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Main Types of Modelling in Nigeria

10 most lucrative types of modeling jobs
main types of modelling in Nigeria

Main types of modelling in Nigeria

This post highlights the main types of modelling in Nigeria. Modelling is a popular profession all over the world. People and business entities often need models for various purposes. Although, when many people hear the word ‘modelling’, what immediately comes to mind is an image of a beautiful lady on the runway or on the cover page of a magazine. However, this is not necessarily or always the case. There are various types of modelling jobs, and one could even make a decent income without ever stepping on the runway or appearing on the front page of a magazine.

Below are the main types of modelling in Nigeria:

1. Fashion modelling

fashion modelling in Nigeria
Fashion models

Fashion modelling is one of the most popular types of modelling in Nigeria. We all wear clothes, and the clothing industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. Advertising is one of the ways that clothing stores showcase their stock, and to do this, they need models. This is where fashion modelling comes in.

Fashion models usually wear sample clothes offered for sale by clothing stores. A photographer takes shots of the model in the clothes, and the pictures are usually published. The publication could be on websites, in magazines, or other platforms through which the clothes are showcased. Small and big clothing stores often use the services of models for fashion modelling.

Clothes, bags, watches, shoes, etc, are some of the gears that fashion models usually wear in fashion modelling.

2. Runway modelling

catwalk modelling

Runway modelling is one of the most lucrative and popular modelling jobs. Runway modelling is quite similar to fashion modelling, but the clients often differ slightly. The main clients for runway modelling are usually fashion designers, whereas clients for fashion modelling could be both fashion designers and clothing stores. The runway, also known as a catwalk, is a raised platform upon which models walk while exhibiting fashion (clothes and accessories).

2.1. Difference between fashion designers and clothing stores

Fashion designersClothing Stores
Fashion designers make clothes and accessoriesClothing stores usually buy and resell clothes and accessories made by fashion designers. The purchase could be directly from the fashion designers and sometimes from a larger clothing store.

It is also worth noting that some fashion designers could have their own stores where they sell clothes that they make. It is also possible for fashion designers to make clothes and accessories without the need for a store. In either case, fashion designers still often need models to exhibit their designs on the runway.

3. Bikini, swimsuit, and lingerie modelling

Fashion designers and clothing stores usually need bikinis, swimsuits, and lingerie models. It may be tempting to include this type of modelling under fashion modelling, but it deserves its own category. This is because some models might be interested in fashion modelling but object to their bodies being exposed to some extent.

4. Fitness modelling

Many businesses in the fitness industry need models. Popular among such businesses include those that make or sell products for physical fitness and gyms. So if you are into bodybuilding or athletics, fitness modelling might be a type of modelling to consider.

5. Glamour modelling

Glamour models usually pose in lingeries, attires or other accessories for sexy photography shoots. Clients often seek female models with sex appeal for this type of modelling.

6. Commercial modelling

Commercial modelling is one of the most common types of modelling in Nigeria. Advertisements are one of the major ways of informing people about events, products, services, etc. When a human character is needed for an advertisement, models are required. Commercial modelling opportunities are usually open to people of all sizes, genders, and races.

7. Body part modelling

Main Types of Modelling in Nigeria

Body part modelling often focuses on a particular part of the body. For instance, it could be the hand, face, leg, nose, etc, that would be photographed for the purpose.

Anyone could be required for this type of modelling regardless of size or physique. The only thing that matters is the requirement of the client.

8. Promotional modelling

Businesses usually use promotional models to interact with potential customers and disseminate information about the brands or businesses. You have probably seen promotional models at places such as stores, malls, sports events, conferences, etc. For instance, a model with a very smooth face might be used in marketing makeup at a store. Eloquence and good looks are usual traits of promotional models. This is because promotional modelling usually requires acquaintance with people.

