Shatu Garko crowned 44th Miss Nigeria
A hijab model, 18-year-old Shatu Garko has emerged as the winner of the 2021 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant.
Garko, a horse-riding lover, represented the North West region of Nigeria during the pageant.
She was crowned as the 44th queen of the competition during the coronation ceremony held in Lagos on Friday night.
Despite being the youngest contestant, Garko beat 17 others to become the first hijab-wearing model to wear the Miss Nigeria crown.
Photos: Adebimpe Olagija