After 5 years in London , the Mister Africa International comes to Mama Africa.
I started off this article with an intent to throw the spotlight on the upcoming/not too established designers, Models and MUA’s who showcased at the recently concluded Heineken LAGOS FASHION & DESIGN WEEK (LFDW) but to my utmost shock I was met with no substantiative documentation of this event both in journalism & photography.
Highlights from the Grand Finale of the Miss Ideal Nigeria Pageant 2017.
Read excerpts of the interview below: Where are you from and where are you based? I was born in Gambia but I grew up in the U.K Tell us about your journey into the world of modeling? At first I wasn’t into modeling I was more of a tomboy, into sports and enjoyed playing Rugby as I was living in Wales at the time. My modeling career started 3 years ago when I first cut my hair, which I had done to re-grow my hair naturally. I was walking one day on the street near my house when a lady was following me and yelling. When I stopped she asked me if I was a model and I replied no, she said I should be as I have a great look. From there she told me about herself – how she is a model and she later ventured into designing. She then told me she and her friends are having a fashion show and would love it if I could make it. After a couple of days I received a Facebook message from the lady with all the information for the show and rehearsals etc. At this point I had never done modeling or runway before so when it came to the rehearsals I was a bit scared, even though I had an idea of the basics as I always used to watch American Next Top Model. From that show I got discovered as a model and was part of a team called BlackAfroQueens which I was part of for about a year doing different things. In 2014 I did Manchester Fashion Week from this I got signed into an agency called PHA which is a modeling and casting agency based in Manchester and it’s been running for 25 years. Being with this agency has shaped my career as it opened a lot of doors for me, I get good jobs and they treat us like family. Would you describe yourself as an editorial, runway, commercial model or an all rounder? I’m definitely an all rounder What’s been your most memorable job till date?
“In 2014 I did Manchester Fashion Week from this I got signed into an agency called PHA which is a modelling and casting agency based in Manchester and it’s been running for 25years. Being with this agency has shaped my career as it opened a lot of doors for me, I get good jobs and they treat us like family.”
Did some wedding dresses for the fabulous Philipe Marqus Couture, the 80 years commercial for Remington and Guess jeans.
Are you currently signed to any agency?
Yes I’m currently with PHA
Feed your eyes with the best Street Style from the just concluded London Fashion Week.
When one thinks of Urban Fashion, especially Urban Street Style, what comes into mind for a number of Nigerians is a wide sidewalk, a busy New York street, spotless streetlights in general we imagine The States, The United Kingdom and anywhere else not Nigeria. While, I don’t subscribe to this belief I must admit there are some Nigerians living in diaspora that definitely make me almost believe this. The likes of
She’s a Fitness Enthusiast. in other words she’s a lady who really enjoys working out and has a set of abs! She’s also the owner of a Fitness brand called Bars & Branches.
What is your full name?