9. Fit modelling

A fit model is usually needed by fashion designers to try on clothes and other fashion designs to see what the clothes or accessories would actually look like when worn. Fit modelling differs a bit from fashion modelling. This is because fit modelling usually takes place behind the scenes, in other words, during the design process. Fashion models, on the other hand, help in showcasing the finished designs in magazines, on websites, on the runway, etc.

Before starting a modelling career in Nigeria, modelling aspirants usually want to know how much money do models make in Nigeria. That question will be addressed below. Not only will you get an idea of how much money one can make from a modelling career in Nigeria, but you will also learn how to maximize your earnings potential as a model in Nigeria.

10. How much money do models earn in Nigeria?

Modelling is one of those careers where one has to be at the very top to become super-rich. To elaborate, look at football, for instance. There are many football players, but one might have to be in one of the top leagues to make a six-figure earning.

To get a realistic figure of how much money models earn in Nigeria, we spoke with Adaora Gabriella Ikpeama, a professional model in Nigeria. Adaora started part-time modelling in SS1 and has been modelling for close to 7 years. She was also a contestant in the recent most beautiful girl in Nigeria (MBGN) contest.

Adaora Gabriella Ikpeama - Nigerian model
Adaora Gabriella Ikpeama – Nigerian Model
Adaora Gabriella Ikpeama - Nigerian model

According to Adaora, an average model earns around fifty thousand Naira depending on the job. She said, “modelling is not lucrative in Nigeria”, and “to succeed, you need strong connections”. This buttresses the point made earlier that you have to be at the very top to become rich with modelling. In other words, one needs to be a supermodel.

Modelling requires various skills, some of which are charisma and networking. Both are somehow intertwined because networking often requires charisma. Fashion modelling and commercial modelling are some of the most popular modelling types in Nigeria.

These modelling types are very competitive nowadays due to the popular use of social media platforms. Many roles which used to be mostly reserved for professional commercial models are now also being taken by social media influencers who also model technically.

11. How to maximize your earnings potential as a model in Nigeria

11.1 You can increase your earnings potential by becoming a freelance model

Back in the day, models usually relied heavily on modelling agencies for work and being a freelance model was quite difficult. But nowadays, the emergence of social media platforms on the internet has made freelance modelling a lot easier, so you do not have to rely on agencies alone. You could create a modelling portfolio by uploading soft media to a freelance modelling profile online.

11.2 Let your online profile show exactly what you do

Networking in the 21st century requires that you have an online profile. However, don’t just create an online profile and stop there; you must ensure that your profile reaches the right audience. There are several posts on Scrollforth about networking that you might find useful, and you can find them here.

Create a profile that you can share easily with potential clients. Ensure that your freelance profile tells what you do and that it is visible in search engines.

Likewise, when you create profiles on the internet, try to ensure that your profile shows relevant information in SERPs. Doing so could significantly increase your networking reach. Unfortunately, you might not always have control over how a platform optimizes your profile for SERPs, but you can try to use the appropriate networking platform and include sufficient information about the types of modelling that you do.

11.3 Types of media to include in your online modelling portfolio

Your online modelling portfolio should contain images as well as vlogs. With vlogs, you can demonstrate that you are articulate and show off your knowledge on relevant topics. Beauty + brain = more potential earnings in a modelling career.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! If you liked it, please share it with others in your network.

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7 Fashionable Ways to Wear Mom Jeans

You can wear mom jeans with blazer
Fashionable ways to wear moms jeans
7 Fashionable ways to wear mom jeans

Mom jeans are back in style. It’s one of the latest trends that fashion bloggers, celebrities and stylists can’t seem to do without. Of course, they are cute and easy to rock if you know how best to wear them. So, why wouldn’t anyone love to jump on this 90s trend and bring them back to life in the most stylish way ever? I bet if you knew how to style them, you’d wear them every day as well.

Mom jeans are versatile, which is why every lady should have a pair of mom jeans in her closet. You can wear them to the market, work, date night, casual date, etc. once paired with the right accessories. Little wonder it is quickly becoming a timeless piece.

