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4 Things You Should Know about Frances Udukwu, 2015 Winner of the Miss Africa USA Beauty Pageant!



Frances Udukwu (2)

A couple of months ago 25-year-old Frances Udukwu beat out 17 contestants to emerge the winner of the Miss Africa USA beauty Pageant (click here if you missed all the fun moments) and now she is being re-introduced to the world.

Here are a couple of things to note about the reigning queen:

  1. She is a first generation African-American with Nigerian parentage. As the reigning first generation Nigerian-American born Miss Africa USA 2015, Frances Udukwu is the epitome of the African American dream, blending cultures for the 21st Century global market.
  2. She’s an advocate for good healthcare. She is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health Systems, and has made herself a career in healthcare consulting.
  3. She works hard. Frances has worked for the D.C. Mayor’s Office on African Affairs; has performed qualitative policy research on the impact of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) on the District’s African immigrant population, among other notable achievements. These local yet valuable experiences have shown her capable of being a leader in every way.
  4. She’s all about building more female entrepreneurs. Following her success at the Miss Nigeria USA pageant, she founded a nonprofit called The Lead Girl Foundation. This organization is aimed at providing skills based training and mentoring to aspiring female entrepreneurs of African-American descent. Her work with her organization also saw her travel to her homeland where she met with many laudable political figures and media personalities in a bid to drum up support for her charity and ultimately to move the goalposts on women’s rights in Nigeria.

See her new photos below.

Frances Udukwu (1) Frances Udukwu (3) Frances Udukwu (4) Frances Udukwu (5)


  1. A Real Nigerian

    January 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    What the hell is Miss Africa USA? Is this seriously a thing? Wow.

    • ElessarisElendil

      January 19, 2016 at 1:06 am

      That’s ’cause like Africa is like literally a country like literally!!

    • lulu

      June 14, 2017 at 9:27 am

      omg please think for once, she won miss Nigeria USA, then competed with with other women from “countries in africa” for miss Africa USA.

  2. chiagi

    January 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Frances Miss Africa USA! Beautiful pics! Woow the black dress is gorgeous!! Keep up the good work dear!

  3. Nina Ojo

    January 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    That was the same girl that was disgraced all over the internet trying to see Buhari by force. Queen queen everywhere.

  4. Californiabawlar

    January 18, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Lol…fine girl! So she won? A video of all the contestants recently showed up on my timeline…she introduced herself by her Igbo name in that one (if it’s the same competition…they’re too many to count).
    Wait, so she identifies as African American of Nigerian heritage? Quite a mouthful if you ask me. Most people in that category just say Nigerian American or something like that…but oh well…Raven is from every continent in Africa (except one) so who are we to question anyone about whatever label they choose.
    My own is to ask who wrote this ‘resume’ or is it portfolio now?What are we (the average Nigerian) supposed to do with all this info? Well, I’m sure her target audience has seen this and will take note…she’ll be hearing from their PAs and agents. Osas did it…you can also did it… You might have to straight up identify as Naija if you want some of this celebrity that we’re sharing though!

  5. Nneka

    January 18, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    @Nina you’re referring to Miss Nigeria in America…she was Miss Nigeria USA. Nne baby, learn to come w facts

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