Agbani Darego Biography: Age, Son, Husband, State of Origin & Net Worth


Here is the biography of Agbani Darego with important information you need to know about the Nigerian model.

Darego is a successful beauty queen who is widely known for her beauty and slim body size.

Agbani Darego Biography

Chief Agbani Darego, MFR, born December 22, 1982, is a Nigerian model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World in 2001.

Darego became the first indigenous African to win Miss World when she won the prestigious award.

She was born in Lagos State where she grew up with her siblings before they relocated to Port Harcourt.

Early Life and Education

Agbani Darego was born in Lagos State. She is the sixth child in a family of eight children.

She relocated with her family to Port Harcourt when she was 2-year-old and attended Bereton Montessori Nursery and Primary School.

Agbani Darego’s mother, Inaewo, owned a rice trading business and a clothing boutique, but died two years after her daughter’s move to boarding school.

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She auditioned for the M-Net Face of Africa modelling competition despite her conservative father’s wishes, but unfortunately she was not chosen as a finalist.

Darego attended Federal Government Girls’ College, Abuloma, then proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt where she studied Computer Science and Mathematics.

She got admitted into the New York University to study Psychology, and graduated in May 2012.


Agbani Darego’s dream of becoming a model began when she was young. She was crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2001.

In November 2001, she became the first indigenous African to win the Miss World title.

Darego’s victory was widely welcomed in Nigeria, with her one-year tenure included goodwill trips and scheduled appearances on behalf of the pageant, and an MFR.

She featured in print commercials for boutique chain Collectables and was invited by Naomi Campbell to participate in Frock ‘n’ Roll, a charity fashion show in Barcelona.

She also negotiated a modelling deal with Trump Model Management in America

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Darego has appeared in advertising campaigns for hair care brand Gentle Touch with model Oluchi.

She also served as the face of Arik Air and  graced the covers of Complete Fashion, Mania, ThisDay Style, Genevieve, True Love, and TW Magazine.

Agbani Darego Net Worth

Agbani Darego is a successful model and one of the richest beauty Queens in Nigeria. She has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Personal Life

After her achievements in 2001, Darego was awarded an honorary chieftaincy by the Council of Chiefs of Lagos which makes her one of the youngest chiefs in Nigeria.

Darego is married to her longtime partner Ishaya Danjuma, son of billionaire General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma.

Agbani Darego husband

They got married in April 2017, in a ceremony held in Marrakesh with prominent personalities who graced the occasion.

Their marriage is  blessed with a son who was born in September 2018, and welcomed another child in December 2020.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @agbanidarego

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