by Reuben Daba
The second edition of Model of Africa will hold on October 14, in Nigeria, at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. The competition will bring 20 outstanding male models from across Africa who will compete among themselves for the title of Model of Africa 2012.
The event will be hosted by the duo of Big Brother Africa winner, Uti Nwachukwu & leading African model Zainab Balogun.
The winner of the Model of Africa Nigeria will be representing Nigeria at the prestigious Mr. International contest billed to hold in Thailand on the 24th of November, 2012, while the overall winner of Model of Africa gets signed on to an international modeling contract, and shall become the new face of the Lagos Accessories Fair.
This year’s edition of the competition will bring some of Africa’s biggest designers and entertainment industry players together. Some of the designers billed to showcase include Tanzania’s leading menswear brand Sheria Ngowi, celebrated designer and organiser of the Dakar Fashion Week, Adama Paris, other leading fashion brands such as David Wej, Mai Atafo, Revamped, MoS, Beazy, Award winning Accessories Designer Kamsi Tcharles, MOA designer of the year Maxivive and one of Africa’s newest talent to watch out for Femy Toys.
Also as a high point of this year’s event the Model of Africa Award shall be presented to leading African model Ajak Deng for career achievement and exemplary contributions through her charity works.
The Model of Africa event is put together by Xa! Enterprises, which also organises the Lagos Accessories Fair and has been involved in other major events both locally and internationally such as the UNESCO’s Fashion for Development project amongst others.
The top 20 contestants will arrive in camp on October 10, 2012 and will participate in exciting photo sessions, courtesy visits, press conference, charitable works, and a number of social and official outings.
The tickets for the event which ranges from N5,000 to N200,000 is now on sale. Information on the event can be obtained at www.modelofafrica.com
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