The fashion industry in Nigeria is a multi-billion industry. The industry has gone so far, we have stars like Beyonce, Michelle Obama and more rocking Nigerian pieces.
In all these, there are the models, those really stunning people with perfect bone structures, perfect height, perfect skin tone and poise. They bring the designers vision to life and looking good, glamorous and sexy is their job.
In Nigeria, modelling is huge. We have major Agencies like Beth models, Raw models, Few models, Isis models, Fuse and more. They give people platforms , jobs and opportunities. It’s no surprise a lot of Nigerian models are doing amazingly well internationally and locally.
In this piece, we’re spotlighting top male models in Nigeria at the moment. People who get to walk for the best designers and done jobs internationally and locally.
In no particular order, these are the top 12 male models in Nigeria right now…
1. VICTOR NDIGWE.
Victor Ndigwe won elite model look Nigeria alongside Mayowa Nicolas. He has gone on to do major jobs for designers like Balmain, D&G and more. He has walked the runway with top models like Kortana jenson, Alessandra Ambrossio, Kendall Jenner and more.
2. DAVID OBENEBO
David Obenebo didn’t only win Elite model look Nigeria, he also won Elite model look worldwide. The first Nigerian, African and Black male model to achieve this feat. David has gone on to do amazing jobs internationally. Walking London, Milan and paris fashion week.
Toyin is also a Beth model. Based in Nigeria and South Africa. Toyin has walked major shows, done major campaigns for big brands like Gtbank. He also has a GQ cover.
4. KELVIN GODSON EFFANGE.
Kelvin is one of the most preferred models by top Nigerian designers like Mai Atafo, Frank oshodi etc. He has done major shows like MMR, LFDW and also won best model at LFDW too. He breathes sex and looks like one.
5. SEUN LOGAN
Elohor is doing amazing job with her models. Seun was one of Elite model look contestants. He didn’t win, but has gone on to do amazing things. He is currently based in South Africa.
6. WALE BELLO.
Also a Beth model. Wale is one of the most preferred models by major male Nigerian designers.
7. MANNI KWEN
Manni Kwen was signed to isis models before moving to South Africa. He has done major shows both locally and internationaIly.
8. JIMI ESTERIO.
Jimi is based in South Africa. Done major shows and campaigns worldwide. Also runs his own modelling academy.
With a very unique look, Bolu has done amazingly well as a model. He was also a contestants in Elite model look.
10. CHINKO FRANCIS NWODU
He’s in same class as Kelvin Effange and Wale bello. Done major shows and campaigns in Nigeria.
11. CALLIS OBINNA ADIGWE.
Signed to catch 22 models, obinna has walked major shows. Done campaigns for major brands as well, Globacom inclusive.
12. ROYAL KENNESY.
We did a feature on him on our fine african men segment.