BN Bytes: Miss World 2001 Agbani Darego graduates from NYU! Celebrates with Supermodel Friends Oluchi Orlandi & Ojy Okpe

Congrats to Agbani Darego, the beautiful beauty queen (Miss World 2001)/model/TV Presenter has just graduated from the prestigious New York University with a degree in Psychology.

When she won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria title in 2001, Agbani was a student of Computer Science at the University of Port Harcourt. After her historic win at the Miss World pageant, she was thrust into the global limelight and enjoyed a successful career as a model including major campaigns for L’Oréal and other brands.
She re-enrolled in school at the New York University and has managed to balance her career with her studies.

Congrats Agbani!
We hear that Agbani has a major TV project in the pipeline…shhhh

64 Comments on BN Bytes: Miss World 2001 Agbani Darego graduates from NYU! Celebrates with Supermodel Friends Oluchi Orlandi & Ojy Okpe
  • Onyinye May 16, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Congrats…u deserve it

  • lilian May 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Good one Agbani! Smart move…wishing u all d best

  • Ms Sexy May 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

    congrats Agbani
    beauty wt brains

  • busarni May 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

    onyinye yu de sleep fo BN? na wah,, congrats girl.

  • LPS May 16, 2012 at 9:34 am
  • kem May 16, 2012 at 9:35 am

    ever dazzling, u deserve the best………….congrat love love, mmuahhhhh

  • Mimss May 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Congrats Agbani…You make me proud to be an African woman..Cheers!!

    • Gimmer May 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      just for doing what she is supposed to do? i hope you have higher standards sha

      • NINA May 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm


      • IRepNaija May 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

        A lot of people don’t do “what they are supposed to do”. It is always refreshing to see someone who does…

  • Zee May 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

    you go girl!

  • honeymix May 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    congrats gal.rily a samrt move.use d opportunity well.

  • missappleberry May 16, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Awww, beauty wt brains. Glad 2 c she celebrated d day wt her Nigerian friends. Congrats Agbani!

    • Simbi May 17, 2012 at 12:31 am

      and if she celebrated with non Nigerians nko?

  • Priscy May 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

    good move….

  • medain May 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

    she doesn’t look as fine….congrats to her tho

  • iyawo Donjazzy May 16, 2012 at 11:17 am


  • Cheese May 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Congrats Agbani keep soaring high

  • Posh Stalker May 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Congrats Agbani

  • Couture By Makioba May 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

    make us (Kalabari) proud girl…proudly kalabari anytime..

  • Daniel Kreiss May 16, 2012 at 11:50 am

    is this a first or second degree?
    cos when she won miss world she was a student and its been 10 years o
    so please explain!
    no beef*

    • Concur May 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Did you bother to read the article???

    • DuChess O May 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      So what if it’s been 10 years? So what if it’s her first degree??? Who cares if it’s a masters or not?!? Msheeew! Stop tallying the numbers and celebrate with her instead!

  • Akinola oluwaseyi May 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm


  • Mary May 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    It is first degree oooo, at least according to the gown, MS and doctorate gown is different ……. I guess better late than never ,

  • Xtella May 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    So from computer science to psychology, hmmm.
    I hope she didn’t just go to school for the sake of a degree. Her skills will have been more marketable if she stuck to computer science.

    • BubblyBliss May 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Typical. So because it’s not a cliche degree like computer science/accounting/law/medicine, etc, it doesn’t count? Think outside your suffocating box. Ugh!

  • Gemma May 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    @ Daniel If you had bothered to read the article you wouldn’t be asking these questions.

  • Sidney May 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Congrats Agbani!! Modeling takes a lot of your time especially when you’re successful at it. I am proud of these Nigerian supermodels- Oluchi, Ojy, and now Agbani.

    Im a Nigerian and I hope some of these readers with their cave man mentality will not say she should “find a husband” now. I know that some Nigerian women’s main goals in life are to find husbands and give birth (and nothing more). Allow the woman pursue her goals and that phase of her life will come at Gods time.

    • Rabina May 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Nothing wrong with having marriage as a goal- kai, I wish I had married that Arab sheikh when he proposed a couple of years but see me see trouble, sitting here writing to you and defending marriage- who knows, another one will come along….

      • omo May 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

        lololololol………..your comment is so hilarious. no worry the Sheikh will come back. i tender my CV for his younger brother, i no mind elderly uncle sef

    • Amebo May 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      wetin concern husband matter for this one?

    • nmA@YAHOO.COM May 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      what is wrong with having a husband ojy and oluchi are both married and have kids and they are doing what they love marriage is a beutiful thing when done right marriiage is not a death sentence of your aspirations and goals it is the beginning of them agbani if you have a good man please marry and dont mind this myopic view that to be successful you need to be single

  • kem May 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    whether she did it for just a degree or not, she is a graduate, well computer science in mind before, i don’t see anything wrong changing course oh, it happens a lot besides she knows much better to decide …..congrat babes

  • Genny May 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Daniel she didnt complete d oda (dunce)sidney i love ds u statement. Lets hook up on facebook pls. Genny olikagu. U got so go gal @agbani

  • konnie May 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Congrats. You will go far and rise even higher

  • Ndidi May 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    You can tell when someone is a true beauty inside and out from the light that shines from their eyes. Agbani is a true beauty!
    Congrats on her accomplishments.

