I’m a Lawyer. I have a PhD in Law. I’m affiliated with international organisations like The Kofi Anan International Peace Keeping Institute at the UN, ECOWAS and the AU. These are people I work with, at the moment, I’m a senior researcher for some consulting firms in the UK. I was also a beauty queen. I was the first runner-up of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant in 2003 and was Miss ECOWAS in 2004, hosted by Cape Verde. I was the first Nigerian that won Miss ECOWAS. Beauty Pageants were just stepping stones for me. I contested beauty pageants because I needed money to complete my education. It got to the point that I think God wanted me to as I got the money and went back to school.
The above were the words of Dr. May Ikora, when she was replying some questions – asked by a reporter of the Sun Newspaper of Nigeria.
During her visit to Nigeria, recently, she talked about her natural skin care product line, life (living) in abroad, and her plan to come back home very soon to further encourage and motivate teenage girls on the essence of being focused and diligent in their careers and life generally.
May seemed to be passionate about her fulfilment when she says, “By the time I became Miss ECOWAS , I was rounding up my degree programme and I thought my career was more important to me than the usual glamour of becoming an actress or model which was what most of my friends got into. For a long time, I was doing pencil portraits and my first account was open with the proceeds. I did a bit of modelling but I’m known for pencil portraits in the university”.