Baridakara Du’ Juliana Nwilene is 16 year old Nigerian upcoming commercial and fashion model. She is an indigene of Rivers State and speaks fluent English, French and Ogoni (Ogoni is a native language from Rivers State). Her passion for the fashion industry began at a very early age, and with the encouragement and support of her parents, Barida is currently signed with a newly established management “SOP Management” and she is loving every moment of it. “I am a very lively person, hardworking and very strong,” Barida says. “I always make sure I do what I’m told, I love learning and I have started to learn how to adapt to different themes for photo shoots.” With every new model comes a lot of hard work, patience and dedication because modelling isn’t an easy career but like Barida already knows she is ready for the challenge “I keep pushing myself forward because I want to reach my goal which is to become one of the most amazing models in the world,” she says from Lagos (fashion capital of Africa). “I hope to work with a variety of African designers including Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah, Tiffany Amber, Eki Orleans and to do a bit of commercial modelling.” With age on her side and a good team backing her, there’s nothing stopping her from achieving tremendous success in the modelling industry right here in Africa.
Styled by SRC DEMI
Make-up Artist: Sultry
Pose Director Fola Tella
Photography by Sunmisola Olorunnisola Photography