Hot in Namibia! Nigerian-American Model Adaora Akubilo graces the pages of Sports Illustrated’s 2013 Swimsuit Issue

She did it last year and she’s done it again!
Nigeria-American model Adaora Akubilo is one of the stars of the 2013 Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine.

This edition of the SI’s swimsuit issue featured photoshoots from all over the world! Adaora’s was photographed by Kayt Jones in beautiful Namibia in Southern Africa.

Click to Visit the official website to see more photos and videos from Adaora’s shoot!

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Photo Credit: Kayt Jones/Sports Illustrated

79 Comments on Hot in Namibia! Nigerian-American Model Adaora Akubilo graces the pages of Sports Illustrated’s 2013 Swimsuit Issue
  • Ebi February 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Hottttt, i also voted for her!

  • cynthia February 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    She is beautiful!!!! I wonder what her father will be thinking. Will he look at the pictures or avoid the publications? Will he just accept that this world has changed and just be joyous that his daughter is finding fame using her God given gifts…..

    • Frannie February 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Let her wonder what her father would think. It is not your business to ‘wonder’ for her. We need to start respecting each others ideology. For all you know, she has her family’s support as an international super model who might be more religious than you judgmental lot!

  • Maureen February 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    pretty n hawttt

  • nnenne February 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    hotness personified.

  • StephanieIj February 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Doesn’t look high fashion to be honest. Extremely gorgeous girl nonetheless.

    • looters February 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Sports Illustrated isn’t ‘high fashion’. If you want high fashion, buy a vogue magazine

  • ogo February 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    you would have gone completely naked na!!!!! rubbish!

  • Caligula February 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Who gives a crap what her father thinks? Is he God. That’s the backwards mentality that gets under my skin with Nigerians. Irritating. On a lighter and brighter note, i LOVE IT, she’s beautiful and working it! Go Adaora, way to put Nigeria on the map!

    • cynthia February 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Who gives a crap what her father thinks? Jokes!! If thinking about what my father thinks means I have a backward mentality… I would happily be backward! One of the beauties of life…our freedom & ability to have differing views…

      • Vee February 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        I agree with you Cynthia.

        @ Caligula, there’s no need for that statement to ‘get under your skin’…its a free world, free speech, ‘differing views’. I dont think theres anything wrong with wondering how her father would feel lol.

      • Joyce February 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

        Cynthia, u hit the nail on d head. Whatever I do, I try to remember where I come from & whose daughter I am.

      • bidibang February 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm

        Cynthia u are smart….good girl…..backward mentality really have made us have self control….please i dont want to disgrace my ppl o….i love nigerian culture out bushness really have made us God conscious human beings and i love it…instead of being like ppl without purpose and value.

    • tope February 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      What are u even sayn…if u love yiur parents than what they think will certainly matter to you. its not jus with Nigerians but all races. if someone mentality annoys u fine but b cautious in what u post..anyways sha ive said my own..if u like if u dnt like

    • Omo1 February 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      You must be a joker!!! except of course you have no regard for your father..and please leave the “Nigerian mentality” thing out of it!

    • what February 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Probably a runs babe…or someone with no regards for her parents…*eye roll*

    • jade February 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      I support you up until u said ‘who cares what her father thinks’. Nevertheless it is her life and her right to do what she wants with her body. If her farther or whoever doesnt approve that final decision rests with her. Any repercussions rely on her alone, i mean it may bring shame to her family, but she is the one that has to live with it the rest of her life. I do hope she consulted her family at least to garner support for her decision to model, but if they were not with her 100%, well, it is her life at the end and she cannot live it for anyone else but herself. Kudos to you girl, do ya thing!!!

  • GreenDianmond February 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    One Question wat happened to her clothes

    • Simya February 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      errrr…do you wear clothes to swim?

      • O.T. Dubois February 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        Abi oh!

      • honey February 14, 2013 at 3:32 am

        simya…good question hahahahahahahaha,these type of stupidity gets on my nerves

      • Que February 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm

        errr….do u swim in the desert???

  • Naija February 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    the madman ran away with her clothes

  • Iyke February 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Choi….O gini….See beauty.
    It pays for a good looking man, to marry a good looking woman so that your product will be a to brand.If I have a daughter as beautiful and smart as this fyne Ibo babe,chai,I will be proud.
    Boys and girls,be prepared for your future.transfer a healthy gene…..beauty + beauty = WOOW.

    • brittany February 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      it’s not all the time that a good looking man and woman bear fine fruit…sadly, sometimes the results are quite disastrous

      • T.baby February 13, 2013 at 4:02 pm

        Lol, i think you are talking from experience. LWKMD

  • Big Ben February 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Bella abeg biko can I suggest putting your NSFW warning before the first pic…thank you, you just might save people their job…:P

    • Mz Socially Awkward… February 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      AS IN. One kain oga just strolled right behind me as I was looking at the photos… I should have twigged when I saw the title of the post included the words “Sports Illustrated”.

