STYLE ICON: Patti Boulaye.

Nigerian-British entertainer, Patti Boulaye was born born Patricia Ngozi Ebigwe on 3 May 1954 in mid-western Nigeria. As a teenager, she witnessed the horrors of the Biafran war in the country and her family later emigrated to the United Kingdom.

Raised in a strict Catholic household, Boulaye initially had hopes of becoming a nun. However, after mistakenly auditioning and for and successfully gaining a part in the musical Hair (she had thought the line was a queue for Madame Tussaud’s), Boulaye stepped into the world of entertainment and never looked back.

- DynamicAfrica