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He’s HOT & He Knows It! Meet the 10 Finalists for BETH Model Africa’s Martini Male Model Search 2011

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Come Thursday 15th December 2011, BETH Model Management Africa in conjunction with Martini will hold the first ever Martini Male Model Search Finale at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos.

After the major success of the annual Elite Model Look, BETH has searched high and low in Nigeria with the aim of finding the next most sought after male model.

This event will garner top elites and the creme de la creme of the society and will see fashion displays by some of Nigeria’s budding designers – Shem, Orange Culture, Beautique and Grey.

Date: Thursday 15th December 2011
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 1A Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Price: General – N 10,000 | Front Row – N 15,000
Ticket Location: 71 Raymond Njoku, Ikoyi, Lagos
Contact: For more info & general enquiries
Call 08033278752
E-mail [email protected]

This event is supported by Martini, BellaNaija, FAB Magazine, Hakeem Salaam Photography and Vane Style.

And now to the part you ladies have been waiting for! Feast your eyes of some of Nigeria’s most dapper models.

Enjoy!

Martini Male Model of the Year Finalists

Alex Uriesi

Bassey Edet

Chinedu Orakwue

Emeka Udeigwe

Ikorishor Agabi

Kenneth Kwalmi

Nelly Olisa Mesike

Nnamdi Uche

Olaoluwa Owoyele

Ugochukwu Uzowuihe

So ladies and gentlemen, now to the big question, who do you think deserves to be the Martini Male Model of the Year?

112 Comments

  1. hauwa b.

    December 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    umm, only ugochukwu looks a little straight.

  2. Beautiful....

    December 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    FIRST….. lol!!! ALEX… 🙂

    • preshfyn

      December 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      c”mon ppl, bassey’s got all it takes to win dis crown he”s handsome, sexy,gat d d height n physic 4 dis…..he”s my winner!!

    • Tosin

      December 16, 2011 at 1:06 am

      BN comment mentions as at the 84th Comment
      Alex 26x
      Bassey 45x
      Emeka 12x
      Kenneth 10x
      Nnamdi 11x
      Olaoluwa 17x
      Ugochukwu 12x
      Note: <10 mentions not reported and one 'mention' does not equal one vote, it is just a good approximation.
      No folks, I didn't go through and count, just a neat little tool called 'ctrl f '. It took about 2 minutes.
      #JustGeeking

    • Licious

      December 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      Nna mennnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.. I would like an entre of Ugochukwu, a side order of Alex and Emeka as my desert!…. manly goodness all over!..na to pack my ngwongwo relocate back to 9ja!>.. who knew all these palatable delicacies full der…na yankee i come tanda! @ all oo..where is my ghana must go? i don waka!

  3. Tropicana

    December 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Choi! See some Eye candies….. I don’t even know again. Yeah Alex is cute. But there’s something original about Nnamdi and Nelly.

  4. Adefemi

    December 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Chinedu is cool to win!

  5. love

    December 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Alex! Alex!! Alex!!!

  6. Chi-ka

    December 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Eye candy toh badt!!!!!!!!!!! Ugochukwu (last pic) does it for me o! I love a man who can fill a shirt…:)

    • queenB

      December 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      thank you!!!

  7. Ms. Jayee

    December 13, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    It’s between Alex and Kenneth o! choi! I shall so be there.

  8. Chioma

    December 13, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Emeka is d guy

  9. Jo-An

    December 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    yayy…………………..KK ah see you…………all the best

  10. folu

    December 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Sweet Alex deserves it

  11. ebi

    December 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Some of these guys had ran for Mr Nigeria.

    • ebi

      December 14, 2011 at 12:47 am

      Excuse my gbaguan….. I’m using a psp.

  12. tezy

    December 13, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    am gonna have to say alex.. he is cute

  13. Demmy

    December 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Ugochukwu looks absolutely manly. I love it!

    • stephanie

      December 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      yhu really talk well jare!!!

  14. e-bukun

    December 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Heeeello Ugo! Where do i sign up to vote? 😀

  15. lipglossmaffia

    December 13, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    ugochukwu……..now dats sm1 i wud set P for….

  16. Salama

    December 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Winner: Bassey, 2nd runner up: Bassey, 3rd runner up: Bassey!
    That being said, Alex and Emeka are mad sexy! Wouldn’t hurt for Emeka to grow some hair though.Kenneth just looks like one area boy from Ojota. Lol!

