Meet Queen Sarah Toritseju Pessu the Outgoing Most Beautiful Face in Nigeria (MBFN) 2020
Queen Sarah T. Pessu is the Most Beautiful Face in Nigeria 2020, Miss Tourism World Nigeria 2021 and Ms. International World Nigeria 2022. She will be representing Nigeria at the Miss International World Beauty Pageant in The United States of America, 2022.
A great granddaughter of Chief Pessu Ebiowa and Jemerigbe- Akuirene both of Okotomu Irigbo and Prince Oritsemone of Usele and the Daibo family of Koko all of the great Warri kingdom in Delta state. She is also a great granddaughter of Prince Ebikumor-Opiti of Ofunama in Egbema Clan in Edo State.
She is a/an Model, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Biomedical Scientist and an advocate for youth empowerment and hunger eradication.
She became a Brand Ambassador to a top fabric wholesaler in Nigeria, ‘Fabrics by June’ during her reign as MBFN 2020,
Most Beautiful Face in Nigeria pageant is organized by Zanzy Entertainment with the the CEO as Mr Chuks Anusionwu .
Queen Sarah had her primary education at the PHCN Staff school, Ekakpamre, Delta State, and secondary at the Igbinedion Education Centre Benin City. She later proceeded to Cardiff Sixth form College for her A- levels. Hereafter proceeded to The University of Bradford where she graduated as a Biomedical scientist.
In the cause of all these she had a lot of landmark achievements, which included the following:
Head Girl Primary School 2007/2008,
Miss PHCN 2008 Beauty Pageant,
Head Girl Junior Secondary School 2010/2011,
Head Girl Senior Secondary school 2013/2014
Religious Prefect Junior/Senior Secondary schools,
Best Graduating Student and Winner of Lady Cherry Igbinedion Prize for best behaved student on graduation from Secondary school in 2014,
Treasurer School’s Healthcare Club 2013/2014.
She had a partial scholarship to study for her A-levels at the Number 1 UK College, Cardiff Sixth Form College.
At the University of Bradford, she was a member of the school’s Red Ribbon Club, a club set up for raising funds towards the awareness for HIV/AIDS. She volunteered for and opened the fashion show set up for fund raising during her time as a member.
She was a member of the African Caribbean Society, Music Society, Bradford Vixens (a female football team) and Infuzion Dance Crew.
She is a fresh graduate of Biomedical Science with research interests in Liquid Biopsies specifically saliva, tears, blood, and urine to identify proteins that can be used as potential biomarkers in testing and monitoring prognosis of various cancers to replace the much more invasive techniques such as tissue biopsies.
On graduating from Bradford in 2019 she came back to Nigeria with the hope of serving her NYSC, but things took a different turn for the philanthropic Queen when she started applying for pageants and ended up winning the Most Beautiful Face in Nigeria 2020.
As the Most Beautiful Face in Nigeria, she engaged in philanthropic activities; most times raising funds for her pet project ‘Hope to the Vulnerable’ which kick-started on December 18, 2020, in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area, Delta State. This project involved feeding the vulnerable in our society, mounting medical outreaches, as she believes ‘Health is wealth’ and youth empowerment as Nigeria needs to develop her hidden talents to move forward.
Queen Sarah was sworn in as a member of the Management and Advisory Board of the Nanna Living History National Museum, Koko, Delta State by the National Commissions for Museums and Monuments, where she is working tirelessly to raise funds for the renovation and upgrade of the museum. As a proud Itsekiri princess she believes that we need to appreciate the Itsekiri culture and other Nigerian cultures which are our national heritage and has dedicated her time to improving the tourism aspect of Nigeria by starting with the National Museum of her people, the Nanna Living History Museum in Koko Delta State. Queen Sarah aims to travel across Nigeria visiting notable tourist sites like Ife, Benin, and others to document them and promote them on the media.
As a strong believer in the development of her people, Nigeria, Queen Sarah has just launched the youth empowerment programme which kickstarted with 3 hairdressers and 1 fashion designer currently in training. Individuals receive a transport stipend of NGN10,000 a month and at the end of their training based on assessment of performance will be given a starter pack each to start up their business or be placed in a company to work.
Queen Sarah has also opened her beauty shop, called Chateau Beauty by Toju where she aims to train youths in art of makeup artistry. Queen Sarah believes with the support of the people and the government we would all be able to make a notable difference in our country Nigeria, decreasing unemployment, promoting tourism, and relieving our vulnerable groups and bringing hope to the vulnerable.
She has won over 50 multiple educational and extracurricular awards in estimate.
During her reign she won the following awards:
Humanitarian Queen of the Year (Nigeria Achievers Award, 2021)
Top 60 Under 40 Most Influential/Inspiring Pageant Paragon (Pageant Summit/Awards 2021)
Outstanding Beauty Queen of The Year (Legacy Hall of Fame Awards, 2021)
Most Influential Queen of the Year (Eko Heritage Awards, 2021)
Pageant Queen of The Year (Icons Noble Award, 2021)
Most Supportive Queen Of the year (Queen of runway Africa 2021)
Pageant Queen Of the year (Densa Awards, 2021)
Before her present appointment, Queen Sarah as a fresh graduate worked as a Sales Analyst in her family’s Soft Drinks Distribution Company. Currently, she is a member of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, UK, and a member of Red Cross Society of Nigeria.