Top 10 Model In Nigeria


We have different kind of modeling in the world. For you that wish to model is a good idea, the first thing to know is the type of model you wish to be. Modeling have different type of things expected of you to possess such as height, style, and clothing size depending on the type of model you want to go for.

Types Of Model

We are categorizing the modelling into five different types which are:

• Fitness Model

• Glamour Model

• AIT Model

• Plus Model

• Runway Model

Top 10 model in Nigeria are:

1.Mayowa Nicholas

Mayowa Nicholas is a well received Nigerian young and beautiful fashion model, Is 22years old born on 22 May 1998 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the first Nigerian model to star in a Dolce & Gabbana(D&G), Saint Laurent, and Calvin Klein campaigns.

Mayowa Nicholas has run so many model contest. She was one of the finalist of the 2014 Elite Model Look contest, along with Italian model Greta Varlese.

She has appeared in so many shows for Balmain, Calvin Klein, Kenzo, Hermes, and Acne Studios and more back then in 2015. She has also work with many designers beneath the cloud, designers like Prada, Miu Miu, Versace, Chanel, Michael Kors, Oscar and also campaign for D&G.

Mayowa Nicholas is one of the best and beautiful model we have in Nigeria, I think that is what lead her to place a position in the top 50 models.

Modeling Information

Height – 1.80 M

Hair color – Brown

Eye color – Brown

Agency – The Society Management (New York)
         Elite Model Management (Paris,        
         Milan, London, Amsterdam,   
         Barcelona, Copenhagen)
         Beth Model Management Africa           

2.Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego is one best Nigerian
models that is endow with beauty and was ones crowned as Miss world back then in 2001. She was born on 22 December in 1982 Lagos, Nigeria, which means that Agbani Darego will be 38years old on 22nd of December in year 2020. She banged the miss world being the first Nigerian in 2001.

Darego has participated so many fashion and modelling competitions like Miss World in 2014, Miss England in 2002, Mr. Scotland in 2002 and Elite Model Look Nigeria in 2012 and 2014.In 2010. Agbani Darego launched a style and fashion reality show Stylogenic on Nigerian television in 2010 and in 2013 she announced her denim range, AD by Agbani Darego, which includes jeans, dresses, sunglasses and bags.

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Modeling Information

Hair color – Black

Eye color – Brown


competition – Most Beautiful Girl in
Nigeria 2001

Miss Universe 2001(Top 10)

Miss World 2001(Winner)
(Miss World Africa)

To know more you can visit her Website

3. Oluchi Onweagba

Oluchi Onweagba is a beautiful Nigerian model born on 1 of August in 1980 and brought up in Lagos State.

After moving to New York City, where she still lives, she began appearing in editorials for American and Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Allure, Nylon and W.[citation needed] Oluchi has appeared on the covers of Italian Vogue, Elle, i-D, Pop, Untold, and Surface

When Oluchi travel to New York to pursue her career, when she get there she started showing face in editorials for American and Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Allure, Nylon and W. She as also appeared on the covers of Italian Vogue, Elle, i-D, Pop, Untold, and Surface.

Oluchi as also contests for brands, such as Gucci, Carolina Herrera, John Galliano, Missoni, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Jeremy Scott, Helmut Lang, Fendi, Anna Sui, Givenchy, Kenzo, Giorgio Armani, Céline, Nina Ricci, and Diane Von Furstenberg.

She has advertised for Gianfranco Ferré, Lancôme, Ann Taylor, Clinique, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Banana Republic, Gap, Express, L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, as worked for Victoria’s Secret in print walking for seven consecutive years in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Modeling Information

Height – 1.83 M

Hair color – Black

Eye color – Brown

Agency – DNA Model Management in New York
         Storm Model Management in London

4.Beverly Osu

Beverly Ada Mary Osu well known as Beverly Osuis a Nigerian video vixen, model and actress. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria on September 27 in 1992. She came into spotlight when she participate in the 8th season of Big Brother Africa. She won the model of Dynamix All Youth Awards as of 2011.

Can you believe, when Osu was young she wish to become a Reverend sister and enrolled in a convent school in Enugu State but she later abandoned her wish of becoming Reverend sisters.

