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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

RISING STAR: OMOTU BISSONG



Omotu Bissong (born Cecilia Ohumotu Bissong) is a Nigerian model, television presenter, and actress, best known as Funke Lawal in Desperate Housewives Africa. A native of Yala, Cross River State, Bissong started her modelling career when she was a child and attended Nigerian Navy Primary school and Nigerian Navy Secondary school both in Calabar. She would later enroll as a student of the University of Calabar where she studied Economics.

In 2003 she made history win she won the MBGN (Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria, Beauty Pageant) as the first winner from the South-South, she further went to represent Nigeria in the Miss Universe and Miss World beauty pageants. 
She moved to America where she continued modelling and schooling, she relocated back to Nigeria in 2009. Bissong worked as a model in Nigeria before moving to America, where she signed up with another model agency whilst studying Accounting at the City University of New York.
Upon her return to Nigeria, she opened a model management company in a bid to restore professionalism in the industry. Since returning to her home country in 2009, Bissong has worked in television, presenting The Peak Talent Hunt Show, and Africa Awakes on DSTV.


As an actress, Bissong was in the Ghanaian movie "Be My Guest" with Nadia Buari and Chris Attoh and is currently starring in the African adaptation of "Desperate Housewives" as stay-at-home mother Funke Lawal who is loosely based on Lynette Scavo in the original series.

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