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12 Finalists for Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 announced at Media Event



On the 18th of July 2010, Beth Modelling Agency – The organizers of the Elite Model Look contest in Nigeria held a media event to announce the  12 finalists of the Elite Model Search Nigeria 2010 contest. After a rigorous casting session that saw aspiring models from all over the country enter for their chance to attain supermodel status, 12 girls were chosen as Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 finalists. They are Abiola Adeyemi, Nwando Ebeledike, Oluwakemi Faleye, Marvis Offor, Bukola Eyinade, Oghogho Obrutse, Chioma Nzenwa, Chika Emmanuel, Delphine Okobah, Onyechi Anita Chialuka, Beauty Osenwegie and Isioma Usama.

The event was also an opportunity for the press to meet the sponsors of the event – Mercedes Benz was represented by Mirko Plath while Funke Olufon represented Quintessentially., the official media partner of the event was represented by Jite Ovueraye of BainStone.

Through the years, the Elite Model Look International contest has offered aspiring models a chance to start a career in international modeling at the highest level. In September, selected contestants will participate in a “model boot camp” for a week of intensive grooming. This training will cover all the professional aspects of modeling. The grooming exercise will have the 12 finalists experience and undergo fitness training, makeovers, nutrition lectures, professional photo sessions and rehearsals for the finale. There are plans to film the bootcamp for a TV special.

The Elite Model Look Nigeria Finale will take place on the 12th of September 2010 at the Civic Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. One winner will be chosen and she will go on to represent Nigeria in the Elite Model Look International contest scheduled to hold in Shanghai, China on the 10th of October 2010.
The Elite Model Look International finale will be broadcast in over 80 countries and will feature over 80 Contestants chosen via their respective country contests.
The winner will receive an international modeling contract with Elite Model Management – New York.

Below is a photo of the finalists as well as photos of guests at the event. BN will bring you a more detailed feature on the 12 finalists soon.

Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 - Finalists

Funke Olufon of Quintessentialy with the models

Elite Model Look Nigeria finalists with Mercedes Benz reps & Beth Models MD, Elohor

Elohor Aisien - MD/CEO Beth Models

Elohor Aisien, CEO - Beth Models (Elite Model Search Nigeria Partners) with Avi of Temple Muse

Elite Model Search Nigeria Scouting Lead, Andy Ogbechi with Lola Maja of Sacred-City

Stylist & Elite Model Search Nigeria Judge, Ezinne Chinkata

Aisha Shaba - Pretty Mai

Model/TV Presenter - Isio Wanogho


Yvonne Nwosu - Designer, Vonne

Akunna Nwala

Juwon Ogundipe

Jumai Shaba of Leo Leo

Mr Nigeria 2010 Kenneth Okolie & Andy Ogbechi

Michelle Inegbese & Femi Ahmed

Tari Ekiyor

Jecintha Powell

Freda Francis - MD, Kristos

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Additional Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi
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  1. kaiza

    July 29, 2010 at 12:05 am

    The TAG line was finalists for the elite model,Yet you just put up one not so grading pics of the girls
    and then more of guests,bella but why


    July 29, 2010 at 12:36 am

    the models have got that “look”
    the “African model look” if you know what I mean.

  3. FumFum

    July 29, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Naija women are gorgeous and also fashion forward. As a Londoner I would have thought we were more fashion forward but I have to admit they look jus as good as we do

  4. Judith

    July 29, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I like Femi Ahmed’s top and look.
    does anyone know where its from?

  5. Elle W

    July 29, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Hahahahaa that CANNOT be a birkin hahahaha
    NIgerian girls….awon desperados…
    em whats Ezinne CHikata wearing tho?
    STylists should always be at the fore-front of the game yo
    ahn ahn
    Love Aisha Shaba’s loook
    Chic and fresh

  6. Juniorandpretty

    July 29, 2010 at 4:54 am

    I see Funke Tandoh & Juwon….
    Aisha Shaba is a fine girl o…
    Tari———–ewwwwwwwwwww!hate her outfit
    love Femi Ahmed
    Ezinne Chinkata…ewwwwwww at her skirt

  7. Ms. Jayee

    July 29, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Hmm…na wa o! Louboutins come b like pure water. God dey! #FashionForwardNigerianWomen

  8. adenike

    July 29, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Wishing them the very best! Please can i have all your bags??? They are all sooo cute!
    Freda Francis,Femi Ahmed…….those bags are hot!

