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From Performances to the Winning Moment! Get the entire Scoop from 2015 Aquafina EMLN Grand Finale!



We’ve brought you the fab red carpet looks from the 2015 Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria grand finale which held on Sunday, 13th of September 2015 at Eko Hotel & Suites.

Click here if you missed it.

We’ve also brought you the winners of the intense competition (click here) as well as they looks that got people talking on the red carpet this year (click here) and now it’s time to give you a recap of the most awesome moments of the event.

First Presentation – Aquafina

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The 20 finalist models (10 male and 10 female) were first introduced to the audience with this presentation as they walked the runway in their Aquafina branded shirts and holding a bottle of Aquafina drinking water each.

Click here to know the 20 finalist models.

At the end of their walk they yelled ‘Purity Guaranteed’ and took a sip from the bottle of water in their hands.

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Model Walks

Throughout the night the models were dressed in top notch African brands as they showed off their walking skills, straight model faces and their curves.

Notably, the young lady who eventually won – Funmilayo Akinjuola – had a wardrobe mishap while walking for Meena as her blouse became undone thereby revealing more than the audience/designer/model bargained for. She however kept on walking with a straight face showing that a true model never lets any mishap affect her walk.

Check out some photos from the collections.

  • Gozel Green

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  • POC

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  • Orange Culture

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  • Andrea Iyamah

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  • Kimono Kollection

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  • Morafa

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  • Meena

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  • Sunny Rose

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The Veuve Clicquot Style Awards!

As is the usual practice at EMLN, a best dressed male and a best dressed female were selected from the audience and this year the awards were won by Jide Adedeji (designer of J Reason) and Somkele Idlahama (actress) respectively.

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The Veuve Clicquot Style Award winners were given a very special gift from the champagne house – it included a large bottle of the Veuve Cliquot.


There were three performances at the 2015 Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria.

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The show was opened with EME artist, Shaydee as he sang his hit song ‘High’. His performance was followed by a few walks and then it was the turn of Toni Tones as she sang ‘Hey Boy’.

Toni Tones’ performance is one that will not be forgotten in a hurry as it had the male models walking in their swimming briefs while she sang.

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Banky W closed out the show with two songs ‘High Notes’ and ‘Yes/No’.

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Crowd Surfing + Hosts

Several people were spotted at the 2015 Aquafina EMLN (click here for the BN Red Carpet Fab). From Sijibomi Ogundele to Nkiru Anumudu and more, the 2015 edition of the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria was star-studded.

The event was hosted by co-host of Star Gist Illrymz and co-host of Studio 53, Sika Osei.

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Top Five Finalists

To announce the top 5 finalists, EMLN brought up the 2 winners of last year’s edition – Mayowa Nicholas and Victor Ndigwe.


The audience was shown how far these two have gone globally; from walking for Kenzo to meeting Kendall Jenner, Mayowa and Victor shared their experience as the winners of the 2014 Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria.

Mayowa then announced the top 5 finalists for the male models…


…and Victor announced the top 5 finalists for the female models.


Winning Moment

The winners of the 2015 Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria were announced and the whole audience erupted in cheer and applause as those were the two people a majority of people were rooting for.

The male winner was Damilola Okunola and the female winner was Funmilola Akinjuola.

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The event was judged by Ezinne Chinkata, Agbani Darego, Bola Balogun, Lakin Ogunbanwo, Kelechi Amadi Obi and Norden Thurston.


Click here for more about the winning moment.

Photo Credit: Insigna Media

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  1. beauty

    September 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Nigerian fashion trends are really evolving. I smiled all through, nice!

    • Morolake

      September 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      The female models didnt really do justice to the lovely swimsuit collection. Too skinny. But well done to the organizers, looked organized.

  2. Priscy

    September 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Classy Event
    See models….chai
    This vegetable soup and eba that I was planning to eat may just have to wait

    Just d vegetable soup alone and maybe cucumber

    • Udegbunam Chukwudi

      September 17, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      LOL. Babe chop oh! These ones thin die. Naomi needs to show these girls how to look slim and healthy


    September 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Awesome moments. And congrats to the winners

  4. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    September 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    No shade oh, so Kendall Jenner don become person to meet?

    • Mee

      September 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Lmaoo I saw that too o *side eye*

    • Priscy

      September 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      azzin ehn
      It is even listed as an achievement
      O Lawd!

  5. Mamacita

    September 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Eyyya, why is he crying? Is it because he found out he will get to meet Kendall Jenner? /wipes tears from eyes for him/ Congrats to the winners sha.

  6. NIRA

    September 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Before nko? Unfortunately for you she’s become one of the most in-demand models at the moment. So, yes, she’s become important in the modelling world.


    September 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Why’s the female winner looking morose and like she’s about to drop dead from starvation? You bera g’an eat something.

  8. debbie

    September 17, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    ewooo! what kind of wardrobe mishap is that??

    chai! and she didnt bother to cover up…anyway she was well compensated, she won.

    • Anon

      September 17, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Looks intentional to me.

  9. Bobolink

    September 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Agbani is so pretty!!!!!

  10. bn lover

    September 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Biko u can still be skinny, healthy and pleasing to the eye. Which kind under-fed people be this…..

  11. Oloye

    September 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    POC! POC!! POC!!! Great work Papa..

    Please send my own o (just ask for my e-mail for details)..#winks

  12. NaijaPikin

    September 17, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    And all of you saying they are unhealthy, you know this because you are their personal physicians right???? Useless people.

    Please stop the body shaming. Som people are big, some average and some skinny. Get that into your numb skulls.

    • Belinda

      September 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Thank you!

  13. ajikoko

    September 17, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Some of us can eat for africa,but never get fat…so it’s not about starving

  14. OLA

    September 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    lol…people tho, if you think she’s not someone to meet, how come you know her name?
    Thats cos she’s popular, and in the modelling industry YES! it is an achievement. Humans, let people be, stop hating and looking for the slightest things to criticize.

  15. Ano

    September 17, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    What is that Black silk pant they gave those boys to wear… na wa o

  16. Wura

    September 17, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Was a lovely show, I had a great time, the highlights of the show for me was Toni tones perfomance, it’s was so lovely, il call it a classic performance and when the male elite winner walked after his speech, his swag was too on point. All in all great job to the organizers, very nice. Nice hosts too. One of the best shows iv been too in a long time.

  17. NOELLA

    September 17, 2015 at 10:30 pm


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