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Tomi John – Shooting to the Top

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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.

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