Nigeria’s Next Super Model finalist selection for the finale show taking place in Lagos Nigeria on the 20th of November 2011 as usual, was a fun affair. The reveal of the finalist which took place in Lagos on the 6th of October was attended by the creme de la creme of Nigerian press. The Nigerian press came in their numbers and it was the who is who of the press community.
Tv crews in attendance where from NN24 (Nigeria’s answer to CNN), NTA, TVC, RED CARPET ON NTA, FASHION FREAK AND FASHIONNET WORK AFRICA. EBOX CHANNELS..
The bloggers were there Linda Ikeji ,maestro Abiola Aloba and Niyi Tabiti. The tabloids top celerity, Econmium, News of the people, Global Excellence and many others.
Nigeria’s top newspapers were fully represented. Vanguard, This Day, Guardian,The Sun, The nations, National Mirror and so many others.
Eventually seventeen girls were selected for the final some of whom have already been booked for international shows.
FAB Magazine, official magazine for the Nigeria’s Next Super Model has become hope for Nigerian models who used to look towards South Africa for their magazine shoots.
This is the 5th season of this great show which is at par with other international model search as evidenced by the number of top companies sponsoring this year.
The originator of Nigeria’s next super model Joan Isioma Okorodudu promised that “this year’s show is going to be a world class show like the previous ones but better“.
This year will be judged by FAB Magazine Editor Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo, New African Woman Editor Regina Jere-Maland, Deon RedMan creative director of Africa fashion week and Ocheche Ada top Nigerian Model in South Africa.
Past winners and models from NNSM have continued walking down the catwalk of great shows in the world.
Bunmi Ademokoya (seen below in an editorial for Vol 1 Issue 4 of FAB Magazine) opened last years Africa fashion week and opened the prestigeous BET RIP THE RUNWAY show alongside other models of NNSM like Aisha Bello,Tinuade Adejokun,Tope Reju, Aisha Bello.
Nigeria’s next super model arguably the number one model search now in Africa. The sponsors this year reads like the WHO IS WHO of the corporate world.
The First Group of Dubai
Dark and Lovely
Bank of Industry
Virgin Atlantic Airways
and more to come.
Photography: ken Ubua