She dealt with imprisonment, anti-trans street harassment. two suicide attempts and transphobic bullying from her family in her native Nigeria before leaving for London in 2004. She is a singer-songwriter, model and the founding director of the TransValid NGO.
"There is no way I could have survived in Nigeria. That is why I had to leave."
Along the way Miss SaHHara is becoming an internationally recognized voice when it comes to eloquently discussing gender identity issues and as she has said, 'being a voice for the voiceless in Nigeria'.
Nigeria's loss of her talents and intellect because of their transphobic idiocy is Great Britain's gain.
was first runner up.
As for what's next for Miss SaHHara? Stay tuned.