So, if you are unsure how to rock this little piece of gorgeousness called mom jeans, I’m about to show you 7 fashionable ways to wear mom jeans. And oh! Let me warn you ahead of time. Once you start wearing mom jeans, you won’t want those skinny jeans anymore. So, here we go.

Below are 7 fashionable ways to wear mom jeans:

1. Pair mom jeans with an oversized blazer

You can wear moms jeans with blazer

For a business casual look, consider pairing your mom jeans with an oversized or a structured blazer. You can either wear a T-shirt underneath or a bralette. Combine with a cute pair of court shoes or boots for a more sophisticated look. You can wear this to work, a lunch date or any other casual event.

2. Style mom jeans with a white T-shirt and sneakers

You can wear moms jeans with a t-shirt

For a more comfortable look, pair your mom jeans with a white T-shirt and a pair of white sneakers. You could either tuck your T-shirt in or not. Finish up the look with oversized sunglasses and a cute cross-bag. This style is so versatile that you could wear it almost everywhere. It’d fast become your uniform.

3. Pair mom jeans with a turtleneck bodycon blouse

Pair mom jeans with a turtleneck bodycon blouse

For a super chic look, style your mom jeans with a lovely turtleneck bodycon blouse; whether long-sleeves or short-sleeves. For a more sophisticated look, tuck the turtleneck in your mom jeans. Pair it with a cute mule for comfort or stilettos for added glam. You can rock this look with oversized sunglasses for a classy feel.

4. Wear mom jeans with crop tops

Style mom jeans with crop tops

Crops tops can be tricky when they aren’t paired with the right type of buttons. So, to rock this look fashionably, consider getting high-waisted mom jeans that sit perfectly on your hip. That way, you won’t be tugging at your crop top or pulling your jeans every minute. You can wear your mom jeans with either a loose crop top or fitted crop top. A pair of sneakers or any cute slippers will look great.

5. Rock mom jeans with a button-down shirt

Rock mom jeans with a button-down shirt

For a work style denim fit, consider wearing your mom jeans with a button-down shirt. You can tuck one side of the shirt into the jeans while leaving the other out for a more stylish look. You could also consider knotting both ends of the shirt together for a crop shirt feel. Pair with loafers, boots, kicks or mules for a comfy look.

6. Wear your mom jeans with a cute bodysuit

Get a nice pair of high waisted mom jeans and combine with a cute bodysuit for a fashionable girl look. You can accessorize with a cute belt and a matching pair of shoes.

7. Double your denim

The more denim, the merrier.

Consider styling your mom jeans with a denim jacket for a sophisticated look that can be worn to almost every event or place.

Top 6 Fashion Trends in 2021: Ladies Fashion

6 Fashion trends in 2021

What is the new year without some fashion trends to help bring out the fashionista in us? I will share with you Top 6 fashion trends in 2021 for ladies.

Top 6 fashion trends in 2021
Top 6 Fashion Trends in 2021

You all know what they say about fashion, right? It helps you find your expression. Be you! Express your art and take over the spotlight with your impeccable sense of fashion style.

While the idea of fashion trends might seem like a trap or a box to some people, it really doesn’t have to.

You see, the concept of being fashionable, stylish and expressing yourself is to bring out the best in you. So, you don’t want to look like a piece of work that lost its way home from centuries ago. You also don’t want to look like you were mistakenly thrown to the earth in 2021 by a time machine when you should have been taken to 1800.

So, yes, you want to set your own fashion standards. You want to be expressive and original with your fashion style. You also want to evolve with the fashion world around you. Hence, the need to know the latest fashion trends.

Let’s get to it already: 6 fashion trends in 2021.

1. Wide leg denim

Wide leg jeans

Good news bootcut lovers! This season, we are going to be wearing a lot of wide-leg denim. We can’t wait to rock them with some of our favourite t-shirts, jackets, boyfriend shirts, bodysuits, crop tops and bralettes.

Wide-leg pieces of denim are suitable for both daytime and night look. So, get your heels, slides, purses, oversized sunglasses and a few pieces of jewellery ready to rock this fashion trend.

