Afro Model Awards 2017: Organizers Target Nigerian Models TrendyVoice

11 August 2016

Afro Model Awards 2017: Organizers Target Nigerian Models

According to Vanguardngr, ahead of 2017 edition of the prestigious Afro
Model Awards, organizers of the awards recently
stormed the country in search of Nigerian models
who would take the centre stage at the
forthcoming edition.

The awards ceremony holds annually in London.
Founder of Afro Model Awards, James Jegede
who flew into the country last week explained
that the awards ceremony cannot be successful
without Nigerian models taking centre stage at
the event. Jegede was accompanied by co-
founder of Afro Model Awards, Abimbola Jegede
and the country's coordinator, Afolabi Ibikunle.
"I am in the country to solicit support from the
stakeholders as well as to encourage young
models across the country to be part of next
year's edition of the prestigious Afro Model

For Jegede, if they succeed in having more
participation of models from Nigeria in the
contest, the better for the organizers. "If we have
more Nigerian models in the beauty contest, the
better for us in terms of investment and
development of raw talents, " adding "Ultimately,
to achieve the objectives of establishing the Afro
Model Awards, which is to bridge the gab existing
between the white and black models, we do not
want to limit our discovery of raw talents only to
the UK based models."

Jegede noted that before the establishment of
Afro Model awards, in 2011/2012, there were no
prominent black models in London. "We started
discovering new black models who have now
gone global. We do not want the discovery to be
based in London alone, with just a few who are
able to pay their bills and fares to and from the
UK but also, those who can't but we can afford
them the opportunity to hit the international
runways. I want to look back in future and say
yes, I have been able to help my people in their
careers and I am proud to be a contributor to
people's lives and also, the nation at large."
Speaking further, Jegede said, he's looking
forward to collaborating with the stakeholders in
the fashion and style industry to create
awareness for the 2017 edition of Afro Model
Awards.The best 5-10 contestants that will be
selected after a competitive audition, according
to Jegede, would enjoy an all-expense paid trip to
London to participate in the contest.

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