  17. Jah

    December 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I like Olaoluwa, Alex and Kenneth ‘s looks for modelling! Even though this is the only photo I have seen of Kenneth, it would be great if he could soften his face a bit. Lol. He is to fierce. He is lean (which is good) but he needs to work out more so that he tones up his muscles.
    Alex looks great. He has a great body! Ughh!!! He is masculine and lean, has a fresh and young face, and a diverse look. You can make him look like a boy or a man. If he loses a little bit of weight and tones up his muscles a bit, I see him doing both fashion and commercial modelling. I love that.
    Olaoluwa looks like a runway and ad campaign model. With proper grooming, I see him modelling (successfully) outside of Nigeria/Africa. Modelling agencies/ fashion designers in the West will like his look because he looks like a boy/ boyish.

  18. beau

    December 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Dear Santa,
    Here’s what I want; when I wake up on Christmas morning I would like to find contestants number 1 & 10 under the tree. No wraping required! Maybe stockings only, I can manage that!
    Thank u.

    • queenB

      December 16, 2011 at 6:25 am

      LOL. Santa me too ohhh

  19. sarafina

    December 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Bassey Edet really looks like an international model.

  20. deedee

    December 13, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Emeka does it for me!

  21. mee2

    December 13, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    abeg dat bassey guy belongs in an ad campaign for calvin klein or ralph lauren. he’s got the looks of an int’l model.

  22. cookie

    December 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    @ebi nawa 4 english…lol nnamdi is cute

    • Ginika

      December 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      mmmm, yeah he is but he worries me a little (I see certain tendencies)…
      but still he has something special about his look, a bit quirky but it works.

  23. noyab

    December 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Bassey wld win without the head, looks like the head is photosop with the body, so take out the whole head and the body will do it for me, and Olaoluwa how old r u? r u not supposed to be in class (secondary school)……[email protected] i luv ur xmas wish, can we hv almost the same wish pls? bt mine is gonna be 4 and 10 🙂

  24. Nk

    December 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Na Emeka de do am for me ooooooooooo!

  25. emmanuella

    December 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    its chinedu for me then agabi and finally nelly

  26. Adia

    December 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Ah ahn!! See my igbo men representing!! Igbo kwenu! 😀

  27. Jah

    December 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I like Olaoluwa, Alex and Kenneth ‘s looks for modelling! Even though this is the only photo I have seen of Kenneth, it would be great if he could soften his face a bit. Lol. He is to fierce. He is lean (which is good) but he needs to work out more so that he tones up his muscles.
    Alex looks great. He has a great body! Ughh!!! He is masculine and lean, has a fresh and young face, and a diverse look. You can make him look like a boy or a man. If he loses a little bit of weight and tones up his muscles a bit, I see him doing both fashion and commercial modelling. I love that.
    Olaoluwa looks like a runway and ad campaign model. With proper grooming, I see him modelling (successfully) outside of Nigeria/Africa. Modelling agencies/ fashion designers in the West will like his look because he looks like a boy/ boyish.

  28. Dee-USA

    December 13, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Alex and Emeka are my favorites. Look the most natural. Olaoluwa has that young boy look that works for a lot of American designers like Tommy Hilfiger, so he would be my sleeper even though I’m not all that sold on him.

  29. wienna

    December 14, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Yeeeeeeeee….egba mi o. Ewo awon omo ibo boys to fine. Top 3: Alex, Kenneth & Ugochukwu. Abeg, where can I find fine boys like these in Ldn ejo?

  30. Pizzle

    December 14, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Chai! See fine boys o. Alex all d way!!!

  31. bukioni

    December 14, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Dayyuum, all of these guys are ata rodos, whoah, lemme catch my breath. It’s gonna be hard picking a winner from these lot, I don’t evny the panel that has to choose or maybe I do… Alex is hott, loving Bassey’s jawline, it’s soo masculine. Kenneth is smouldering, it’s like he’s looking straight at me and only me, lol. Nnamdi looks like the most natural model and I totally love Olaoluwa’s high top fade, he looks like a Benetton or Topman model. In the end I think it may be a toss up between Olaoluwa and Nnamdi but who knows really, it’s anyone’s game.
    http://www.emblemofbeauty.blogspot.com/

  32. TOS

    December 14, 2011 at 5:41 am

    CUTE BASSEY…..

