Monday, 9 May 2016

Top Modelling Agencies in Nigeria

This is a follow up on the post, 'How to succeed as a model in Nigeria'. Check out http://ugoonjoku.blogspot.com.ng/2016/04/how-to-succeed-as-model-in-nigeria.html?m=1. I promised on that post to provide interested models with a list of available modelling agencies in Nigeria and this I have worked on.  The Nigeria modelling industry, though still growing has grown as such that there are a thousand and one modelling agencies in Nigeria. One would therefore not expect me to make a list of all the modelling agencies in Nigeria, so I provide information on fourteen modelling agencies in Nigeria. Some of these agencies have attained international standards, while others are limited to the Nigeria community or some states. This list does not try to say that the agencies mentioned are the best in Nigeria. This is only a list of modelling agencies that I can assure their existence and their operations. Partly, because I have followed the agency from far and over time seen their records and again, because some of my friends in the fashion industry and in the modelling industry have worked or is working with some agencies. Then, I happen to have an acqitance with an owner of one of the agencies, and the staff of one. These agencies in no particular order include :

1. Beth Model Management Africa : This agency was founded in 2004 by Elizabeth Isorho -Aisien an erstwhile model. Beth is one of the best modelling agencies in Nigeria, known for providing quality services for commercial, runway and campaign needs. Beth is the proud representative of Elite modelling agency and Elite Model Look Competition. Their clientele includes : Deola Sagoe, Jewel by Lisa, Tiffany Amber, Ituen Bassey, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Lagos Fashion and Design Week, UNICEF, GTB, MAC, Nokia, Etisalat amongst others. For more info, check out bethmodelafrica.com   

2. Black Dove Models : Black Dove Models is managed by Sandra Ikeji, Linda Ikeji's kid sister. The agency was started by Linda before blogging took her. The agency last year September did model casting for people aged 0-70. Lol. The agency is a leading commercial modelling agency that provides their models with opportunities to be on T.V Commercials, Billboards, Posters, Calendars etc. You don't need much experiences to join this label. To contact Black Dove Models send your mail to : blackdovemodels@gmail.com. And if you can, check out their address: 27A, Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria.   
3. Few Model Management : Few Model Management would be two years old by the end of this year, but the agency has made themselves a top choice for many brands. Few Model Management is owned by Bolaji Fawehinmi, a super model who also is the head booker and Director of the agency. Many of the Few models have represented Nigeria on the international scenes and they participated in Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2015. And Olajumoke Orisaguna, is one of the new additions to the agency. The agency is located at 19 Chase Mall Ademola Adetokunbo Victoria Island Lagos.
4. Cute Rock Models Nigeria : This is one agency that dominates Delta state. Cute Rock agency serves as an entertainment association that allow models register in their agency. Their models have the opportunity to feature in fashion shows, music videos, do ushering jobs, The agency had their model casting earlier this year.
5. GnG Model Management :  This agency have their domination in Abuja. They recently launched in Lagos. Of course, they started with model casting which held recently. The agency is open to both male and female between the ages of 16 and 30 for those interested in runway or fashion modelling. For commercials, they are open to male and female models from two to thirty five years old. If you are interested in working with GnG Model Management you can reach them via Email: gngmodelsafrica@gmail.com Instagram: @gng_models Twitter: @gng_models Facebook : GnG Models   

6. Y-ray Models : Y-ray has been into the Nigerian fashion and modelling industry for a while now. This agency emphasizes on time management and their models' personality development. The agency provide models for Billboards, TV Commercials, Calendars, Brand promotion, Fashion shows and so on. If you are interested in what Y-ray can offer, you can reach them on yraymodels.com   

7. MYTH Model Management : This is an international modelling agency that parades models from USA, UK, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, And Tanzania. MYTH Model Management has it's base in Abuja, Their model casting usually have massive turnouts. You can reach them via IG: @mythmodels Twitter: @mythmodels Web: www.mythmodels.com   
8. Catch 22 Model Management : Catch 22 Model Management is a refined model agency situated in Lagos, Nigeria. Their services range from fashion, editorial, corporate and commercial. The agency is owned and managed by Chidera Udezue. The agency is known for their quality delivery and for the remarkable talents that have emerged from the agency. Catch 22 Model Management is a highly recommended agency. You can reach them on catch22mm.com. Or follow on IG @catch22models .   

9. Zahara Model Management : Zahara Models Management is based in Abuja and Lagos. The agency provides high fashion and commercial models to designers, ad agencies, magazines and companies. This reputable agency could be reached on Zaharamodels.com. 

   
10. ISIS Models : This is one of the biggest modelling agencies in Nigeria. Matter of fact, no list of modelling agencies in Nigeria would be complete if ISIS Models weren't mentioned. The model agency is the brain child of Joan Okorodudu, a former beauty Queen, an athlete, a psychologist and an entrepreneur. Joan is also the organiser of Nigeria Next Super Model. That explains a lot about the benefit of registering with ISIS Models. For more info you can check isismodels.org   

11. Exquisite Models International : This is one of the leading Africa's female modelling agency. The agency is reputed for discovering and grooming  many of today's female faces on television commercials, international runways and prints. Exquisite is known for having great partnership with their models. Further information about the agency could be obtained from exquisitemodels.co.uk   

12. MDJNSQ : This is a Port Harcourt based agency. It is aimed at making today and tomorrow's Fashion a 'NON-STOP'in glamour and stylishness. MDJNSQ provides the following services : Model grooming and management, social media advertising, make up artistry, red-carpet anchoring, fashion designing, news and updates on fashion, lifestyle and entertainment and even events coverage. That sounds like a whole lot, but the agency leaves no stone unturned in delivering their services. If you are in Port Harcourt and the agency meets your requirements. You may want to visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/maisondejenesaisquoi or visit maisondejenesaisquoi.blogspot.com   


13. VL : VL is short for Vergeria Lounge. It's an advert and model management that manages commercial models with plans to include runway models in due time. Vergeria Lounge Model and talent agency is a management that believes in the potential of aspirants, they believe in helping and nurturing the raw potential of these models and turning these potentials into successful career. VL model and advert agency is a subsidiary of VL Media and the site is www.vlmagazineng.com. Mail: vlmagafrica@gmail.com. Instagram: @vlmagafrica 

14. Dazzle Modelling Agency and Entertainment : This agency dominates Awka, Anambra State. Dazzle has it as its' mission to incorporate a different dimension of  modelling in the modelling and entertainment industry. This fast growing company believes that every individual despite their status have dynamic potentials. Hence, they provide this potentials an opportunity to translate their personality into the modelling profession making the dazzle models unique. As a dazzle model you have an opportunity to be on runways, commercials, videos, magazines and catalogues. For further information, you can check dazzle up on Facebook.     

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