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Why Mayowa Nicholas missed Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017



The Victoria’s Secret Angels took the runway by storm at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Sunday night in Shanghai. The shows which began airing in 2001 is perhaps one of the biggest modeling events in the fashion world.

Although Africa was represented on the runways by nine beautiful women of colour we all felt the striking absence of 19-year-old Mayowa Nicholas.

According to Vogue Espana, Mayowa and four other models: Russians Kate Grigorieva, Irina Sharipova and Julia Belyakova and Ukrainian Dasha Khlystun had visa issues and therefore couldn’t attend the show.

Mayowa has not only hit some of the most coveted runways – from Chanel to Fenty x Puma and Oscar de la Renta, she has also been the face of Calvin Klein underwear – and would have been a great addition to Sunday’s VSF Show.

When she was announced to walk Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show she described it as a “huge dream come true” on social media. There are still tons of opportunities for the runway star and we’re certain Mayowa will make good use of them all and excel.

Photo Credit: Getty Images


  1. Ms B

    November 22, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Awwwh. So sad! Wish her the very best going forward. Hòpe it’s not Nigerian passport ish sha

    • BlueEyed

      November 22, 2017 at 2:39 am

      lol I don’t think it was her Nigerian passport, Gigi hadid and Katy Perry also had visa issues.

  2. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    November 22, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I was really looking forward to seeing her on the runway ???

  3. Lola Olajide

    November 22, 2017 at 2:09 am

    I HOPE YOU CHECK YOUR FACTS RIGHT BEFORE YOU START A DIPLOMATIC WAR. Mayowa was not denied visa.Everyone in New York new she was dropped since two weeks ago.She was not ready and the team was not feeling it,44915

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      November 22, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Literally nothing here says anything about Mayowa. Where are your facts coming from? “Everyone in New York” really?

  4. ms lala

    November 22, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Gigi and Katy are banned from China the same goes for beiber. Her issue was her having a Nigerian passport.

    • Amy

      November 24, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Really? And Ugochi just got back from China; participating in Miss World? And the others that missed it as well held Nigerian passports?

  5. Lola Olajide

    November 26, 2017 at 6:44 am

    This is so very crazy. Mayowa has been to China for Elite model world finals .You see when we have Nigerian press picking news from internet,this is what happens.Nigerian press should learn more of investigative journalism and stop speculating.Elite Models is a powerful agency and can get visa for anyone.

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