  • temitope February 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    i’ m sure most of the guys commenting that she looks hot here wouldnt allow their sisters or gfs or wives to pose half nude for a mag………#justsaying#

  • Nma February 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Abeg all you fattys shut up its because you don’t all have the body to flaunt what of our so called married celebs that wear dress you will praise and say african shape now because because she is skinny now you remember morals who are you to judge her you ain’t GOD she might even be more nicer than those that wear mary amaka cover from head to toe i know so many so called girls that cover all their bodies but if they tell you what they do behind closed doors free the girl jare she hawwwwwwwwwt deal with it.

    • Omo1 February 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      @Nma..What did anyone say to warrant your comment ?! :/ na wa o!!

      • Simya February 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

        I wonder o!! Who said anything about her looking indecent…this one is having spiritual battle with himself/herself

      • i no send February 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

        @omo1 …as in …i don’t get why nigerians are rude

    • Nma February 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Geez what an irritant! Please learn how to make use of punctuations. WTH kinda run-on sentence is this?! It pisses me off even more that u have the nerve to use my user name sef. KMT

    • omototun February 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Dude… why you spazing out?? Is it Africaan heat or American cold that has affected your brain that you are just vibrating on top nothing…EVERYONE appreciated the pictures, You okay so??

  • Nma February 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Even omotola that wears tight dress even been married does her husband complain you all will shou african shape and nobody will talk about morals forgetting that skimpy dress ain’t descent on a married woman so shut up let GOD be the judge am sure her parents accepted her profession

  • NN February 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    shes a fine girl. please what did she do to her hair? i like the way it looks

    • Kiki February 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      She did a twist out.

      • Jia February 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

        No Brazilian, Moroccan, Chinco, Punjabi Tibetan hair/weave. Pure African hair. Hot!

  • nich February 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    i hope she would not pull of those pants…………….the girl is pretty………..

  • Annie February 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    na wa oooo, who is that is its backward mentality to think abt what ones father would think if he sees a pix of his daughter posed like the model above? Omo lemme ask u, can u pose like that, take a pix and proudly show ur dad? no that is small, pose for an international magazine dressed that way and take a copy of the mag. to your dad? yeah she is smoking hot i must say..but haba to ur comment.

  • Opsy February 13, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    This girl and her parents live in America for her to be addressed as Nigerian-American. Her parents don’t mind at all. it is only a job and nobody can harrass her as she is protected by law. For all those, worrying her father would say, stop worrying, she is not based in Nigeria.

  • Caligula February 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    All these Internet trolls just mouthing off as if their opinion counts. Be careful with what I post. For Pete’s sake, it’s the 21st century!! She can do whatever She wants without seekin her father’s opinion. When you seek the approval of others before doing anything, you’ll never move forward in life. She’s a adult, she obviously respects herself, this is professional modeling and she is based in the states. Pls yall saying approval this & that, stop with that typical nonsense. Not cute

    • Nonimous February 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      what does the 21st century have to do with it? Be it 19th century, 25th century or whatever, your father is your father!!! #peaceout

  • Caligula February 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Same girls talking about approvals; I’m sure get in more provocative poses than this when they’re freakin or havin sex with a man/men they’re not married to… Do you report that to your dad, mum or anyone? Hypocrites smh

    • molly February 13, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      nna relax juh! obviously you didnt understand cynthia’s pov. you just started yarning dust.

  • portable February 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Wow,wow,wow!!! This babe is smoking HOT!!! God i dey hail u once again,u b master creator o! Nnna eh, black is truly beautiful n am proud to b one,nne carry go o,nothing mega!!!

  • molly February 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    fine babe but one question is she pregnant?

  • Babe February 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I will go Naked,if I’m as hawt as this? BN,you funny,”viewer discretion is advice”?when most people here watch Porn…Ahaaaaaa

  • Gbemmy February 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Adaora-Akubilo-Sports-Illustrated-Suimsuit-Issue-2013-Namibia-February-2013-BellaNaija008.jpg
    This pic is not flattering at all. Looks like she has black balls. Otherwise she is a beautiful girl, don’t know how S.I readers will take to this though bcos typically the models are more voluptuous

  • Nma February 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Most guys who are always looking for girls with big things are usually the ones with small package i mean their thing be like cover of biro some of the their sister no fine, no sexy but they fine sexy mtchewww speaking from experience with the way he wanted big things i thought big thing but was so disappointed if your thing don’t go about looking for big things.

  • omototun February 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Na wah!!…I can’t even judge…hehehehe cos even I doubt my “clothedness” if I were this hot!! I’d probably need a double doze of Jesus to keep my clothes on oh!!

