The Nigeria’s next supermodel was conceived by Joan okorududu in 2007 after she came back to Nigeria from ford model search with lexy mojo, she decided to start a model search called Nigeria’s next supermodel which in essence is to join Nigeria to the rest of the world to find Nigeria’s next super model in a reality TV show. For Over six years the show has gained unprecedented recognition both locally and internationally with previous sponsors like dark and lovely, power horse, bank of industry, L’Oreal Paris, Swarovski Austria, hardly apartment and first group, series of success has been recorded from past editions of NNSM with models been featured on top fashion and lifestyle magazines in Europe and South Africa.
Mr. Abayomi usim the new creative director for Nigeria’s next supermodel says this year’s show tagged the ‘’Shades of you’’ is about positive change in the lives of models of all shades living in Africa, This year has seen a lot of Nigeria born models in the Diaspora registering for Nigeria’s next supermodel, among them is a young model featured in the past Britain/Ireland next top model.
From Cyprus to Malaysia and united state to the African continent young girls are registering for NNSM.
This year will witness the top five selected finalist for Africa’s next supermodel who will be in camp with selected Nigeria finalists and the winner and runner up will be announced in Lagos Nigeria and this will be shown across Africa as a realty show, in 2007 Joan okorududu in a speech at the grand finale that her wish and aim is to see Nigeria girls walk as models in Nigeria, travel the world and come back Nigeria to further their education and this to a large extent has been a dream come through, for instance models from NNSM have been seen all over the world from cape town to Durban to Jo- Bourg , turkey to London, Newyork, DC, China, Paris ,Sofia ,Bulgaria and not to forget Lagos Nigeria.
In 2010 olubunmi ademokoya opened Africa fashion week jo-bourg and not to forget Isis models attended the prestigious BET rip the runway casting in newyork and bunmi ademokoya was chosen to open the entire show, she also showcased for all the designers including laquan smith, bunmi was booked for the first ever Mercedes Benz fashion week in Jo-Bourg
In the April issue of glamour and Marie Claire South Africa features Claudia Adelu winner of 2010 NNSM and bunmi ademokoya, Bunmi is also in the campaign for Stefan Roland in cape town and You can also find Isis models on www.youtube.com/best of haute Couture new York fashion week 2011, other links are dany attache FTV videos, Jorge diep FTV videos and so many other fashion TV videos and they have also been featured on colleczione magazine, moda style international, Elle magazine and pride magazine UK , complete fashion and other Nigeria magazines .
Photographer- Emilio conti/Italy
Costume-Meg Alabi Couture
Makeup-Omos Igho Erabor
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