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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Yemi Fawaz Nigeria’s First Supermodel Dies At 64

Nigeria’s first supermodel, Yemi Fawaz has died at 64 years old.
Fawaz, who pioneered professional modelling in Nigeria, died in the United States on Wednesday.
The cause of death was not made public.

Fawaz’s daughter, Magadelene Oluwatosin, broke the news on Facebook.
‘’It is with great sadness that I am announcing the passing of my Mother Deaconess Yemi Fawaz. We thank God for her well lived life and for her strong faith in the Lord Almighty,” she wrote.

‘’Her home going arrangements will be announced soon. I ask that you keep our family in your prayers and I am grateful that she was able to touch you all in so many ways,’’ she wrote.

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.

Her modelling career suffered a bit when she became born again in 1991.

She was diagnosed with enlarged heart, also known as congestive heart failure in 1999.
Fawaz is survived by her 33-year-old daughter.



    She was indeed a beautiful woman

  2. Rest in peace beauty queen. You have touched so many lives, you were the real slay mama.May God gives your family the fortitude to bear the loss.

  3. Adieu BOSS LADY!

    1. Real boss lady

      Very sad

    2. True bosslady
      Not all this China made yeyebrities who are zero value and are in some cases oxygen thieves

  4. May her soul rest well with her maker. It is well.

  5. I remember her very very well, her office/ outfit was conspicuously located on Alen, lkeja. Rest her soul, beautiful Y Fawaz.

    1. First on Falolu, Surulere then she moved much later. RIP Ms Fawaz.

  6. She too fine. Rip. @Blessed Princess

  7. RIP to her. God shall comfort those she left behind.

  8. I'm shocked, aunty Yemi is gone. So so sad

  9. She was a kind soul.

  10. Rest in peace Yemi Fawaz. You were gorgeous... a Socialite that impacted lives. You and Helen Prest, were Fashion trendsetters, and inspired me greatly. Fame, Prime people, Vintage People, and City People Magazines, were incomplete without your beautiful Face,gracing the Pages. Sun re ooo Beloved.

  11. she was battling colon cancer, had a hole in her heart and her kidney had begun to fail her prior to her death.

  12. Rest in peace ma'am, I remember her from magazines my parents used to buy when I was in primary school.


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