Charming socialite, Ms. Angela Onyeador, has died in the United States of an undisclosed ailment.
Angela, who was widely known in social circles for her poise, charm and beauty, had been hospitalised for sometime in an undisclosed hospital and died on Monday morning.
The former beauty pageant consultant was a close associate of the late First Lady, Stella Obasanjo, and was also closely associated with erstwhile Senate President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo.
She also reportedly played in a prominent role in the choice of wife for Nigerian international, Nwankwo Kanu, as she ensured that he married her niece, Amarachi.
Angela’s late sister was married to ex-Biafran warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, although the union bore no children.
An indigene of Arochukwu, Abia State, Angela recently told a national newspaper that she had a luxury childhood
She said, “I had two sisters and one brother. We were living in Shell camp in Port Harcourt, which was an exclusive camp for white people many years ago. We were the only black family there and it was sheer luxury. We had everything. They would bring us clean sheets every Saturday and go away with the old ones. We had an Olympic size swimming pool; we even had a lovely club house. I am short of saying I was born with a platinum spoon.”
When she finished from the primary school in the Shell camp, she proceeded to the prized Queens College, Lagos, where she discovered her talent and bias for the arts – fine art and music. She wanted to pursue a career in the arts but her parents insisted such courses were not befitting enough. She thus enrolled at the Slade School of Arts, University College, London, where she eventually bagged a degree in Psychology.
Her family has yet to issue a statement.