performances from the artiste, designs showcased on the runway, tall
robot break dancing and of course, the models competing for the ultimate
prize at Eko hotel on the 6th of September.
This all together gave the night some class and rich entertainment.
If you still don’t have an idea of how it all went down, worry not, Ogheneworo Akara has captured some of the very best moments to fill you in!
Enjoy the Narration below:
I have tried to capture this event creatively unlike any other
photographer would have in the same hall. I have tried to present it
refreshingly so you can enjoy the story of what I saw; not as a
fashionista but as a normal person who is watching the story of 20 young
models strive for fame and glory.
The event started quietly with some of the top Nigerian Photographers seated around me.
As our judges Declan Eytan,Vogue Italia Representative, Bola Balogun, CEO Glam Networks, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Fashion Photographer, Lola Maja, CEO Sacred Beauty, Agbani Darego, 1st Black African Miss World 2001 and Taofeek Okoya, Fashion
Entrepreneur, sat down to begin the arduous task of choosing who will
be the Elite Model Look of 2014 for the male and female category.
The evening opened properly with a performance from Ruby Gyan who thrilled everyone with her beautiful voice.
As our hosts for the night opened up the event with their welcomes, we knew we where in for something awesome tonight.
The beautiful Agbani Darego
The Models came out at last, wearing, wait for it, garbage bin bags and yet looking resplendent in them.
They thrilled the crowd to a choreographed set of steps that had the crowd enraptured
As they all presented themselves for screening by all, Bolu instantly was a hit with the crowd with his well sculpted body.
Trafic came up for the next performance to waken the audience a little more
and finally it was time to get on with it……..Kelechi Amadi-Obi’s wrist watch ticked out the time.
The models came out for the first passing and their confident stares were intimidating.
I liked Sanusi Lagos designs. Very Casual and Sporty.
Praiz was the next act on the stage to perform and I swear his voice is made for double praise.
The models came out for the second passage
and as all eyes focused on them, I focused on one of the judges Lola Maja as she hid behind her camera.
as the ladies discussed the models and their passage.
and some more took selfies
the moment for swim wears……Our host went ahead to proclaim after this
particular passage the event was over for him and he would be on his way
but then he was the host……The hostess ( inset to the top right ) was very much around to stare at the bodies of this guys.
the whispers of wow and phew were audible in the audience but that became a thunderous applause and screams from the female folk
Bolu stepped onto the runway….Jeez!! Even I am jealous of the body this
guy has…….Please wait…..I am off to the gym. I will continue when I
The 300 Spartans….O! Sorry I meant The 10 Nigerians
When Agbani Darego’s line AD came up on the run way, there was a class her designs had that was refreshing.
Sisiano’s designs was also one that caught my eye. I will not mind having some of these made for myself. Sisiano, lets talk.
This guy to the left needed a spear and shield for this outfit to be complete…….so Zulu.
and yet again when Bolu came on stage the audience took to him immediately.
Polo Avenue, provided the pieces for the luxury passage.
lots of walking and clapping and shouting it was time for some singing
and this “mad” girl was called up to crack our ribs with her perfomance.
Chidinma is just a beautiful entertainer.
She had this guy up in an instant and broke his waist before long with her energetic moves.
but met her match in these two next stage invaders
She met her match so much she took off her shoes and fled for her ……life? or honour? Which Chidinma?
it was time for the Moet and Chandon Style awards to give them best
dressed male and female in the audience a big bottle of Moet and Chandon
to drown themselves in….:)
a great thing was all the guys were wearing themselves……what ever that
mean….lol………….Who are you wearing? I am wearing myself they all replied.
Ene Maya Lawani and Genevieve won the best dressed females.
The next passage was with the models wearing Mimi Lee, London.
Taryor Gabriels Bespoke had these beautiful suits for the male models
Just before the evening came to an end past winners of Elite Model Look 2014 strutted their stuff on the runway
the female models came for their last passage in their Iconic Invanity
clothes before they were screened to the top five.
The top five elite model look 2014 female models
Yemi Alade’s energetic performance ushered in the male models but unfortunately non of them was the Johnny she was looking for.
In their Okunoren Twins suave outfits, these guys looked male on the outside.
Agbani Darego and the legendary Kelechi Amadi-Obi came out to read out the names of the top 5 male models
As their names were read out, the females were practically ogling them
We have our top 5.
Elohor Aisien and Mr. Sunil Sawhney, MD Seven Bottling Company came out to read the winners from the top two.
Ndigwe Victor and Bolu were the top two male models and everyone was screaming for the one that was the crowd favourite.
with shouts of Bolu Bolu renting the air, Victor Ndigwe lived up to his
name when he was declared the Victor! The reaction in that instant was
amazing amongst all the contestants. In that instant only Bolu was
super cool like he had a clue?
but his reaction afterwards was fatherly, that hug.
From the stern face of the young lad we had seen strutting the runway all evening as if he was made of rock, the tears flowed.
and when Mayowa was called the winner, wow, the reaction.
and she fainted on Bolu’s hands out of sheer giddiness.
Mayowa, Mr Sunil and Victor all smiles
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