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Who’s Got What It Takes? You Decide! Meet the Male & Female Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 Finalists



This Saturday 29th September 2012, the 2012 edition of the Elite Model Look Nigeria competition, which comprises of both male and female search, will take place in grand style at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Black & White event, will see the 20 finalists from all walks of life strut the runway in fab pieces pieces by top fashion houses including Mango, Sunny Rose, Odion Mimonet, Rabahia, Mimi Lee London, Grey, Dakova, Kool-Village and Temple Muse for Swim wear and at the end of the night, one lucky finalist in both the male and female categories who is up to par with the criteria required by the judges will earn the prestigious title of the Elite Mode Look Nigeria 2012.

The winner will join finalists from 80 other countries at the World Final set to take place in Shanghai, China on Saturday 8th December 2012. Till then, BN brings exclusively to you all the male and female finalists.

Date: Saturday 29th September 2012
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N 10,000 | VIP N 25,000 | Platinum VIP N 50,000
Ticket Locations: Ticket Hotline 08033278752 | black|Up Paris Store, Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos | Montaigne Place, 266B Muri Okunola, off Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos | Blush, 1388 Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos | The Studio, 71 Raymond Njoku, Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, e-mail  [email protected] |[email protected]

Meet the Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 Male & Female Model Search Finalists

Bukola Anthony

Cynthia Bassey

Fejiro Egbedi

Janice Igumour

Joy Adoki

Kehinde Popoola

Moyinoluwa Arowoshola

Naomi Enetomhe

Ogechi Nnaji

Victory Ola

Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 Female Finalists


Alvin Dayaffin

Bowale Joseph

Ife Akinlemi-Bola

Kimmie Adams

Lucky Martins

Missa Abiola

Morafa Ayodeji

Peter Finn

Steven Nkang

Oluwatoyin Oyeneye

Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 Male Finalists

Photography: Lakin Ogunbanwo
Make-Up: black|Up
Hair: Sari & Lara Salon
Stylist: Elite Team

So, BellaNaijarians, which of the male and female finalists, do you think will win? Let us know!

The Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 Finale is sponsored by Etisalat, Samsung, Moet & Chandon, black|Up Paris, OK! Magazine, Spice TV, Sway Hair, Sari & Lola Salon, BellaNaija, Lakin Photography and Vane Style.


  1. Teeenaaa

    September 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

    4 d girls, i tink dat moyinoluwa arowoshola, and 4 d guys steven Nkang.. Dats wat i tink!

    • Ms. Jayee

      September 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spot on!

    • Chiangel

      October 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      OMG! You got that right. That was the first thing I said after I viewed the photos for at least five times. You know we should be judges. LOL!

  2. mii

    September 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

    i dont like the first pix,didnt do justice 2 how beautiful these ladies look individually…i wish dem all the best!

  3. Ms E

    September 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

    steven nkang is beautiful. the girls are fine sha

  4. Nems

    September 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

    The girls, Moyinluwa Arowoshola and Ogechi Nnaji the guys are not doing it for me most of them look rather…..

  5. O

    September 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Girls: Moyinoluwa!! hotness and Bukola
    Guys: Oluwatoyin, Steven… Kimmie (that group photo of the guys though…)

  6. ejogene

    September 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

    For the girls Moyinoluwa Arowoshola, Naomi Enetomhe. guys Missa Abiola, Stephen Nkang any of them is good to go.

  7. Mrs

    September 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Moyinoluwa Arowoshola.. .gurl u made stop and look!

  8. bukky

    September 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

    is been ugly a criteria for modeling? abi is it d fotographer dat needs to be sacked…..jst wondering

  9. tybay

    September 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    All the girls are beautiful…May the best one win (I have my favorite three but wont mention names)… For the guys, my namesake Oluwatoyin, then Bowale Joseph…

  10. chike

    September 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Bukola for girls, Missa for boys

  11. Lue

    September 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  12. Mary

    September 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Auntie Eloho is good at her job. This is very nice
    Where can we watch the tv show?

  13. rew

    September 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    fejiro and moyin

  14. remi

    September 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Naomi Enetomhe for sure! she always had it in her.

  15. Tosin

    September 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Based on looks, all are good to go. But it’s not really based on looks. They have to move too.
    Why does the fashion world insist models should be hangers rather than pin cushions…barbie dolls and not raggedy anns? It seems somewhat arbitrary to me.

  16. nems

    September 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    @ Tosin unfortunately thats what models are ‘walking cloth hangers’ anymore curves and they will draw attention away from the clothes and to themselves, designers don’t want that. Very sad but true!

