5 reasons why Regina Askia was one of the biggest celebrities of her time

Regina Askia is one name we can never forget from our television screens back in the 1990s. She was one actress who came with the celebrity package. She graced our hearts and screens equally during her glory days.

We take a look at five reasons why she was the biggest celebrity of her time.

1. She was a former beauty queen

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Regina Askia back in her youth was probably the prettiest lady in the country. She contested for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant in 1988, even though she was the people's favourite, she came out second in the competition losing to Bianca Ojukwu.

However, when Bianca Ojukwu left the crown, Regina Askia took over and became the MBGN.  In 1990, Askia-Williams represented Nigeria at Miss Charm International held in Leningrad, Russia, 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.

2. She was one of the hottest actresses in the 1990s

After her reign as the MBGN, she moved on to become an actress in the Nollywood industry. Her debut was in the popular drama series, "Fortunes" where she played the role of the gold-digging "Tokunbo." She starred in a lot of movies from the 1990s to the early 2000s a career which spanned over a decade.
Regina Askia can be remembered for her very professional interpretations of all the roles she played in movies she starred, making her a force to reckon with the movie industry.

3. She attracted the highest fee per movie

At the time where actors weren't really paid so well, Regina Askia and a few other actors like Pete Edochie and Zach Orji were among the highest-earning actors. To star in a movie at that time, it was reported that it would cost a lot to get Regina Askia in that movie because everyone wanted to see a movie with her as part of the cast.

4. She modeled for a lot of brands

Every beauty queen gets the opportunity to become brand ambassadors during their reign as queen, that was the case of Regina Askia as she was used as a brand ambassador for major brands in the country at that time. If it was big and reigning, Regina Askia was promoting that brand.

5. She was everybody's crush

Regina Askia didn't  become a beauty queen by error, she was beautiful. She was tall, had and still has the most beautiful eyes. Everyone crushed on her, even ladies wanted to dress and look like her. Regina Askia's voice well is what call distinct and sexy. The guys couldn't wait to see her in a movie and just to have a glimpse of the beautiful and sexy lady.