They are pretty statuesque, finely chiseled and angelic. Whenever they smile, the smiles lighten up dark rooms, but behind these smiles, there are lots of pains and anguish they are shielding from the outside world. This is the case of two beauty queens and high flying celebrities, Nike Osinowo and former Miss World, Agbani Darego. Apart from these beautiful ladies being one-time Most Beautiful Girls in Nigeria, it may interest you that they are also suffering from a relatively unknown disease, Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus – the endometrium – grows outside the uterus – endometrial implant, and it most commonly involves the ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining the pelvis. Nike, Oshinowo, the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 1991, shocked the world in 2013 when she came out to narrate her ordeal with the strange disease that has been preventing her from having babies as she would have loved.
She later opted to have children via a surrogate mother at the age of 47. Also, the first Nigerian winner of Miss World could not hide her emotion last Sunday at the stage of “Native and Vogue”, a fashion event held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. Darego, who a lot of people had anticipated would model one of the designs of the several clothiers available, instead explained why she was very emotional on the night, before narrating the tale of the pains she has been going through for years due to endometriosis.
She revealed to an astonished and speechless audience that she had done over 12 surgeries to correct her reproductive system, lost one of her ovaries and is now having a blocked fallopian tube, all because of endometriosis. These two beauty queens and elegant personalities have not allowed this to define their lives. They are also not ashame to share their stories and inspire others who may be going through similar plights. One good thing is that they have continued to make waves in their chosen fields and remain stars among their peers.