Scenes of immense beauty and situations of extreme danger exemplify Nigeria.

This was on powerful display in the 2003 movie thriller set in this West African emotional magnet, Tears Of The Sun. article, columbia pictures photo credit article, columbia pictures photo credit

The movie tells the story of a Navy Seals unit that is dropped into a Nigerian civil war zone to airlift four U.S. nationals to safety.

Sony Pictures expands, “Loyal veteran Navy S.E.A.L. Lt. A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) is sent into the heart of war-torn Africa on a hazardous mission to rescue Dr. Lena Hendricks (Monica Bellucci), a U.S. citizen who runs a missionary. When the beautiful doctor refuses to abandon the refugees in her care, Lt. Waters finds himself having to choose between following orders and the dictates of his own conscience. Together, they begin a dangerous trek through the deadly jungle, all the while being pursued by a rebel militia group with only one goal in mind: to assassinate Lt. Waters’ unit and the refugees in his care.”

Very intense.

Just like the beauty and vibrant personality of the Nigerian shapely model Jennifer Enujiugha.

When Jennifer, an on-air personality was growing up, she never dreamed she would be a renowned global model.

Our star is fulfilled in her career because she followed her heart and what she has passion for. She is very bold in counseling mothers to give their daughters who want to be models a chance to pursue their goals.

She certainly has the credentials to dispense advice for success.

At her informative site, we can appreciate her resume. “Jennifer Enujiugha (born “Jennifer Enujiugha Nkemakonam”, on the 1st of November 1989 in Onitsha Anambra state), popularly known as “JENYZEST”, is a Nigerian plus size model, TV presenter, VJ and choreographer. She is also a Miss Curvy Nigeria Top Model.

Jennifer Enujiugha was recently featured as a cameo in one of Nigeria’s popular Gospel Artistes hit song – Miracle papa by Joe Praize.

Jennifer Enujiugha was born in Onitsha, Anambra state and grew up in a family of two, with her sister, Oluchi Enujiugha. She attended Learning Field Nursery and Primary School. She graduated from Abia State University, where she studied Crop Production and Protection.”

Very impressive wouldn’t you say?

Like New York, some regions can be stars of the story all by themselves.

Nigeria is filled with passion and excitement.

The university that Jennifer attended, Abia State, speaks to their vision and mission.

It’s a vision that helped shape and influence Jennifer. A mission that energized and inspired her. Their purpose is “To establish a responsive leadership that will expand the academic base of the institution through promotion of entrepreneur studies that will equip our graduates with the requisite skills and competencies fit for effective contribution to the 21st century activities of the globe and enthrone Excellence in academic activities emphasizing competitiveness and healthy rivalry amongst students and staff on national and international platforms in areas of Research, Publications and exhibitions.”

Abia State University is one of the state owned universities in Nigeria.

Sounds like a strong commitment to changing the world.

Jennifer is certainly achieving that in the modeling world.

As the educational information site reported, “Now that Jenny is flying the flag of fashion in the country, she asserted that she can’t be seen “shabbily dressed.”

Jennifer never dresses shabbily. Just look at her. Very sweet. article, jenniferenujiugha-com photo credit article, jenniferenujiugha-com photo credit

Let’s now meet the other important actor in Jennifer’s life story. It’s the first time that Femcompetitor Magazine has electronically traveled there, but given her prowess, it’s been well worth the wait.

Welcome to Nigeria.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located.

Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.

It is massive.

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. article, wikimedia photo by-nwabu-2010-own-work article, wikimedia photo by-nwabu-2010-own-work

Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artifacts and craftworks. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events.

As of 2015, Nigeria is the world’s 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa’s largest economy in 2014.

The United States site, provides more details. “Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the most populous and politically influential are: Hausa and the Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%.”

With a reported sizable population of 181,562,056, one can understand why tolerance of diversity would be supremely important.

Opening up your mind would open you up to some great food.

Nigerian cuisine consists of dishes or food items from the hundreds of ethnic groups that comprise Nigeria. Like other West African cuisines, it uses spices and herbs in conjunction with palm oil or groundnut oil to create deeply flavored sauces and soups often made very hot with chili peppers. Nigerian feasts are colorful and lavish, while aromatic market and roadside snacks cooked on barbecues or fried in oil are plentiful and varied.

So thinking about Jennifer and her courage to speak up about issues important to women, is very admirable given some of the concerns in her home country that speak to the rights of women.

The respected site educates, “In the southern region, customary laws allow marriage of girls between 12 and 15 years, while in other regions marriage is authorized from 9 years. A 2004 United Nations report estimated that 28% of girls between 15 and 29 years were married, divorced, or widowed. Polygamy is authorized and widely practiced under both customary and Sharia laws. Nearly one third of Nigerian women are in polygamous unions.

Domestic violence is extremely prevalent in Nigeria. It is estimated that 20% of women are victims of domestic violence and such violence is generally condoned by society.”

Nigeria needs more women like Jennifer. The world does as well.

In a revealing interview with, Jennifer speaks to what fuels her drive. “The major thing limiting us in this society is the fact that modeling hasn’t been fully accepted in Nigeria and it’s quite challenging to have a career without having the support of your loved ones. My life philosophy is that patience is virtue, consistency and determination pay well at the end.”

Well said Jennifer and you know what?

Because of Jennifer’s creativity, courage, determination and willingness to speak out and help other women……….

We don’t need to wait until the end.

It’s paying off already.

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Sources:, Wikipedia,, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.