NYFW: See The 5 Nigerian Models Taking Over The Big Apple


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These 5 models are living their best life strutting down the runways of the biggest fashion shows in the world at NYFW!

This year’s NYFW is major for Nigerians. Why? This is because NYFW is seeing new collections from rising artisanal brands; Kenneth Ize, Zashadu and Shekudo. In addition to that, we are well represented at shows as stylists, makeup artists, bloggers, and influencers from the motherland aren’t holding back. Name it and you’ll find us there!

The background story is super inspiring and all but let’s now shed light on the ladies who make it all happen – the models. Amazingly, quite a number of Nigerians, both male and female are doing it big over there!

Mayowa Nicholas

Undoubtedly, Mayowa is one of the biggest fashion model export from Nigeria. Ever since winning the Elite Model Look in 2014, she has been unstoppable working with brands like W Magazine, Mango, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein amongst many others. Currently at NYFW, she already graced the runways for Ralph Lauren and Jeremy Scott. She also just announced her being scheduled to walk at Victoria’s Secret 2018 show. Amazing right?

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Adesuwa Aighewi

The Chinese-Nigerian model is already a sensation as she has already walked on runways for Gucci, Dior, and Channel. Adesuwa has also worked with brands like Prabal Gurung, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta. Oh! did we mention that she’s quite groundbreaking and a trendsetter? Yeah, that too!

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Olivia Anakwe

Also, a part of our list is the stunning Olivia who is currently busy shutting shows down one at a time. Ulla Johnson, Brock Collection, Kate Spade, Jeremy Scott, Milly, and Christian Cowan are some of the designers she does have on her resume for fashion week. Need more names? She already has Jacquemus, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu all in the bag!

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Olamide Ogundele

The model is represented by Few Models . in Nigeria and modeling giants, IMG Models abroad. IMG also represents A-listers like Lily Aldridge and Bella Hadid. Vogue, Brandon Maxwell and Fenty X Puma are brands on-board with The Few Girl!

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Imade Ogbewi

What could be more monumental than opening for Hermes? We are still trying to figure that out! Ulla Johnson and Area to add to list so there’s no denying her ability to strut!

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These girls are repping hard at NYFW and we are super proud of their achievements! For more NYFW, get all the scoop on Bimpe Onakoya as she heads the beauty department for Laquan Smith!



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