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Miss Finland 96, Lola Odusoga’s Throwback Advert For Nokia In 1998

Finland based Diaspora Glitz Magazine posted a throwback photo of Nigerian/Finnish super model Lola Odusoga where she did a commercial for Nokia during when cell phones were introduced to us

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Lola Odusoga was born on 30th June 1977 in Turku. Her father is from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria while her mother is a Finn.

The ever-gorgeous model won the Miss Finland beauty contest in 1996 and went on to finish as the second-runner up at the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas, USA. In 1997, she won the crown of Miss Scandinavia.

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The emergence of Lola as Finland’s beauty queen in the mid-90s broke a major barrier within the immigrant community and equally changed some negative narratives associated with foreigners. Her wins triggered an influx of interracial marriages in Finland.

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