2. Oversized shoulder-pad jackets

Oversized shoulder pad jacket is a fashion trend in 2021

The oversized shoulder-pad jackets are an 80s inspired fashion trend that has a way of elongating your legs while cinching your waist.

You can pair your oversized jacket with a straight-leg trouser or pencil jean for a modern chic style.

3. Maxi dresses

Maxi dresses have been in vogue for a while now, and they still aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The interesting part, however, is that these joyful dresses are taking a new trend- colours.

For instance, try a red maxi dress for a romantic dinner with your spouse. Try a white one for a day out at the beach or a boat cruise. Try some pretty nice pastel colours for a glamorous cocktail, etc.

A maxi dress is one of those dresses that you fall back to on those days where you can’t come up with the perfect outfit for your occasion. However, make your fashion game top-notch by wearing a maxi dress with a bold colour.

4. Crisscross details

Crisscross details is a fashion trend in 2021

Nothing screams sexy as much as crisscross details.

You can add your crisscross to your maxi dresses, skirts, blouses, bralettes, etc. They add some form of a feminine feel to your outfits and make you feel like the sexiest woman alive. Who doesn’t want that kind of feeling?

5. Bralette


Who would have thought that bralette will still be a part of the fashion trends in 2021? Well, that’s the point. Fashion should be fun and surprising. You can’t afford to be predictable all the time. Apparently, bralette gets that message, and are taking centre stage in our wardrobe this year.

Think of any piece of clothing or any outfit idea in the world, and you can pair a bralette with it. It could be suits, wide-leg denim, baggy trousers, pencil jeans, wrap skirt, maxi dresses, etc. A matching pair of bralette will take your look from 0 to 10. That deserves an applaud, right?

6. Boyfriend shirts

Boyfriend shirts are one of the most classic pieces of clothing anyone should have in their wardrobe. They are versatile. You can wear them alone or pair with your favourite trousers. Perhaps, get some nice pair of boots or sneakers for a more stylish look.

You might also be interested in 5 broke girl secrets to dressing like a rich girl.

How to Take Care of Your Hair

How to take care of your hair

Knowing how to take care of your hair is important. Follow these tips.

African hair is generally classified as kinky and curled hair. However, Africans have varying hair types thus it is necessary to understand your hair type. In that way you’d understand what hair product and hair maintenance vogue is harmful or healthy for your hair. Using the Andre Walker’s hair writing system which is the best and most descriptive hair writing system, you could determine your hair type and know how to take care of it . The hair writing system ranges from straight to kinky hair type. Since African hair is of a kinky nature, it falls below hair varieties 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, and 4c.

How to Take Care of Your Hair

Here are some hair maintenance routines according to your hair type

Caring for type three hair (Curly Hair):

• This hair type is outlined and bouncy.

• It is soft and tender so it does not require much moisture

• Use hair gels and creams with light-weight moisture.

• Do not use comb on hair once it’s dry. It reduces the hair abundant quicker.

• Use cloth pillow or hair cap to sleep to reduce tangling of hair curls

Caring for type four hair (Kinky Hair):

• This hair type is incredibly fragile and tightly curled thus try and avoid hair care once dry.

• To detangle hair, use conditioner or natural Shea butter treatment (I would elaborate on this later during this article) and comb.

• You’ll be able to reduce tangling by covering your hair with cloth hair cap. This also helps to retain moisture.

• Hair tends to shrink 60% of the actual hair length.

Key tips for your hair

Causes of Poor Hair Growth

1) Poor Hair Care 
2) Overprocessing and heat styling your hair
3) Bad hair combing routine
4) Dry hair and scalp
5) Lack of effective hair treatments
6) Chemical treatments

How to make natural Shea butter hair treatment Cream

• Shea butter (make certain it’s pale colored Shea butter)

• Coconut Oil

• Olive oil

• Castor oil

• Hot water


Put the Shea butter in a bowl or container and put the container in a bowl of hot water to melt it.
Once it is in a creamy state, remove from heat and add the coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil in small quantities. 
Apply liberally, massaging it into your hair twice or thrice per week. 
This mixture is natural and can also be used as a conditioner due to its hair softening quality. It moisturizes and heals the hair.

