2018 was the year that Lagos demanded to be seriously considered as a global cultural force. From its appearance at the World Cup
(and those viral club kits) to entertainers like Skepta, Davido, and
Wizkid headlining the BBK Homecoming festival to models Naomi Campbell,
Imaan Hammam, and Paloma Elsesser attending the restored Arise Fashion Week,
it seemed like everyone wanted a part of the festive, fashionable
action. As the artistic fever pitch has risen, so have the stakes and
the native creative society has set to frame their narratives on their
own terms. That includes the growing model community that has had an
uptick of members on the international scene recently – names like
Mayowa, Eniola, and Ayobami are a few that come to mind. Showcasing the
best that the region has to offer, Models.com worked with local
photographer and stylist, Daniel Obasi to introduce a few more names to that scene – Daberechi, Rebecca, Jesse, and Lolade – all decked out in pieces from all over the continent during the harmattan season.
Take a look below to see just a bit of what Africa has to offer.