  • Iphy Scholar May 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Congrats Agbani!. You are beauty and brain…me wishing you success in all your endeavours. Go gal and keep making us proud!!!

  • HRS May 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Congrats Agbani! Well done girl! to haters! Even OBJ went back to school, it’s never too late! Besides, the chic is young! unlike our daddies dat we see in NYSC shirts!

  • BeautyFULL May 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    So what if she took 10years?And she changed course?And what makes you think computer science is more marketable than psychology abroad?or you think she’s coming back to work in Lagos?Some people should be banned from commenting,cos their comments are too ignorant.I don’t know if there is a certain stipulated age for graduating from Uni or a law against changing course

  • christy May 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    She ever want me to remain slim,go girl.

  • Rabina May 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Well done Agbani, getting your degree is more important than that Miss World crown or those modelling contracts- at least you have something to fall back on when those looks or your figure goes (if it does)- I wish Nigerian footballers could learn a lesson from Agbani!

  • Nenny May 17, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Congrats FGGC Abuloma chic! You go girl…

  • NNENNE May 17, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Beauty is not just enough today. Congratulations.

  • faith May 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Congrts Girl!

  • Daniel Kreiss May 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Modelling takes time indeed
    She must be Chanel Iman, Naomi Campbell, Alex Wek, Jourdan Dunn
    or Abby lee kershaw………..
    i dont think she was very successful as a model no beef
    i have only seen a handful of her campaigns while Aishwarya Rai has a lot more…

  • Londoner May 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    No pun intended but Oluchi & Ojy are not Super Models pls…

  • Ondbit_baba May 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Like this (thumbs up). Inspiring …

  • katchy May 18, 2012 at 12:23 am

    yeah right big whoop!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ao May 18, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Congrats Agbani! Brush off the frustrated haters who have not and will never achieve one-tenth of the success you have achieved! Do you!

  • Ese May 18, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Congratulations dearie

  • Ugonna Chinenye May 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I don’t know you, but I will say congratulations!

  • cee May 22, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Congrats girl! Salut’

  • Mtn free browsing May 23, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Wow, i so much love her, that’s really beautiful, hope she has good day.

  • chiomy June 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Am personally happy for u girl, may d good Lord continue to bless n increase u in wisdom, finally give u a good husband so that u can settle down, the fact that u re an African woman cannot be change. move ahead!

  • e. June 4, 2012 at 10:06 am

    congrats u always…from tanzania

  • Seun June 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Agbani has done very well for herself and deserves to be congratulated. There are many models around the world who never bothered to attend Uni (including our Nigerian Oluchi). Most of them just keep modeling, marry rich men, have babies and keep on modelling. Little or no brains in dem skinny heads!

  • Seun June 6, 2012 at 9:28 am

    So Big Congrats to you Agbani, and NYU is a great school too. I envy you. lol.
    I know sometime soon you’ll also start a family. Its just the cycle of life. God bless you dear. Pls keep your head up, dont loose it out there and keep representing.
    Naija loves you!!!

  • nicole blaze June 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

    congratulations to her

  • lola Idije June 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

    @Londoner, you are right they not international SUPERMODEL, but they are in Nigeria (I used to work as a model booker with STORM). Even Iman Chanel, is not a supermodel, inspite of the fact she works a lot…

    Like Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer once said the word ‘Supermodel’ is loosely used. At Storm, we have few name new Supermodels on the book, apart from the original SUPERMODELS.

    Oluchi, is referred to as an international Top Model (in STORM), but that title can’t go to Ojy or Agbani, because they are not as known as Oluchi in the international modelling areana (maybe when they do Victoria Secret (VS) or Sports Illustrated (SI).

    Anyway, I’m happy for them cos black models don’t really work…

  • Chy July 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Congrats darlin agbani, you have done so well!and for those who can’t celebrate with others for success/achievements….you can as well stop posting claptrap..typical Nigerians,whether a joke or not,it’s not necessary judging others. I pray you are not criticised at your own celebration….

  • lisa July 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    ojy also did countless jobs in america! she went very far by nigerian standards. so yes she can be called a nigerian super model.

  • loveswindoll July 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    congrate dear….i wish to be like u,go and make us proud and teach us the way…..add me on facebook lfunanya nwafor offorchebe

  • frannie January 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    whenever i want to have a goooooood laugh, i come to bellanaija, haba people!!!! why not be happy with her @least, whether she changed course or not or got the degree after 10 years does it matter? psychologists make lots of money here in the states and whoever says you can’t diversify. congrats o jare my sister you’ve done well for yourself

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