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This Hijab-Wearing Beauty Contestant Is Making Her Modeling Debut During New York Fashion Week

Halima Aden, the first hijab-wearing woman to compete in Minnesota's Miss USA competition, will make her modeling debut during Kanye West's show.

Somali-American teen, Halima Aden, broke serious ground last November, when she became the first Somali-American woman to compete in Minnesota's Miss USA pageant, and the first woman to wear a "burkini" and hijab during the competition.


Aden rocked the competition and challenged misconceptions about Muslim women. She left an unforgettable  impression on the pageant world.

Now she'll do the same in the modeling world. The 19-year-old recently signed a deal with IMG models, and is set to make her runway debut tonight during Kanye West's Yeezy show for New York Fashion Week, reports Business of Fashion. Let's hope Mr. West has a better concept for his show this time around.

“I wanted to spread a positive message about beauty and diversity, and to show other young Muslim women that there is room for them,” said Aden.

We'd say she's off to an amazing start!

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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