A modeling agency is an agency set up to represent models in the fashion industry. The top modeling agencies work in collaboration with fashion designers as well as advertising agencies and try to invest in their models by training, getting test shoots, printing complimentary card and also getting layout portfolios for their models.
10 Top Modeling Agencies in Nigeria
1. SILVERBIRD GROUP
Silverbird group is an entertainment company founded in 1980 by Mr Ben Murray-Bruce. The group has a lot of multi-media companies including television, radio, cinemas and real estate. In the aspect of modeling, apart from promoting models, they also organize their own pageants which include Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MGBN), Mother Daughter Pageant and Mr Nigeria. Their 2001 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria winner was able to represent Nigeria in the Miss World Pageant and up to today holds the record of the only black African to ever win Miss World which she won in 2001.
While the main website for the silverbird group is www.silverbirdgroup.com, The individual pageant websites are www.mbgn.silverbirdgroup.com for Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and www.silverbirdmrnigeria.com for the Mr Nigeria Pageant. Models could visit this sites to get information on how to register and other information.
2. IDENTICAL MEDIA
Identical media is more of an ICT company that is also involved in Public Relations Promotions and Music Promotions. Their services include Graphics, Web, Multimedia, Print and Brands. Their online public relations include digital media and public relations services to models, talents, entertainments, fashion, music, events, movies, artists and celebrities.
Their website is www.identicalmedia.net. They are located at No 13, Eric Moore Close, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria and their phone numbers are 08060332224 or 08140078455
3. PILLARS & PRIDE OF AFRICA MODEL AND TALENT MANAGEMENT
Pillars & Pride of Africa is an agency that is into development of models and talented individuals. They contribute to the success of their models through constant evaluation and training. They have many years of experience in modeling, promotions, fashion works and marketing.
Their website is www.prideofafrika.com. Their address is at Baico Plaza (7th Floor), 12 Abibu-oki street, Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos and they can be reached on 01-6571196, 07084955556 or 0809UrPride.
4. EXQUISITE MODELS INTERNATIONAL
Exquisite Models International is a leading female modeling agency in Africa with many years of experience in commercial print, television commercials, international runways and fashion prints. They provide a platform for aspiring models to promote themselves, develop and market their talents.
Their website is www.exquisitemodels.co.uk and they are located at Suite 1, Sada Cruz Hotel and Suites, 4th Avenue, 400 Road, FESTAC Town, Lagos. They can also be reached on 08032371712.
5. FASHION INSTINCT MODELING AGENCY
Fashion Instinct Modeling Agency is a professional modeling agency that trains and manages models as well as ushering, runway modeling commercial modeling and actors/talents management.
Their website is www.thefashioninstinct.com and they are located at 2nd floor, 34/36 Ikkorodu road, beside diamond bank, Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos. Their phone numbers are 01-8247617 and 08029314720.
6. Y-RAY MODELS
Y-ray models have had years of experience in fashion and modeling in Nigeria. They train and manage models and provide modeling services for billboards, calendar, brand promotion, fashion shows, TV presentation, bridal train, musical video appearance and TV commercials. They also have an initiative World Class Super Models Search which helps international to promote their models.
Their website is www.yraymodels.com and they are located at Opp. All Souls Church, Kayode Animashaun Street, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria. Their phone number is 08096606654. Their world class super models search website is www.worldclasssupermodels.com.
7. LOOKS AND MORE
Looks and More are an African based modeling and media support agency that offers services to clients as well as models and takes care of their photography, make-up artistry and booking needs. They are located at 6th floor (Transworld wing), investment house, 21/25 Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos.
Their website is www.looksandmore.com.
8. PFLAMEZ ENTERTAINMENT
Pflamez Entertainment are a modeling event packaging and pageant organizing agency. They are the organizers of MISS VIP NIGERIA, a yearly pageant show which the winner wins N500,000 and an official car.
Their website is www.pflamezonline.blogspot.com while the website for their MISS VIP NIGERIA is www.missvipnigeria.org. They can be reached on 08091102632 and 09050665667.
9. BRENDANCE AND CRUSADER LIMITED
Brendance and Crusader Limited is a model management agency in Nigeria. They are the organizers of Nigeria’s International SuperModel (NISM) Pageant. They are located on No 20, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos. They can be reached on 07084546231, 08033460308 or 08191997939.
Their website to register for their NISM pageant is www.nismpageant.com
10. ELITE MODEL LOOK
Elite Model Look is a modeling agency and organizes a yearly Elite Model Look beauty Pageant.
Their website is www.elitemodellook.com.