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NIGERIAN MODELS ARE NO LONGER LOCAL CHAMPIONS

| September 24, 2017 | no comments

Before now, there was only a handful of Nigerian models with international portfolio – Agbani Darego, Oluchi Orlandi, Bunmi Ademokoya, etc; we could count them. Fast forward to today, when we have quite a number of home-grown models taking the international scene in full force, modelling for top fashion brands in Europe and America, and appearing in top fashion magazines (local and international). 

     Victor Ndigwe of Beth Model Management and Elite Model Management for Fendi Paris Fashion Week, 2016 runway showcase.
Mayowa Nicholas of Beth Model Management, Elite Model Management, and Society Management for Harper’s Bazaar Editorial. Photo by: Daniel Riera

While the country is still in its infant stage of embracing and appreciating models in terms of paying them well and making use of them in adverts aside runway, some of these models are on the spotlight in the international scene, making a living out of their modelling career and no longer local champions.

Mayowa Nicholas for Chanel SS’17 Paris Fashion Week, 2016 runway showcase.
Victor Ndigwe for Balmain Paris Fashion Week, 2016 runway showcase.
Olamide Ogundele of Few Model Management, Boss Models, and IMG Models for Bjorn Borg
runway showcase
Elizabeth Ayodele of Few Model Management and IMG Models for Brognano Milan Fashion Week, 2017 runway showcase.

Their modelling agencies are also doing well in taking their career to the next level and we applaud their efforts. We hope to see these models rise to the rank of models like Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Alek Wek, Grace Jones, and the likes.

Imade Ogbewi of Isis Models, Brave Models and Silent Models for Ermanno Scervino Milan Fashion Week, 2017 runway showcase.
Mayowa Nicholas for Rihanna’s Puma x Fenty showcase at New York Fashion Week, 2017.
Victor Ndigwe for Missoni SS’ 16 Campaign.

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