Beverly Osu as a video vixen. She has also appeared in so many music videos of well known Nigerian musicians. Musicians she appeared on their videos are: Ice Prince in the song titled Oleku, Terry da rapman in the song titled Boys are not smiling, Djinee in the song titled Over killing and Kizz Daniel in the song titled Madu.

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5.Olajumoke Orisaguna

Olajumoke Orisaguna is a Nigerian amazing model born in 1989, brought up in Ire, Osun State in Nigeria. she  gained attention when hawking bread on the streets in Lagos and received a recognition when she walked into a photo shoot session of British rapper, Tinie Tempah taken by a Nigerian photographer called TY Bello for Nigeria’s This Day magazine.

After the shooting TY Bello  want to edits the photos when he found an image of Olajumoke and Tinie Tempah in part of the the photos. He searched for Olajumoke and photographed her which laed her to appeared on the cover of the above magazine before she was employed as a model.

After that she later got called for other jobs in some major presenting shows and make up schools.

6.IKechukwu Ogbonna

Ikechukwu Mitchel Ogbonna is a Nigerian film and television actor, Model, Director and TV Personality. For you that doesn’t know him with that name is popularly known as IK Ogbonna, born on 11 January 1984 in Abia State, Nigeria.

Ikechukwu Ogbonna have is primary and secondary certificate in Lagos State and later studied sociology in University of Jos. He became famous when he started a role in the movie ‘Playing Safe’ with Tonto Dikeh and Ini Edo.

Ogbonna as been modeling for very long time, is also an actor his first movie was titled Lovelom produced by Rukky Sanda in 2013. He has won so many awards, the awards are:

Milo Award for Fine Arts (secondary school)

The Cynosure Awards

Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards

Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards

Best New Act to Watch at the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards

7.Alex Ekubo

Alex Ekubo is a talented Nigerian actor and model born on 10 April in 1986, he contested for Mr Nigeria in 2010 and he was the first person in the competition. Ekubo has play so many roles in different Movies, he banged the Best actor in a supporting role award, Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the weekend Getaway.

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More Information

Full Name: Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke

Date Of Birth: 10 April 1986

Profession: Actor, model

8. Ochuba Akinlade

Ochuba Akinde full name is Chinenye Ochuba Akinlade, a Nigerian damsel that manage to maintain number eight position in the models in Nigeria.

Ochuba Akinlade is igbo born by parents that have eight children in which she took seventh position. After her primary school education she proceed to Regan Memorial Secondary School to have is Secondary School education level. After her Secondary School before she gain admission to University of Lagos she won the most beautiful girl in Nigeria pageant in 2002 edition, eight years ago. She later left University of Lagos for University of Greenwich in London where she acquire degree in Accounting and Financing.

Ochuba Akinlade is now married to a businessman called Kunle Akinlade with two kids.

9.Chika Ike

Chika Nancy Ike is talented Nigerian former model, television personality, actress, producer, businesswoman and philanthropist

Modeling Information

Full Name: Chika Nancy Ike

Date Birth: 8 November 1985

Height: 1.78 M

Spouse: Tony Eberiri (m. 2006–2013)

Siblings: Vivien Ike

10.Linda Ikeji

Linda ifeoma Ikeji well known as Ikeji is a popular Nigeria blogger, writer, entrepreneur and former model. She was born on 19 of September 1980 in Nkwwrre, Imo, Nigeria.

More Information

Date Of Birth: She was born on 19 September of 1980 in Nkwerre

Age: She will be 40 years old on September 2020.

Education: she graduated from UNILAG Nigeria in 2004

Siblings: Her siblings are Laura Ikeji, Sandra Ikeji, Vera Ikeji Shilobod, Peks Ikeji, Benita Ikeji, Edna Ikeji

She was nominated for MTV Africa Music Award for Personality of the Year.

Likely Questions

• Is it difficult to become a model?

Not really, it’s not that difficult. When you model you can also get part-time work to support it.

• Who can be a model?

Anybody can be a model. Ones you possess the things require to become a model, you can also try your luck.

• How can I start my career in modeling?

First thing is to get approval from the person that can support you

Get a good photographer

Create a modeling portfolio

Print your cards

Find a agent and sign a contract that is all.

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