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    Fatima Kuje



      In the African modeling industry, not much is said about male models. In fact, it seems as if there are no male models in Africa because they are not as recognized or should I say “famous” as the female models. Female models are mostly spoken of or written about, unlike male models. Many of us can at the snap of a finger mention a number of female models in Africa, from Alex Wek to Ajuma Nasenyana to Mayowa Nicholas. however, it is otherwise for male models, just a few will have an idea.



      However, due to the imbalance on the pendulum, African male models are also making global waves in the modeling industry. Just to mention a few, we would look at five top African male models.



      Adonis Bosso (Ivory Coast)



      Adonis Bosso is an Ivorian-Canadian model born on 10 July 1990 in Ivory Coast and raised in Montreal Quebec. Luckily for him, his modeling talent was discovered in 2009 when he accompanied a female friend to a modeling agency where he was signed on the spot. Adonis has walked the runway for famous brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, Armani Exchange, Belstaff, Gap Inc., Levi’s, Tom Ford, Yeezy, Vivienne Westwood, Banana Republic, and Thom Browne. He currently ranks as a “Money Guy” on models.com and was formerly ranked on their “Top 50 Men” list. He has many contract deals with high-profile modeling agencies in the world including DNA Models, New York: MP Paris, London: Sight Management Studio and I LOVE MODELS Management, among others. The 28-year-old 6ft2 model is also a musician.



      Akintayo Ogunkoya (Nigeria)



      Nigerian-born UK-based model, Akintayo was born in 1990 before migrating to Europe. He is popularly known as Ty in the modeling industry. He made his first runway debut at age 18 for Dior Hommes, which was what brought him into the limelight. He has modeled for many brands including Benetton, Versace, Etro, Hermes, DKNY, Belstaff, Costume National, Philip Lim in New York, Armani, Levis, Fitch, and others. He was also featured in Vogue Hommes International. He is currently signed with London’s Premier Model Management.


      David Agbodji (Togo)


      David is from Togo although was born in Paris on May 8, 1987. He was based in Moscow for 10 years before he later moved to New York. David never saw modeling as a long-term career because he was not interested from the onset, he only saw it as a way to get money while in college. His breakthrough came in 2008 when he was signed with Re: Quest Management in New York and thereafter was signed with Success Models Paris, Elite Toronto, Click LA, I Love Models Milan, Next London, Unique, Copenhagen, and Sight Management Studio Barcelona. Moving on he has been featured in editorials for GQ magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar and also walked the runway for brands including Philipp Plein, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, and others. David was the first black male model to front Calvin Klein’s campaign.


      Victor Ndigwe (Nigeria)



      Victor is a 23-year-old model who won the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria in 2014. He also made history as the first Nigerian male model to appear at all the major fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. He is signed with major modeling agencies such as Soul Artist Management in New York, Elite Paris, Milan, London, Amsterdam, Spain, Copenhagen, Beth Model Management Africa, Lagos; EVER Models, Seoul, and MP Stockholm.


      Hamid Onifade (Benin Republic)



      Hamid Onifade is from Benin Republic and has been in the limelight since age 23. In 2018, Hamid was already the face of some of the biggest brands including Nordstrom, an American luxury department chain store headquartered in Seattle. He has worked with brands like Ralph Lauren, Philipp Plein, and Ports1961. He has also done campaigns for LEVI’S, Zara, JCrew, and H&M. he is currently signed with URBN Models in Milan, Next in London, Boss Models in Cape Town, Modelwerk in Hamburg, The Face in Paris, Elite in Toronto, and DNA Models in New York.


      African male models such as those named above rock globally are known in the world as exceptional male models from Africa. There are hundreds of African male models with the potential to light up the world. Male models in Africa are worth the attention too.

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