It’s hard being a model in Nigeria, the entire system seems stacked against you and eager to see you fail. This is why platforms have sprung up to give emerging models the inside scoop, the edge they need to sidestep the pitfalls of the industry and gain much needed work and respect.
The H.O.Z Model Club was an informal program that gave every model in attendance an edge into figuring out what the industry is about even before stepping into it. This event was courtesy of talent management agency and academy House of ZETA.
The debut meet of the H.O.Z model club went down on 27th of August at the Ethnic Heritage Centre and the attendees got to listen to guest speakers, Deola Aromiwura (Fitness Enthusiast), NkemOkorafor (Model), Deola Adebiyi (Founder of Omoge Mura) and AnnyRoberts (Photographer) share their much needed insight about all the different aspects of modelling and brand and what it takes to be considered a model. It was an interactive session.
The director of House of Zeta, Chidera Muoka, went on to give a training session session on modeling which involved a catwalk session, poise, attitude and photography session.
Following the success of the debut of the H.O.Z Model Club, the organizers have concluded plans to turn the event from a one off thing to a monthly event with plans to eventually expand to other kinds of creative endeavours.
Here are pictures from the do.