HPOTW: Congratulations To Star of The Week Maria Olukotun of Killeen, Texas!!!


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Maria Ibukun Olukotun is from Nigeria. She is married to her long time fiance, Henry and they both live together in Killeen, Texas, United States.

Earlier this year, Maria relocated to the United States to unite with her U.S. Army husband. "Life in America is very different compared to Nigeria, but I am loving it because my husband is already used to the system and he helps me a lot. I have always wanted to try other people's culture and understand their way of life generally," she said.

Born and bread in Nigeria, Maria hails from a town called Ikare in Ondo State, Nigeria. She studied English Language at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria and she has always been very hardworking. So, don't let her 'signature smile' fool you. This is one hard working business lady who has a good head on her shoulders.

When I saw this photo of Ibukun - Maria's native name - I went "Whao!" This is a complete Nigerian attire. As a matter of fact, it is the latest Yoruba traditional wedding attire and this photo is from Maria's traditional wedding album. She is 100% Yoruba and a proud one at that. The beautiful Yoruba bride definitely has a very good eye. Mellow peach colored Aso Oke and a very soft cream colored lace, with a matching embroideried hand fan. She chose these nice blend of colors to make her skin glow, her eyes sparkle thereby making her entire look appear more pulled together.

Maria's hobbies are coooking, watching movies, golfing and listening to music.

"For now, and I'm still getting used to my new environment and I am discovering new things," She said.

"In the future I see myself starting my own business," she added.

She speaks English and Yoruba language fluently.


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