Adesuwa Osayaren – Miss Nigeria 2018
Nigeria is a country in equatorial West Africa. It is the continent’s most populous nation. It has a southern coastline on the Gulf of Guinea, and has Benin to the west, Cameroon to the southeast, Chad to the northeast, and Niger to the north.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. It is the largest African oil producer and, since April 2014, the largest economy in Africa.
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Adesuwa Osayaren is attending Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona studying her undergrad in Bachelors of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine. She hopes to one day become a heart surgeon. Adesuwa loves to be involved in my community whether it be volunteering or singing in her church choir. She is very outgoing, outspoken and loves to use her voice in a positive manner to encourage others as well as make people laugh. When it comes to clubs on campus, Adesuwa is a member of the African Student Association, which promotes empowering students to achieve academically, as well as spreading cultural awareness throughout the community. Adesuwa is the first and current title holder of Miss Africa Arizona 2018 and she uses her platform to be an example for young women who are struggling to accept and love who they are.
When Adesuwa’s father was 18, he came to America to study pharmaceuticals and his doctorate degree. Once he became a doctor, every year he visited his home to meet his parents in West Africa, Nigeria. In 1991, Adesuwa’s father visited his parents again while her mother was in her final year in college reading business administration. Her mother was on Winter Break when she came home to see her parents from school and she was invited to a Christmas party. Coincidentally, her father was invited to the same party and that was where they met. Her father went back to America, came back in a years’ time and in November 1st, 1992 they were married in a traditional wedding. In December, her father went back to the states and applied for her mother’s K-1 visa (fiancé visa); in a matter of time her mother was able to come to America by the end of January to meet her father. In April of 1993, they had their white wedding and on December of 1993 their first child was born. Adesuwa is the third child out of the six children in the family. Both of her parents had to work hard and adapt the norms of this country in order to raise this large yet precious family.
Adesuwa was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and although she wasn’t raised in Africa, she was raised with Nigerian morals and traditions in her household. Education is held high in her family with her parents constantly reminding her “Education is the key to your future.”
Platform Title: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made-Women of Value