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Tomi John – Shooting to the Top



African models working IN Africa are on the rise. Gone are the days when you had to get to Milan, London, Paris or NYC to get your big break. Today, the runways in Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Accra and Dar es Salaam are buzzing with top notch modelling talent. Bella Naija will like to shine some light on our African gems. To kick things off, we had a quick chat with stunning Nigerian model, Tomi John.

Name: Tomi John

Date of Birth: Jan 18

Nationality: Nigerian

State of Origin: Lagos

High School: Nigerian Navy Secondary School

University: American University Of Nigeria

Studying: International and Comparative politics

Based In: Nigeria

Decided to Started Modelling Because: Love looking good. Figured i could look good and make money just by looking good…lol

Big Break: After a Photoshoot for True Love West Africa in 2005

Career Highlights: True Love West Africa, Mode Men Magazine, NTFS, Couture Exotica, JBL, ITK Magazine, Deal Or No Deal

Favourite Designers to work with: Jewel by Lisa

Favourite Magazines: None at the moment

Runway or Photoshoots: Photoshoots!!

Fav Holiday Spot: Roma

Love most about being a model: That moment when you’ve got the spotlight on you

Downsides of Modelling: Having to watch what you eat. Long hours of Photoshoots, trying to get the perfect pose

Advice for aspiring models: Never loose focus and DONT do DRUGS.


  1. mimi

    October 16, 2008 at 12:28 am

    is it a coincidence that a lot of these models have western surnames?

  2. kemisola oladunjoye

    October 16, 2008 at 9:57 am

    she looks good, and she’s nigerian i’m impressed

  3. tatafo!

    October 16, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    ha mimi na u sabi.
    Anyway, flawless makeup, weave on point. That’s what’s up

  4. bill

    October 17, 2008 at 11:49 am

    What do you mean by “she looks good, and she’s nigerian i’m impressed”

    dont nigerian girls look good?
    colo mentality go kill us

  5. dg

    October 17, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    abi o? tell them o.

  6. Ama

    October 17, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Yes oh, what do you mean by that, explain yourself kemisola oladunjoye… dont know where you been, but 9ja babes are fineeeeeeeee


    October 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm


  8. kiki

    October 19, 2008 at 11:53 am

    She´s gorgeous!! And some Afrikans think that it´s cool or something to have those western names….WHatever!

  9. asa

    November 5, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    i guess because you’re born ugly, it does not mean all nigerians are as ugly as u.

  10. asa

    November 5, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    and i mean kemisola or whatever she calls her self.

  11. Tomo

    April 5, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    She is all right, but I’ve seen loads better looking girls in Warri delta state Nigeria.

  12. funso

    December 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    she is stunning!!bad bele pple

  13. Adewumi

    August 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm


  14. abidehmy

    October 11, 2011 at 11:31 am

    this is beautiful !!!!black is beautiful !!!!I also wanna model but dnt knw where and how to start

  15. Nwaodu cecilia onyinyechi

    November 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I want to model.pls how can i participate

  16. Adesanya oluwafemi

    June 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I want 2 b a model pls hw can i participate

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