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|Date of Birth:||April 6, 1991|
|Age:||32 years (2023)|
|State of Origin:||Benue State|
|Occupation:||Model, Beauty Queen and Nollywood Actress|
Collete Nwadike Biography
Collete Kosisochukwu Barbara, popularly known as Collete Nwadike, was born on April 6, 1991, she is a Nigerian model, beauty queen and Nollywood actress.
She represented Nigeria in the Exquisite Face of the Universe Pageant in Sao Tome and emerged winner, becoming the first African to do so.
In 2014, she was the winner of Miss Tourism Nigeria. One month after her victory on a courtesy visit, she was appointed S.A to the Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano. She is a representative of the Miss Tourism Nigeria brand.
Early Life and Education
Collette was born on 6 April 1991 in Makurdi, Benue State, to Mr & Mrs Simon and Angelina Nwadike.
She has five sisters and a brother and she is the last daughter and second to last child. Although a native of Nise in Awka-South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nwadike grew up in Makurdi in the middle belt of Nigeria, where she did her primary and junior secondary education before moving to Lagos to complete her senior secondary school.
In an interview with Nwadike, she said: “As a young girl growing up, I was always seeing myself as a [beauty] queen when I was three. I kept on looking up to people like Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Regina Askia-Williams.
I saw how beautiful they were and how glamorous they looked. I thought of being like these people someday! This is a dream I’ve had for a long time.
And it’s like I’m living my dreams now.” Even as a child she had the ambition of becoming a beauty queen; she was called princess among family and friends. She was inspired in 2001 after watching Agbani Darego.
Collette went to God’s Heritage Nursery and Primary School, Makurdi, Benue State (1993-1995) and Holy Ghost Nursery and Primary School, Makurdi, Benue State in 2000.
She later proceeded to Anglican Secondary School, Makurdi, Benue State from 2001 to 2006 and completed her O’Level in Caro Secondary School, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos State.
At the age of 16 in 2007, she got admitted into Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where she studied English and literature under the tutelage of professors Joy Chinwe Eyisi and Rems Umeasiegbu as her notable lecturers.
In an interview with Collette Nwadike regarding her choice of course she studied in the university, she said, “I got the form myself and I actually filled in English Language and Literature for the first time but when it didn’t work out, I got another form and filled in the same course the second time.
My interest in English is really in literature. I love reading books and that was one of the reasons I went for literature as a course. I’m really interested in Nigerian literature.”
Collete Nwadike Career
Before becoming beauty queen, Nwadike has auditioned and participated in different modelling contests and has been featured in various shows. She works with some talented and well known fashion designers and stylists in Nigeria.
Nwadike has judged numerous pageants, and fashion and modeling competitions including Miss Tourism Nigeria 2015 and Mr. Universe Nigeria 2015.
Collette Nwadike has contested in different beauty pageants such as Miss Global Nigeria and Miss Earth Nigeria, where she was a runner up. In 2014, Nwadike was crowned Miss Tourism Nigeria, held in May at Lagos State, Nigeria.
She represented Anambra State, among other 35 contestants representing their states. After a series of screenings, Nwadike was crowned the Pageant Queen that night; her eyes were filled with tears of joy.
A month after being crowned Miss Tourism 2015, she went for a courtesy visit to meet the Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano. They went for a tour around the state to see the different tourist sights.
On her visit she was announced Senior Adviser to the Governor on tourism. Ever since then, Nwadike has been working with the State Government while participating in her other career.
In December 2015, she represented Nigeria in the Exquisite Face of the Universe held in Sao Tome and Principe, which involved over 50 contestants from different countries of the world.
She emerged victorious and brought home the crown making her the first black woman to ever win the title.
She has worked with different veteran film makers in Nollywood such as Obi Emelonye, Ikechukwu Onyenka, Xvid Movies, SimonPeaceMaker, Ndave David Njoku etc.
She is the CEO of ScreenGoddessGlobalProductions and successful completion of a movie series titled African Beauty yet to be displayed on screens.
Social Media Handle
- Instagram: @colletenwadike
- Twitter: @ColleteNwadike
- Facebook: Collete Nwadike
Collete Nwadike Net Worth
Collete Nwadike is a Nigerian model, beauty queen and Nollywood actress. She has an estimated net worth of $100,000.
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