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FIRST WOMEN: First Nigerian Woman To Become An Air Hostess


Mrs. Christina Eyimofe Stallings is the first air hostess in Nigeria.

Christina Stallings was born on December 22nd, 1929 in Kaduna to Mr. & Mrs. James Ekeru Tugele of Edjeba.

She attended Hope Waddell boarding school in Calabar and later studied Fashion Merchandising in London.

In the late 1950s, she worked for BOAC (now British Airways) and was well-known as the first black flight attendant.

Through her job, she was opportune to meet with different Heads of States, Ambassadors, and other dignitaries.

She later joined the team of staff who pioneered Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation now Nigerian Television Authority, where she worked as a newscaster and Traffic Manager, scheduling TV programming.

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She was first married to late Chief Alfred Rewane and later married the love of her life, Herman. D. Stallings, an African –American civil rights lawyer from Detroit, Michigan, but was widowed after five years.

She died in San Francisco on March 27th, 2013, aged 83

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