Keisha Omilana

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Oloori Keisha Omilana

Inglewood, California
Other namesPrincess Keisha Omilana
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBachelor in Fashion Design
  • Model
  • Media executive
  • Beauty entrepreneur
TitleOloori Omoba of Ipetu-Ijesha
Spouse(s)Omoba Adekunle Adebayo Omilana

Oloori Keisha Omilana of Ipetu-Ijesha, commonly known as Princess Keisha Omilana, is an American model, media executive and beauty entrepreneur. As the wife of Omoba Adekunle Adebayo Omilana of Ipetu-Ijesha, she is a princess of the Yoruba House of Arigbabuowo.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Inglewood, California, Omilana graduated with a degree in fashion design from an institution in Chicago.[1][2]


After moving to New York, Omilana started to work as a fashion model for a series of brands that included L'Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, and CoverGirl. It was when she booked a national campaign for Pantene, however, that she became known as The Pantene Girl. She would ultimately front three ad campaigns for the company.[3][4] She also appeared in the satirical film Zoolander.[5]

Following her marriage, Omilana and her husband established Wonderful Brand, a corporate face for their multifaceted media endeavours. Originally based in America, the couple now run it from their base in London.[6]

Omilana has continued to work independently as well. In 2017, she founded a hair care line known as A Crown of Curls.[7]

Personal life

According to Omilana, she first became acquainted with Adekunle Adebayo Omilana when he approached her and asked her out after seeing her standing outside The W.[8][9] She initially turned him down, but later reconsidered, and the couple began to date shortly thereafter.[10] It was only upon meeting her future mother-in-law two years later that she first became aware of her then fiance's royal background. The couple now has two children, a son named Omoba 'Diran and a daughter named Omoba 'Dior.[1]

Prior to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, media outlets listed Omilana along with Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Princess Ariana Austin Makonnen, Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini of Swaziland, Emma Thynn, Viscountess Weymouth, Cécile de Massy, Princess Sarah Culberson, and Monica von Neumann as modern examples of black royal and noble women. A resurgence of articles about African royalty and nobles of African heritage, including Omilana, circulated after the British royal wedding.[11][12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Princess Keisha of Nigeria says she didn't know her now husband was a prince until two years into their relationship, when his mom called her 'my princess'". Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  2. "The World's Most Stylish Royals". Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  3. "Meghan Markle is black royalty. Here are 6 more royal black women around the world". Black Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  4. "All the royals who have walked the runway at Fashion Week". Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  5. "10 young royals who are making a splash in the fashion world". Esquire Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  6. "3 influential modern day African princesses you should know". Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  7. "14 royals that are just as stylish as the Duchess of Cambridge". Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  8. "Modern princesses who changed the face of royal fashion". Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  9. "The Most Interesting Royal Women In The World". Herald Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  10. "Nigerian prince and princess tell their real life Coming to America story". Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  11. Wade, Valerie. "Does Meghan Markle Need to Be the Black Princess You Want Her to Be?".
  12. "Is the royal wedding a cause for feminist celebration or condemnation? Yes".

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