Regina Askia, the unforgettable beauty queen
Popular for her role in movies like “Most Wanted”, “Festival of Fire”, “Full Moon”, “Suicide Mission” and others, Askia represented Nigeria at Miss Charm International held in Leningrad, Russia, in 1990.
Regina Askia is a Nigerian-born, American-based nurse, healthcare and educational activist, television producer, writer, and public speaker.
A former beauty queen and Nollywood actress, Askia moved to New York, the U.S.A. and changed the life of a screen diva to the life of a wife, a mother and a medical worker but we can never forget her.
The one time beauty queen was always a delight to watch, she kept us glued to our TV screens in the 90s and early 2000s.
Popular for her role in movies like “Most Wanted”, “Festival of Fire”, “Full Moon”, “Suicide Mission” and others, Askia represented Nigeria at Miss Charm International held in Leningrad, Russia , in 1990 and came second. She also made history by becoming the first Nigerian at Miss International in Japan , where she made an impact with the most outstanding traditional costume.
In 2005 she hosted a fashion show at the Nigerian Embassy in New York City to raise awareness for the plight of children’s social amenities in Nigeria, and in 2006, she hosted a charity fashion show at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, which displayed the creations of top African designers and her own label Regine Fashions .
Askia-Williams still works on promoting greater collaboration between Africa and its diaspora with her fashion shows as well as medical missions to Africa. She co-hosts an Internet broadcast discussion program, African Health Dialogues. The program covers such topics as the effectiveness of mobile medical clinics in Africa.