  • salsera February 13, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    dont get sports illustrated anymore, seems to be less about swim suits and more about semi nudity. Almost like a muted down version of playboy. Most of the bikinis look like lingerie, only the one piece swimsuit is nice
    Fine girl though

  • silent looker February 14, 2013 at 12:46 am

    too naked joor…nothing to hide again

  • iba February 14, 2013 at 1:30 am

    She is so beautifulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll wow God create some people sha. I could look at these pictures all day

  • Adeori February 14, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Now this is what you wanna “INDULGE” in..not that Dr Sid’s Cookie

  • annoyed February 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

    nudity in the name of modelling……..even the so called oyibos u ignorant nigerians think accept everything dont…..she is beautiful and is advertising swimwear but u dont need to get ur top off……next thing they will be convincing her to do playboy…..whatever u all think any woman who self respects will not go almost naked for the whole world to see……as long as women allow men they will continue to see them as sex objects only for visual gratification…..

  • Ada February 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

    And what happened to those who – like five men b4 them marry nko wetin be that make we hear jawe they say anything you are doing do it well its her job man wey go marry her go marry her some of the beauty queens married today adaeze yobo, stephnie oforka, anita uwagbele, chineye ochuba them never expose their body for the whole world to see but they are married with kids it did not stop the men from marrying them so pls being descent is not about physical looks don’t be surprised she might be a virgin see adrima even with all her exposure she married as a virgin she is not the first woman to pose half naked and she will not be the last let he without sin cast the first stone.

  • Tesonma February 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    end time tinz!

  • gambian beauty February 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    very sexy….bt too much photo shop

  • Pikes February 15, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Nwatakiri a na ekom oo.

  • Gloria February 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    What i appreciate in her is just her height.

  • Uchenna Valentine February 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    hiiiiiii

  • Uchenna1 February 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    She’s such a beautiful girl. I know a particular girl that would have made it big if she was read to expose but she refused. To get there you need to show, its necessary in the modeling world but not necessary a guarantee to be a Gisele or kate Moss, its all about choices. Don’t like these pics cos they look meaningless even with the semi nudity. Something tells me this girl, will look a whole lot more beautiful with clothes on. my take.

  • wow!!!! February 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Oh my god, this girl is too fine!!

    kai, her future husband is a lucky man. if she was my wife…I would knack till my – fell off

  • Winny February 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Chocolate is truly beautiful not these bleached up heffers , stay black and proud you will still be all you are created to be.

  • zsa zsa February 16, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Beautiful lady…but mehn i looooove her hair. Hmmm i have some experimenting to do this weekend!

  • Temizzy February 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

    she fine*shines teeth*

  • Dewunmi February 17, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Gorg!!!All I wanna know is ow she got her ass to be so fresh!!!
    Its not a secret dat dats a big wahala for dark sistahs!!!lol

  • Sara Adebayo February 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Proud!

  • Drool February 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Y all this talk ?she should be celebrated,to get a shot in sport illustrated no be yamz Abeg!

  • cupcake February 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Biko, did the cyber grammar-bombers and irrational trolls of L.ikeji et al just discover
    BellaNaija?#Warrisalldis#
    Moving on…Gotta agree with the post about S.I. edging closer and closer to Playboy, one swimsuit-top-off picture at a time. #pornbyanyothername#
    Also, it’s interesting to note that in the modelling industry, as with everything else in life, you always have a Choice. Some models consider posing for publications like S.I. and Playboy as catalysts for their careers, but the fact remains that there is a choice to be made; A model can ask herself, “Hmmmm…. should i strike the most provocative poses I can topless and fan the lusts of strange men/women and *possibly* get shot up the ladder, OR say ‘No thanks’ to unnecessarily revealing shoots, work hard, stay humble and let God lift you up Himself….”
    It’s a choice people.

  • eloquent February 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    good ixs but ll fotoshoped speaking about freshness, she is a model ad her father is her manager/photographer and they smile to the bank i tell u ……………….. loliinngggggggggggggggg

  • BEE February 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Its sad that no one is even thinking about what God feels about this. I’m not here to judge anyone but the bible also says we should correct one another in love. the devil will always give us an excuse to live in sin or to do stuff that God detests. For a lot of us, even our “jobs” make us sin. however, let’s be reminded that God is interested in every area of our lives. The devil’s main aim is to constantly distract us from God or purpose, the most annoying part is that he gives us a reason that seems logical and we all just jump at it. folks,we are more than this. We do not have to expose what God intended to be covered to live a life of purpose or to make money. but of course,there is a free will.. Choose wisely… Its either you are exalting God or d devil, no in betweens…

  • Hilary February 20, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I so agree with you BEE

  • Dee February 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Abeg give me a break! Did God not create all of us naked and in fact it was only sin that made us start covering ourselves. Abeg we were made to be naked and unashamed, its only the evil in minds that makes it a big deal.

  • loveth O. February 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

    In One word So Natural

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