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Oluchi, Kate, Venantia, Kaone and You? – MNET begins scouting for the next Face of Africa



The competition that revolutionized the concept of modelling in Africa is back! MNet’s Face of Africa has started scouting for the next African supermodel.

Hopefuls should be aged between 17 and 24, have a minimum height of 1.72m, a maximum hip measurement of 96cm and should not have an existing modelling contract. Entry forms are available via The deadline is August 28, 2009.  The prize  is $50,000 in cash from M-Net and a modelling contract with Oluchi’s SA-based modelling agency  O Model Africa.

Past Face of Africa winners have enjoyed varying degrees of success – Oluchi is the gold standard of Face of Africa success while recent winners such as Kaone Kairo, Venantia Otto and Kate Menson are have ongoing success in Africa particularly in South Africa. Earlier winners such as Benvinda Mudenge and Ramatoulaye Diallo have left the fashion world to pursue other interests.

For the 2010 competition, after the entry deadline, scouts will hit the road in 14 countries; Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe – to evaluate the most promising of the online entrants. This process wil be filmed for a 14 episode Face of Africa TV series.
Those selected will then head to Model Boot Camp during which time the Top 10 finalists will be chosen.
The Top 10 will then head into the M-Net Face of Africa 2010 Finale which is being held in Nigeria for the first time.

Face of Africa 1998 - Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi

Face of Africa 1998 - Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi

Face of Africa 2005 Kaone Kario

Face of Africa 2005 Kaone Kario

Face of Africa 2006 - Venantia Otto

Face of Africa 2006 - Venantia Otto

Face of Africa 2008 - Kate Menson

Face of Africa 2008 - Kate Menson



    July 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

    african queens!!!

  2. Chika Moses

    July 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Dang! They are FINE! Especially Oluchi!


    August 1, 2009 at 8:16 am

    also we need more african/ nigerian models that are known.
    agbani is a model but she is known from miss world. im not saying there is anything wrong with that but we need some models to start off fresh.
    i encourage nigerian girls to please join this competition. we need more nigerian models out there.

  4. Milan J

    August 9, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I would recommend to black and african wannabe models to visit the usa, france or sweden.

  5. Juveline

    October 1, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Girls who win the face of africa should not only be dark in complexion. Fair girls should also be choosen cuz there are many beautiful fair girls. I am a cameroonian. Please keep me informed through my email about the 2010 face of africa competition because i wish to compete so much. Thanks.

  6. miss jones

    May 30, 2011 at 10:34 am

    hey guys short girls are also hot why dont they also participate


    June 20, 2011 at 11:27 am


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