7 Breakout Nigerian Fashion Models You Need To Know Now

These models are helping to shape the Nigerian fashion into an ultimate industry. Nigerian models are not just faces strutting down the runway’s, they are new breed of both young male and female entrepreneurs and also social contributors. And you’ll be seeing them if not all on the cover of the Nigerian newspapers

Our modeling industry has grown tremendously over the years. Creating platforms for young models to make names for themselves both on the local and global scales respectively.

These models are are bringing designers’ visions to life on the runway, in spreads, campaigns, and pretty much wherever there is a lens to capture these glamazons in luxury threads.

And yea, they’ve grown to become influencers on all sphere – They walk, they talk, they tweet—models are just like us, right?

In no particular order–meet 10 Nigerian models ruling the runways and you should familiarize yourself with

Nnenna Agba

Beautiful, tall and ebony skinned Nnenna Agba is a Texas born Nigerian model signed with MC2 Model Management New York.


She participated in America’s Next Top Model cycle 6 and although didn’t emerge the winner, Nnenna evolved from a regular girl with hair to super hot, fashionably bald model, leaving with the right exposure and equipped with all the knowledge she amassed at ANTM house.

Nnenna has been on the top of her game and we are proud of her|

Olamide Ogundele

Olamide has had quite a great start with her career as a model, snagging the LFDW2015 editorial campaign and also walking for a couple of big names at the fashion week.


She has been featured in StyleMania Magazine, worked with talented photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo and has done couple of online editorials for Konga and more. With her impressive portfolio, we expect bigger things this year for the prodigy.

Natasha Yamala

Catch22 Model and Cookie skin Ambassador Natasha “Yamala” is another model to watch out for, blazing the trail of different runway.


Always chic, always in demand, Natasha Yamala embodies effortless African style in every picture, and continues to be one of my favourite model, slaying every picture. Though her baby-face sweetness has made her a regular at Catch22, Thus showing a sexier side—and that hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Temilola Omobajesu

Temi “Vitiligo Queen” is probably one of the most recognizable faces on our list. Temi gained widespread attention through “Viti – Dence”, and also a model for “Fabrique by Fabz”.

Temi has modeled for various agencies and has appeared in publications such as Jasmine Africa Magazine, Libarty Studios amongst others.

Victor Ndigwe

Victor Ndigwe won the Aquafina Elite Model Look competition in Nigeria in 2014.


He has modeled in Milan, walking for Ermenegildo Zegna and Missoni, as the first ever Nigerian male model to do so. Also walked the runway for various brands such as Hermès, Balmain, Kenzo, Haider Ackermann amongst others.

Seun Balogun

Seun was one of the finalists at the Elite Model Look Nigeria in 2015.

Seun was on top of his game at the Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015, walking for designers such as TI. Nathan, Sisiano amongst others.

He was also at the Menswear Fashion Week Cape Town 2016, hitting the runway in pieces by Orange Culture, Moko Elosa, Chulaap just to name a few.

Cynthia Abdulahi

Cythia won Nigeria’s Next Supermodel in 2013 and has transformed to one model to watch out for.

She has landed various fashion editorials and walked the runway for big fashion platforms like, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Lagos Fashion & Design Week and et’al.

We are certainly in love with her facial features and banging body.

Kindly let us know who you feel should be on our list. And also watch out for the grand launching of www.socialspy.ng

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