Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu a multiple international pageant titleholder, having won Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 1988 and Miss Africa, and is best known as the first African to win Miss Intercontinental. She was formerly a presidential advisor and served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Ghana until moving to Spain in 2012.
Bianca ojukwu is a politician, ambassador, attorney, and businesswoman from Nigeria. Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, a former president of Biafra, was her late husband.
Bianca Ojukwu, the sixth child of college principal Christian Onoh and his wife Carol, grew up in rural Ngwo with her siblings Lilian, Josephine, Nuzo, Gabriel, Stella, Christian, and Josef. She got her A-levels while attending Cambridge Tutorial College, St Andrews College, and Ackworth School in Pontefract.
Her father, a lawyer by profession, insisted she focus solely on law and join the family business after she had just started a combined honours degree in Politics, Economics, and Law at the University of Buckingham. She later transferred to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu entered the Nigerian Law School after graduating, where she eventually received a call to the bar.
Bianca-Ojukwu briefly practiced law after graduating from law school before giving it up to devote her time to her house, her cosmetics company Bianca Blend, and her interior design company Mirabella. Bianca Ojukwu led print advertisements for her brand despite her qualms about modeling. In Enugu, she also founded the nonprofit Hope House Trust, which focuses on rehabilitating young offenders.
She previously won Miss Martini, and was named Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in December 1988, although she held the title for the majority of 1989. Before representing her nation in Miss World in Hong Kong and Miss Universe in Mexico, she previously won the Miss Africa 1989 pageant held in the Gambia. The following year, she won Miss Intercontinental and was named Miss Congeniality at the now-defunct Miss Charm International in Russia, where she also placed in the semifinals. This led to even greater success for her.
President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Bianca Ojukwu as Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Affairs in 2011. In 2012, she was appointed Nigeria’s ambassador to Ghana, and she later served as ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain. The Alfonso X el Sabio University in Spain awarded Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu a master’s degree in international relations and diplomacy in 2016. She currently serves as Nigeria’s permanent representative to the World Tourism Organization.
Ikemba Odumegwu-Ojukwu and Bianca Ojukwu were married and had three children together before Ikemba passed away in 2011. She acknowledges that while she was content with her marriage and grateful to have discovered her partner, she would not advise her daughter to pursue a similar path in terms of getting married. The highest chieftaincy title given to women in her region is one of the several traditional titles Odumegwu-Ojukwu has in her native country.