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Khuraira Musa

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Khuraira Musa
BornKhuraira Musa
Lere, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
💼 Occupation
Makeup artist, Cosmetologist, Philanthropist
📆 Years active  1992 - present
Khuraira Comestics
🌐 Websitekhurairacosmetic.com

Khuraira Musa is a Nigerian American based international make-up artist, cosmetologist and philanthropist,[1] the founder and CEO of Khuraira Cosmetics. She is an international renowned make-up entrepreneur and celebrity make-up artist, and has did make-ups for several celebrities and top models which include Brandy, Mandy Moore, Paula Abdul, Kirstie Alley, Natalie Cole, Cher, Suzanne Douglas, Trista Rehn and Dr. Suzanne Rice.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Khuraira Musa was born in Lere Local government area of Kaduna state, Nigeria. She lost her mother at birth and as a result she grew up in an Orphanage in Rukuba/Bassa area in Plateau State, but later she moved back to Kaduna state and resided until she completed her secondary education.[1] In 1992 she went to a college in the United States and during that time she started working in cosmetics at department stores, where she started from scrach locally to regional and later rose to national and international levels. Khuraira's expertise made her started conducting trainings for make-up artist and make-up seminars for high end clientele in department stores in different countries, like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman in the United States, Holt Renfrew in Canada and Harvey Nichols in London.[3][4][5]


Khuraira Musa has set up a foundation named Arewa Development Support Initiative (ADSI) a non governmental organization (NGO) in order to support and empower youths development in northern Nigeria region.[6][7] The foundation support women education, skills and entrepreneurship. She also founded the Zainab Memorial School for educating less privileges mostly orphans in Bassa/Rukuba area in Plateau State.[8][9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Khuraira Cosmetics. "Our founder Khuraira Musa". Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. "The Beauty of Giving Back to Society". Africa Newspage. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  3. Bella Naija. "Introducing US based International Make-up Artist". Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  4. Sandi Klein. "Sandi Klein Show - Khuraira Musa, Make-up Artist". Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  5. YELP. "Khuraira Musa 58 photos-Make-up Artists". Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  6. "NGO Urges Northerners To Return Lost Glory". Daily Trust. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  7. "Arewa Groups moves to alleviate porverty". Blueprint Newspaper. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  8. "Women for women networking". North Jersey. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  9. "Beauty of Entrpreneurship and the Joy of Giving Back". Blueprint Nigeria. Retrieved 16 September 2018.

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