  33. Silky

    December 14, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Quit squabbling girls. The winners should be between Alex, Emeka and Ugochukwu. Without prejudice to your opinions of course.

  34. ma Cherie

    December 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Olaoluwa all the way! Jor o

  35. tyson

    December 14, 2011 at 9:29 am

    by international model standards; top 3 would be kenneth,nnamdi and olaoluwa
    some of those guys look familiar ohh yh, from Mr. Nigeria
    wweeeeelllll, this is really difficult cos they all hot but for a fashion forward industry; i’ll put my money on nnamdi or olaoluwa. Do we have 2 vote???

  36. Lee69

    December 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Ugochukwu can have my vote from now till kingdom come 😛

  37. aah

    December 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Bassey and Olaoluwa are the freshest IHMO.

  38. Ronke

    December 14, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I have to be there tomorrow.. guys wont kill me

  39. naijacopa

    December 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Alex or Ugochukwu can have my votes!!!!!!!

    • naijacopa

      December 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

      That’s if I’m entitled to more than one 🙂

  40. Ireto

    December 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Olaoluwa looks very fab, he will defiantly go far in the modelling industry ofcuz if he is interested, I can’t believe someone said he should be in class, secondary school!!!!!!! So when do you want people to start pursuing their career?? Alex, Emeka and Kenneth look good aswell. I don’t think the competition would be that tough, who ever wins probably deserves it…but I’m routing for olaoluwa, you look FAB!!!!

  41. Moi

    December 14, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Is this a competition for only ibo bois or what? Apart from smoking hot olaoluwa all d rest re from ibo, what happen to our Hausa brother’s even the Yoruba’s. This loks like a tribe competition. smh

    • sisqo

      December 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      There are only 2 igbo boys guys here. Whats the big deal?? Maybe it is only igbo guys that attended the casting.

  42. Olayinka

    December 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Laolu we are behind you.

  43. wahala

    December 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    olaoluwa has an african look,he doesnt look nigerian he looks african so, he could win.

  44. chichi

    December 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    lol, cool down; this is a model search. It’s btw kenneth, Nnamdi and Olaolu. olaolu’s flaw might be his height though. That said, goodluck to the three of them!

  45. as i see it

    December 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Alex, Nnamdi and Ola definitely!!!

  46. marvel

    December 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Dream on.. Oyimbo modelling agencies in London will pick pretty girlie Nelly. He stands out as the unlikely Naija male but has styling potential. Hey, Nels, grow ya hair small na.

  47. Nneka

    December 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    BN:….”And now to the part you ladies have been waiting for! Feast your eyes of some of Nigeria’s most dapper models.”

    Only for the ladies ke? Ehm…bia BN, some MEN might also have been waiting for this na.

  48. Kelvin Obi

    December 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I bliv this pictures didn’t do justice to Nelly as I hav seenn his prev photos and he’s got the bone structures and edgy looks needed for the int’l modellin.. Go Nelly

  49. obehi

    December 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    ugochukwu exudes d confidence n poise a true model needs…and

    those eyes…

  50. @AfricanLaReina

    December 15, 2011 at 12:19 am

    @Ugochuckuw Hubba Hubba *lovestruck*

  51. praise

    December 15, 2011 at 1:14 am

    male model of the year, Bassey…he’s got what’s international requirements of a model.

  52. princess

    December 15, 2011 at 1:27 am

    on my list of fab models Bassey comes first because there’s something abt him that can only be explained internationally, Nnamdi and Emeka also are cool models.

  53. princess

    December 15, 2011 at 7:11 am

    guys let’s keep tribalism aside, Bassey has it all.

  54. GODSWILL

    December 15, 2011 at 8:48 am

    woooooh give it up to bassey Edet cos he’s cute, love you Bassey

  55. Tom

    December 15, 2011 at 8:54 am

    To be frank Bassey has what it takes, so to he is the one no one else

  56. Divacious Tayo

    December 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Choi HE’s HOT & I know it,Bassey is cute and sexy he’s worth the crown with his physic and his beautiful face. He’s a born model.

