about models in the Nigerian industry
Ifeoma: I’m 16 years old but I’ll be 17 on the 24th of November.
Zen Magazine: When did you start modelling?
Ifeoma: I started modelling in August 2015.
Zen Magazine: Coming from a Nigerian background, How did your parents react to the idea of you wanting to become a model?
Ifeoma: Well, I live with my father who’s a single parent. Funny enough,he was supportive of the fact that I wanted to be a model. He had his doubts at first but he eventually realised my passion for it. His major concern was that modelling didn’t interfere with my studies because I was still in secondary school at the time I started out.
Check out a few shots of her on the runway:
shot: In @lanredasilvaajayi | 3rd shot: Her rocking @officialtinathan
on the runways of @lfdw_ng
Zen Magazine: What lessons have you learnt from being a model? And from walking on the runway?
Ifeoma: One of the major lessons I’ve learnt from being a model is humility. Humility in the sense that you can be the rave of the moment today and tomorrow someone else is in the limelight. This has really taught me to be humble especially when people see my works and make me feel like I’m at a very “high point”.
Zen Magazine: Define your personal style
Ifeoma: My personal style is basically centered around comfort. Most times I’m seen in baggy clothes because I feel very comfortable in them. A lot of people find this weird anyway.
Zen: Describe African fashion in your own words
Ifeoma: African fashion is so beautiful and genuine. Sometimes, cliché. But still, beautiful.
Zen: Who are your favourite African designers?
Ifeoma: My favourite African designers are Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, T.I Nathan, Loza Maleombho, Nkwo, Lisa Folawiyo, Maxhosa by Laduma”… to mention a few.
More Photos of Ifeoma in modelling campaigns
Her in an editorial for @vanekarolle on blanckdigital.com
Zen: Any beauty secrets you would love to share?
Ifeoma: Beauty secrets… hmm… I would say I just drink a lot of water (Laughs).
Ifeoma: I have a lot of career goals actually (who doesn’t?… Laughs) and also a few projects I’m working on. I would have loved to share but unfortunately I can’t until it’s all done.
Zen: What’s your advise for those planning to go into modelling?
Ifeoma: My advise to those who want to get into modelling is to always believe in God, never be desperate for anything and most importantly, when you see that it may not be working out for you, don’t hesitate to drop it and tow a different path.
And on Twitter at Ifeoma Ogonna Nwobu
Photo Source: @Ifeoma_Nwobu