  17. partyrider

    September 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    the female models have legs for days..ha!
    may the best win

  18. NNEKA

    September 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Steven Nkang for the guys and Bukkola Anthony for the ladies. However, i wish them all the best.

  19. Naveah

    September 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    There is a nice selection for the women – I worry about Ogechi Nnaji and Cynthia Bassey but over all most of the girls look like a good group to groom into models.

    The men on the other hand – hm na wa. Sha, I can see the following making it – Ife Akinlemi-Bola, Kimmie Adams, Peter Finn, Steven Nkang and Oluwatoyin Oyeneye. Why are they all so short or just a little average in height?

    Modeling isn’t only about being photogenic, one can be photogenic but the pictures speak nothing to the person looking at it – there is no message coming across. Modeling is like acting, you must be able to communicate without words using the body and the eyes. I think that is what people fail to understand – you can be tall, skinnier than a light pole but if you don’t know how to use the camera, the light and your body then forget about modeling as a career. It isn’t just smiling or boning into the camera. Also, just like in any form of arts and entertainment, you have to have that X-factor. There must be a certain je ne sais quoi, a charm and a presence.

    I wish you all luck o!

  20. Chattyzee

    September 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Wow! This is going to be a stiff competition. Even all the male models look the part not to talk of the women. May the best model win!

  21. Mariaah

    September 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    This right here is a star: Moyinoluwa Arowoshola and may be Bukola Anthony
    For the guys, Ife Akinlemi-Bola does it for me.. He’s beautiful!!

  22. lol

    September 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Girl : Moyinoluwa Arowoshola Boy: Ife akinlemibola (missa abiola is not his name) i neva knew he auditioned tho i was going 2 tell happy he went through with it..and moyin caught my eyes instantly..if dis two win! whew!! they will be so hot for people 2 stand near them LOL!

  23. Emmm

    September 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I give it up to Bukola Anthony. She’s got the Grace Jones looks, which is not a plus though. But she looks astonishing. I think her biggest/stiffest competition would be Moyinoluwa. She’s dope beautiful, could pass for an ugly-pretty model. Works anywhere. She’s international standard. Bukola anyway!

  24. cathy

    September 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    steven nkang looks rugged and i like him already

  25. 'Alex'andyRaH!

    September 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    steven nkang et missa for d guys
    just moyin for the gurlz

    • Let them say

      September 28, 2012 at 10:04 am


  26. MEE

    September 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    See d guys standing like babes in d group picture! Ogini? Bowale joseph nd Morafa Ayodeji shaved dia brows! They look like sisi! May d best people win ojare!

  27. Trust me

    September 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    omg! for the girls…the 4 girls in the middle in the group picture together the strongest 4 for the title fEJIRO 🙂 we notice you now fabulous potrait!…and for the boys believe me Peter, Bolawole, Alvin…maybe Toyin…who wants to bet! 😀

  28. smallbarbie

    September 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    bukola anthony for d grls, shes so dope.. i luv her looks and shes always wanting 2 b like grace jones wv her looks.. den for guys its oluwatoyin, ders smfin bout his looks.. catching

  29. kunle

    September 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    moyioluwa and ife akinlemibola works for me…btw missa isnt his name ife is, a silly mistake when posted

  30. brandigest

    September 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Cynthia Bassey and Steven Nkang. I didn’t see my picture.

  31. Tincan

    September 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Can someone give me a pair of tweezers? I’d like to go to work on some of those guys’ ‘brows…

  32. praise

    September 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Moyin and Peter Finn. HANDS DOWN!

  33. msbridgees

    September 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Okkk 4 d gurls i’m goin 4 Fejiro(she z sooo d modellin ish!) 4 g guys,Finn z kinda cute tho!

  34. Prince Aigbedion

    September 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    D fejiro chic is totally on point…

  35. Diamond girl

    September 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Steveeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! Eye candy of LIFE

  36. Stonelivins

    September 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    My yet to meet sweetheart Egbedi Fejiro, She is the true definition of a Model. She has all it takes to be a super model.

  37. Abyd

    September 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Well I must say dat as cool as d photos look,it doesn’t do justice to bringing out all d beauty in these guys. I think they’re cuter in real life. Awesome job though! My favourites would be Morafa,Missa and Steven. Then Cynthia,Janice and this Fejiro chic whom I’d sure love to meet. In all,D Bella Naija swag is totally on point!!! Rock on.

