5 New Nigerian Models Making Waves Abroad

These are the fresh, young faces that are blazing a trail in the international modeling world that you need to keep an eye out for. Few Model Management has transformed the modeling game here in Nigeria. Consistently producing top models who end up flying abroad, it is creating a wealth of opportunities for budding runway stars. These are the 5 new Nigerian models making waves abroad.

All the fashion weeks this year were packed with Nigerian faces. These young exports from Nigeria made us proud by strutting their stuff in all the top shows from Prada, to Fendi and Chanel. We take a look at the 5 news faces that made an impact on the global industry and who you should watch out for as the next big thing.

Amarachi Ironkwe


Amarachi is a Nigerian model who also loves writing and aromatherapy. The model was first spotted when she was one of the selected 20 finalists for Elite Model Look in 2016. Though she didn’t win, she got her big break thanks to Few Models and has worked with brands including Adidas and J.W Anderson.

Bola Edun

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Bola Edun is signed to all the top agencies; Elite in New York, Select in London and Few in Lagos. The stunning model now enjoy the jet set life, flying between all the fashion capitals for various jobs. She recently landed a coveted campaign with US lingerie giants Victoria Secret and we are sure, there’s much more to come from this rising star.

Enola Abioro

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2018 has been Eniola’s year to say the least. The model absolutely killed it at fashion week, walking in all the major shows and making history by being the the first Nigerian to make an international debut at Prada.

Vogue profiled the model and said, ‘The latest beauty to make the ultimate career change is Eniola Abioro, the 19-year-old Nigerian newcomer who has spent the last few months working for brands like Loewe, Miu Miu, and Off-White. In photo shoots and at shows, Abioro has made an impact with her elegant walk and refined good looks.’

Ruth Akele

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Originally signed to Beth model management, Ruth made the leap to Few model which propelled her into the international modeling game. Having just been signed to Select model management in London, Ruth’s career has gone into overdrive..
Coming in at slightly under 6ft, the statuesque model has modeled for brands including Burberry, Ottolinger and Lisa Folawiyo.

Ayobami Okekunle

Ayobami, fondly known as BamBam, is taking the modeling world by storm. She was headhunted by Few Models owner, Bolajo Fawehinmi, who reached out to her on Instagram.
Bolajo said, “I knew she was a real deal the moment I walked into the agency that morning and saw her sitting in a chair“. Now, only a few months after, Ayobami has become the face top brands in in Paris and London.

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