The winner of the recently held 11th season of Nigeria’s Next Super Model is surely cruising into 2018 with her brand new Hyundai vehicle and a one million naira cash prize to ensure that her new set of wheels is fueled up and ready to go. Oyinade Onyikansola Omotosho beat nine other contestants at the glamour event which held at the Oriental hotel, Lekki Lagos. The other winners include; 1st Runner up: Oguntuwashe Abidemi, 2nd Runner up: Ngozi Arumuku, 3rd Runner up: Diana Nole, and 4th Runner up: Mary Ata Azuzu Kira.
All of the top 10 contestants were awarded contracts to Isis Models Africa, Johannesburg. Among the special guests in attendance were Hadjia Lamin Tumaka Director at NIMASA, T,Oke Maduewesi MD of Zaron Cosmetics, Aju Elumelu James, Data Okorodudu, Fifi Usman, Mr Mahogany of Mahogany production, Mr. Sola Oyebade, Laura Ikeji, Ms. Dabota Lawson, Bryan Ikenna Okwara and Meg Alabi. During the event, JP KOUTURE presented two amazing collections that held the audience spellbound. Style Squad by Stephanie presented her environmentally friendly piece worn by the outgoing winner, Ibukun Sammy. Other designers who presented during the competition were O’SANDERS, STITCHES BY NANCY, ADUNI OGE, previous Nigeria’s Next Super Model competition winners, Aisha Bello and Bunmi Ademokoya (Irin Ajo) who provided shoes for the girls on the runway.
ZARON Cosmetics, one of Africa’s proudly owned cosmetics companies was the official make up sponsor. Other sponsors of the event were; CANON,SOFY PADS, STUDIO 24, MYSHA,BRAND UPTIMAL, WOWME and Centurion Security Company Limited. The host of the night was Sabrina Bella, another former Nigeria’s Next Super Model contestant.
Each of the contestants for this year came with their unique backstories, some detailing lives of tumult, but ultimately with a sense of hope. Notable among these girls is Ngonzi Arumuku (discovered by Emmanuel Omene-Johnson), who hails from Igbanke, in Delta State. Prior to signing up as a contestant in Nigeria’s Next Super Model, she was making ends meet by hawking plantain along a highway in Sapele. She did all of this while being visually impaired. Through this competition, she is now signed to Isis Models Africa in Johannesburg, which is the proprietary owner of NNSM. Ngozi’s story is just one of many that serve to inspire hope in young girls and women in Nigeria and across Africa.
Temi Aboderin Alao – Creative Director
Beatzfact – producer
Uchenna Okwudima – producer
Odis Production – Lighting and stage
Linda Ikeji TV – Production
Tokunbo Ajayi – Head of Production
Olumide Adekunle Head of IT
Larry Walker – Catwalk instructor
Bolu – Dance Instructor
Mr. Paul Allison – Production Crew