  57. Anabella

    December 15, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Bassey all the way. he has it all. he’s cute

  58. Sandra

    December 15, 2011 at 9:09 am

    He’s a male diva sexy and tall Bassey all hail d King of Models. kisses dear

  59. florence

    December 15, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Bassey Bassey Bassey is the winner. he’s so hot

  60. ima dear

    December 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Alex u r so cool, go for it boy

  61. sandra

    December 15, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Go Alex. d winning is all urs

  62. bimboolar

    December 15, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Nnamdi have it.

  63. Renee

    December 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Bassey all the way!!

  64. Doris

    December 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Bassey is HOT and we all know it

  65. Abdul

    December 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    bassey thumbs up . na you all way

  66. mozez

    December 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    bassy, keep it goin man, uve got, it all d way.

  67. blessing

    December 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    bassey,we love you…….keep it up

  68. uzor

    December 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    wow………… this guys are hot, i had a hard time picking my fav, i wld go for the first three guys Alex, Bassey nd Chinedu. one of them must win it

  69. G babe

    December 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Emeka is HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT ish! his got the look and the body

  70. da bintiful

    December 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Men dat guy bassey is realy hot he is de ladies man bassey all the way u make sense

  71. eruos valerie

    December 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Bassey all the way ma man u are hot u are de model love U

  72. da bintiful ibori

    December 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Bassey all the way let choose 4 someone dat can represent us internationaly dats bassey u gat our back u make sense bassey

  73. The Real Hotest

    December 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I believe Emeka, Alex and Ugochukwu has d potential to be an international male model. Bassey got a feminine face.

  74. fred

    December 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    bassey! bassey! bassey!! he’s gat al it takes mehn he’s da bomb! al hail d new face ov martini,’bassey Edet’..

  75. saviour

    December 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    bassey all d way!!

  76. franca

    December 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    bassey’s my winner!

  77. raph

    December 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    bassey rules! he’s gat d quallities ov a tru model…..

  78. chels

    December 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    leave am ehh….chai. bassey to much oh.no oda model can contest.

  79. chels

    December 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    mehn dis guy bassey got it all.go for it boy

  80. tboy

    December 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    mehn dis guy bassey got it all.go for it boy

  81. fine girl

    December 16, 2011 at 12:36 am

    igbo boys fine oo

  82. queenB

    December 16, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Men for dayssssssssssss!!!! Bassey and Ugochukwu…<3

  83. Memoi

    December 16, 2011 at 8:41 am

    All ya drooling men and women…..its not about d looks here……this aint Mr Nig….. its sposd to be about modelling….who walks on d runway best….and who wears and sells an outfit like a good hanger….. So please mop up all your broken waters already!!!!

    If u ask me, the only guys there wiv d international male model body structure is Nnamdi and Keneth

  84. People

    December 16, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Bassey is funny looking. Ugochukwu all the way

  85. ifeayi Nigeriantop

    December 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    A contest between Kenneth and Alex. Very handsome guys.I wish them well.

  86. PWEETYVEE

    December 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    alex and chinedu all the way, those two guys badt gannn

  87. Notty

    December 20, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Chinedu all da way…chikena

  88. Obeena

    December 20, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Yaaaaay…ALEX won!!!!! Congrats GEE

  89. teetee

    December 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    ugochukwu

  90. nnao

    December 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    ugo by a mile

  91. proud African

    December 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Bassy rocks all the way …. 🙂

  92. BIH

    January 12, 2012 at 11:45 am

    wait dis whole thing abt bassey being the hottest is it a joke or smthing??am confused…. well i think alex and ugochukwu do it for me..;sexy ass boyss

  93. Caleb

    January 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    nnamdi ssimply d worst! i’l go 4 alex

  94. commywhite

    January 24, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Alex is the man,followed by chinedu.Goodluck

  95. izzielady

    January 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    1st three tickle my fancy

  96. Ess Kay

    January 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Alex n Ugo ….Dayummmm!

  97. Toluv

    February 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Go ‘Nedu! go ‘Nedu!

  98. Nsang Dilong

    February 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    The first 3 for me too.Naija get men ooh

  99. HRS

    February 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Abeg pass me Alex, a nice piece of Emeka, cute face of Ikor, manly look of kenneth, and a whole Ugochuckwu. E do!

  100. kiki s

    February 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    its alex and ugochuckwu, if those two dont win, its ojoro then.

  101. agreement

    June 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    nelly, emeka and ugochukwu

  102. check

    June 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    btwn nnamdi and chinedu

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