  38. david karo ogbor

    September 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Fejiro Α̅πϑ moyin

  39. brando

    September 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Fejiro, victory, and finn are the names that rhyme with hottt!!!!!!!

  40. jeff

    September 25, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    They all look fabulous well done to the organizers and people respondsible for the selection.4 the Girls, FEJIRO she is so on point and really looks more like a model. For the guys Steven

  41. Akpevwe

    September 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Fejiro all the way! A below par pix of her used here, she is way more beautiful than that…

  42. jenny

    September 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Loving d Morafa guy already.. His pose is lovely.. Very calm and sweet.. For the girls, Bukola all the way

  43. josh

    September 26, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Bukola and Moyin for the girls.. And I think Morafa for the boys.. They have that “thing’ in them…

  44. cynthia

    September 26, 2012 at 12:50 am

    The Morafa guy strikes it for me.. So lovely


    September 26, 2012 at 2:51 am

    ITS Fejiro for me…. chic is on point… as for the guys… i can’t say so i leave that to the ladies to decided. Its awkward for me to start checking out anoda guys now… aint gay yoooo

  46. chux

    September 26, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I go with Fejiro

  47. Hezy

    September 26, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Females is Feiro, make is Peter Finn

  48. Andy

    September 26, 2012 at 2:54 am

    The males, i go with Finn…. For females its tight though but Fejiro… she looks more natural to me

  49. SCMM

    September 26, 2012 at 2:59 am

    BUKOLA ANTHONY & STEVEN NKANG,they both did arise and they walk well.

  50. Jeffo

    September 26, 2012 at 3:42 am

    The team who selected d contestants did a great job. They all look wonderful. For the Girls Fejiro and for d Guys Steven. They standout and really have the model look and qualities.

  51. Arnold Aycee

    September 26, 2012 at 6:10 am

    First off I wanna say that Elite has done a great work picking such a great bunch for their even this year. They all look apt and good for the job, I look at them and I see worthy models through and through. I do however think that they could have done better with the photographs cos I will think these individuals have better looking photos that spell out “model” on a first look, and the pictures didn’t do most of them justice, I can tell already. That notwithstanding, I will pick FEJIRO EGBEDI cos she just strikes me as the total package with her subtle sultry look which has me wondering what she’s made of. He face built and her body structure as well as that of the other clearly is on point.

    They all look amazing but if I had to make a pick? It will be FEJIRO EGBEDI.

    For the guys? Well….. I don’t have a say in that, let the best man win!

  52. Arnold Aycee

    September 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Fejiro Egbedi

  53. HRS

    September 26, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Moyinoluwa for the girls, Missa Abiola for the guys…. Missa……*huge sigh* Hotness!

  54. patience oisamaye

    September 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Go go fejiro” she is just the model elite is looking for, hmmmmm, your picture is the bomb fejiro egbedi.

  55. Mido

    September 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Fejiro, Again, Again nd Again

  56. ayetoro kan

    September 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    bukola anthony and stephen nkang

  57. Janded

    September 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I am sure the thinnest girl with no boobs will win. they are all fine. The Stephen guy def has The “Look”


    September 26, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Fijiro and Finn

  59. ter

    September 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    anthony and finn, alvin and victory, steven and fejiro. those are my top contestants, may the best win

  60. Omo Gbelepawo

    September 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Why do they all look so hungry? These are Naija babes nah, where are the curves???

  61. The Goddess Of Beauty

    September 27, 2012 at 12:19 am

    They are hot.

  62. Sunshine

    September 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    moyinoluwa arowoshola for girls and although I find male modelling rather gay… I think Missa for the guys

  63. Paula

    September 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

    My problem is pixs do not show brains. The person that wins has to ve some brain.

  64. Purpleicious Babe

    September 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    dark skin people with a dark background…. hmmm very hard to see their full faces esp the dudes. i guess its creativity….

  65. brittany

    September 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    why is it that the fashion industry encourage young people to starve?even worse is that the society comes to see this as natural beauty or this is the desired standard of beauty

  66. marvel

    September 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Ogechi’s eyes… Moyinoluwa is a classic beauty and of course, Kehinde
    Bowale’s eyes (ears are his minus) and of course, Steven

  67. habba!

    September 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Arowosola is beautiful oo

  68. Nkem

    October 1, 2012 at 12:36 am

    True definition of elegance

  69. TT

    October 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    For the girls Moyinoluwa and for the guys Bowale and Missa Abiola

  70. Davon

    June 23, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Yasss!! I am living for this pic.. Fierce .. *snap snap snap*

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