Bad hair care routines

• Combing hair once it’s dry with no moisture.

• Combing from the root of the hair to the tip.

Good hair care routines

• After washing hair, condition it (either with leave-in conditioner or traditional conditioner), while the hair is still damp, moisturize it and comb.

• Divide your hair into sections, in each, begin from the tips to comb, going towards the roots gently whereas ensuring it fully detangled.

You might also be interested in how to get rid of common skin problems.

5 Broke Girl Secrets to Dressing Like a Rich Girl

5 Broke Girl Secrets to Dressing Like a Rich Girl

Guess what? I’m going to share with you 5 broke girl secrets to dressing like a rich girl without breaking the bank.

Ladies, let’s be real; we all want to be described as rich, classy or elegant. You know, the best part is we want people to see us as effortlessly stylish. We don’t want to look like we are trying too hard to look good because that’s what broke girls do. Rich girls are effortlessly stylish. They don’t have to try hard to look good, they have the necessary resources required to get every and any kind of sophisticated look that they want.

So, let’s talk about broke girls. How on earth are we supposed to compete with a person who has the money to get any piece of clothing, accessories, cosmetics and even stylists that they want? That’s quite a challenge.

However, every broke girl can dress to look rich, stylish and highly fashionable without breaking the bank if only they knew the right fashion tricks to apply.

1. Get a healthy-looking skin or face

Get a healthy-looking skin or face

Truth be told, whether for the sake of looking rich or not, paying attention to one’s skin is paramount. I mean, your skin isn’t just meant to make you beautiful, but also serve as a protective layer to shield your internal organs. So, you need to pay attention to your skin.

Guess what? You don’t need to have a lot of money to take good care of your skin. All you need to do is exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize.

While you might not be able to afford some of the best skincare products in your city, you can consider using some of the best skincare products that nature has to offer. For instance, lemon, when mixed with sugar can serve as a good exfoliant. Drink a lot of water to hydrate, and get a pretty good moisturizer from a trusted cosmetic outlet around you, or just go for petroleum jelly.

2. Prioritize neatness

5 Broke Girl Secrets to Dressing Like a Rich Girl

I’ll tell you something, style isn’t all about wearing some of the most expensive or trendy outfits, it’s about how you wear them, which is why you need to pay attention to how organized and neat you are.

For instance, start by making your hairdo neat, whether it is your natural hair or not. Check your nails, do they look like the new home for dirt? How about your clothes? Are they properly dry cleaned? Oh! Let’s talk about your makeup, what’s it like? Looking all over the place or calm?

You see, it’s easy to overlook some of these details and focus only on the price of the clothes, but guess what? It won’t matter if you wore the most expensive clothes and still look dirty. You’ve got to prioritize neatness.

3. Invest in good shoes

Invest in good shoes

Your shoes go a long way in determining what people think about you. Think about the time you saw a finely dressed young man or lady and then you noticed their shoes. From that moment, you could tell instantly that they were broke. Although you felt bad for being a little judgemental, the truth is, a person’s shoes speak louder than their clothes. So, get your shoes game to a higher level; you don’t need too many, you only need good shoes.

4. Don’t underestimate the role of accessories

Don't underestimate the role of accessories

Your jewellery, handbag, sunglasses, scarf, wristwatch, etc. are a few items you can use to class up your style.

Here’s a challenge for you. Take a picture of yourself wearing a dress without any accessories, and then take another with a few of your favourite accessories. Which do you think you’d prefer?

5. Wear your confidence up your sleeves

Finally, ladies, nothing completes a fashionable look as much as your confidence. Whether you are dressed up or down, wear your confidence up your sleeves, and finish the look with your beautiful smile. That’s how to be a rich girl.