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8 African Models To Watch Out For in 2018 

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2017 has indeed been a great year for African models. Grace Bol, Henrieth Paul and more walked the Victoria’s secret fashion show; Aamito landed the cover of Allure magazine and many more great things happened. We’re waiting for what 2018 has to offer. Which models are going to rule international runways? Who is going to land major campaigns and probably become the next big thing in fashion?

After consultation with model agents across the continent, we’ve selected 8 African models whose faces you’re set to see quite a lot in 2018.

Daberechi Ukoha-kalu

Mother Agency: Few Models Nigeria

Cape Town: Boss Models

This Nigerian beauty recently won a modeling contest hosted by Few Models, her mother agency. Her winninng package included a grand prize of an IMG contract. This fresh face is currently in Cape Town on development with her placement agency Boss Models.


Ayobami Okekunle

Mother Agency: Few Models Nigeria

International: IMG Worldwide

Ayobami was only just recently scouted by Few Models. She’s set to make her official debut in 2018 during fashion week and is certainly going to make a great impression thanks to her strong features (cheek bones and insanely long legs). She’s definitely one to watch.


Chinwendu Eyisi

Mother Agency: Zahara Management

Cape Town: Boss Models

Paris & Milan: MP Management

New York: Red Models

This Nigerian medical student managed by Zahara management was recently featured on as one of the new faces to watch. She has since gotten signed to MP Managament and Red Models after this appearance on the famous website. Chinwendu shows no signs of stopping, so we better watch out for her.


Aliet Sarah


Mother Agency: Joram Model Management

Cape Town: Fusion Models

New York: Red Model Management

This South Sudanese model based in Uganda is one of the faces from the region to watch in 2018. After getting scouted through a model search done by Joram Model Management, the teen star has caught the attention of renowned model scouts in the region, and if it wasn’t for school, she would have made her international debut a lot earlier. 2018 is set to be a great year for her.


Ololade Ibrahim


Mother Agency: Raw Models Nigeria

Milan: Urban Milano

London: Select Models

Paris: Cover Management

After only a year in the business, Raw Models Nigeria already has a jewel to send to runways in Europe with Ololade’s first placement with Urban Milano. This has seen her making her debut at Milan Fashion Week walking for a number of renowned Italian brands. It has also led to her securing placements in Paris and London with respected agencies. This only shows she can bring to the table.



Mother Agency: Raw Model Management

Milan: Crew Management

Paris: Cover Model Management

She’s one of those of one in a million girls that possess every model scout’s favourite feature, the teeth gap. Chizoba from Raw started her development process in London with Milk Models. She’s set to make her international debut in 2018.


Bola Edun

Mother Agency: Few Models

Paris: Marilyn Agency

London: Select Model Management

New York: Elite Models

Few Models has clearly mastered the art of scouting in Nigeria, their recent rising star has to be Bola who is currently in London working with top brands such as Top Shop. 2018 is indeed going to be her year.


 Anyon Susan

Mother Agency: Crystal Models Uganda

Cape Town: Models

When this beauty from South Sudan but based in Uganda left for South Africa to start a career with Models, not much was expected since everything was done low key. She has however managed to attract the attention of huge brands there landing spreads for True Love, Elle and more. She’s set for big things, and very unstoppable.


What are your thoughts on this list? Sound off in the message box below.


  1. Xaviera

    December 26, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I just see some beautiful African women. I wish them the best in there careers.
    One day over guys will see my face on this page. God bless

  2. Lisa

    January 18, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Wel am so exited and so happy and proud of these African young ladies out there .alots of live goes to my sisters Sara and suzana iam so proud of them.depply I wish. All these gal to make it out there big.

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