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Hundreds of Nigerian models hoping for international career opportunities took a bold step forward yesterday as they stormed ADRAO International School, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, venue of yesterday's screening of 'The Making of Next Nigerian Supermodel' in Lagos Nigeria.
In a fashion that tends to showcase Idea Media -the organization behind the vision - living up to its reputation, they flew scouts from different parts of the world to Nigeria. The screening ends on Monday 9 March 2009.
Ms. La Shawnna Stanley, an American and CEO of Ethnicity Model Management said Nigerian models are beautiful and her company is willing to assist a great deal with international exposure.” From the moment i stepped into this country, I know that we have so many beautiful ladies and the people are hospitable" she said.
She disclosed that that her first time in Africa was when she visited the Gambia But she finds Nigeria more beautiful and bigger.
According to Kechi Okpala, "Ms. Stanley has been at the vanguard of redefining beauty through her agency, Ethnicity Models & Talent. There her expertise has acquired a priceless database of exotic ethnic diverse women she has cultivated since the last 10 years. Her client list includes the top in urban fashion and entertainment like Pepsi, P. Diddy, Vibe Magazine, Crème of Nature, Donald Trump, Akon, MTV and Hype Williams to name a few"
Jennifer Onochie, a London based image consultant financial advisor disclosed that Nigerian has got a lit of raw talents and what they need is just the right push to be on the internal scene like many of their counterparts.
On his part, Lanre Towolawi, the CEO of Idea Media told that they are not going to compromise international standard and professionalism. We are in Nigeria to deliver and we will surely deliver. "This is just the starting point" he affirms.

Photo: Nicholas Anukanti of Style TV,La Shawnna Stanley of Ethnicity Models Management USA,Jennifer of Sui Generis UK and Elie Sara,MD of SCOA FOODS.

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