model, beauty promoter/consultant, fashion designer, trade show organizer, chef and a restaurateur.
She opened the first modeling school and professional modeling agency in Nigeria and in West Africa.
She was diagnosed with enlarged heart, also known as congestive heart failure in 1999.
Fawaz is survived by her 33-year-old daughter.