  9. vivian

    July 29, 2010 at 8:27 am

    D models luk gud!lv u all

  10. JPrat

    July 29, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Judith, Femi Ahmed’s top is a plain yellow cowl neck top…i am sure you can get similar tops anywhere . H&M, Bebe, Zaras, Banana etc Now Akunna Nwala’s top is worth asking…tthat’s a cute one. good job to Elohor..she did an amazing work and she is glowing with her baby bump 🙂

    The models look good too. fabulous

  11. Peperempe

    July 29, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Nice event; like Elohor…very industrious woman. Okay lets start with the juice

    Aisha Shaba- very hot, see legs!

    Chinkata- she always looks terribly sketchy. I’m sure she’ll try to explain away that skirt with some “quirky yet fresh, edgy yet wearable” glamour magazine comment.But it looks like it was designed by a carpenter.

    Avi of Temple Muse- I thought this guy had an “upscale luxury clothes store”. What’s with these cheap looking clothes? He needs a stylist sharpish! As in what’s the story behind those shoes?

    Freda looks hot.

    I love Tari but she looks like she’s about to parachute, helped by those ridiculous pants, into a hippie convention.

    And who is this Jecintha Powell wey resemble Renee Zellweger? People that couldn’t make it in America have started flocking to Naija oh. Both Jamo, Naija, Afro – American . Ah ah, everybody has started coming to Lagos to do celebrity.

  12. aosgrl

    July 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

    There are some mean spirited ladies who come to these picture laden posts. Haba!

    The anonymity of internet is a great enabler!

    Anyways, there was no foolywang material here. All the ladies looked good.

  13. aosgrl

    July 29, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I think Femi Ahmed’s top is a boat neck top not cowl neck.

  14. Ijé

    July 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Haha at Jacintha looking like Renee Zellweger, true talk!
    I’m going to go out on a limb and say I LIKE Chinkata’s look – so much
    unnecessary hating on here…geez
    Elohor is so cute, love her dimples
    Naija girls are pretty though, can’t deny that…
    Mr. Okolie is a hottie 😀 love his style!
    Thanks for the cool post Bella!

  15. Mo

    July 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Why are people so quick to point out that someone’s bag is fake. Is it your money? If they are perpetrating that is their own issue… deal with yours. You might not like someone’s look but that does not mean you should be malicious.

  16. Lara

    July 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Juwon Ogundipe is now slim, what happened to her…love aisha’s look

  17. JPrat

    July 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Bia Mo, who said anything about Fake bags? perhaps i am missing soemthing here

  18. lagosbabez

    July 29, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    the Jecitha girl is naija….she works with STACO insurance company…i love her top and as for the birkin bag. fake or real atleast she is carry the bag with pride…na wetin…naija girls and hateration. pls lets stop it jo ooo

  19. dlapikin

    July 30, 2010 at 12:44 am

    My only critic too many black outfits when it looks so sunny!

  20. judith

    July 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    These insults about fake bags are getting too much.
    Right now OASIS is selling a bag that looks like a Birkin. If i bought d bag and rocked it BN pple would say its fake when its actually a make just not a Birkin. Pauls Boutique also makes something that remotely looks like the LV Alma, if u buy it and rock it they would say its a fake alma.
    abeg u peeps should bring ur heads outta d cloud and realise that not all bags that look like luxury bags are fake, they are just designs that look like them made by other retailers.

  21. juju

    July 31, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Akunna Nwala’s top is a Dolce and gabbana.lovely!!!

  22. Blossom

    August 1, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I think I like Elohor’s new hair colour… No more Kim Kardashian-ness… It’s now A.Keys! LOL!

  23. chenille

    August 10, 2010 at 11:05 am

    this is coooolll..

  24. abbieo

    August 21, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    loving elohors new look.not loving the finalist this year they look so normal nothing spectacular about their looks.preffer last years finalist.

  25. aisha

    September 3, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks guys y’all rock x0x0 good luck to all the models let’s rep naija to the fullest x0x0

  26. xxtea..

    March 15, 2011 at 5:22 pm models look gorgeous..especially my friends oghogho and nwando..all fresh and representing..go gurls

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