Following a refreshing serve of cocktails to a sea of guests in stunning outfits and every hair do from punk to flowing weaves, natural fros to low cuts graced by chiseled faces, the most anticipated modeling competition in Nigeria took off at about 8:30pm (African time) at the expo hall, Eko Hotel and suites Lagos with a brilliant opening act by contemporary dancer Poalo Bassy gliding to a cover of Rihanna’s ‘stay’, the models striking distinctive poses in dresses from ‘poosh store’.
All settled in, the front rows packed with stylish guests, most sitting cross legged with an air of modern elegance, flashing the latest shoe trends like parallel patterned embellishments to a beautiful dress.
Even without the unexpected dessert as the past 2012 EMLN winner stumbled multiple times while taking her walk, the energy put in by each model as the competition took off, strutting fiercely in designer pieces such as Ella and Gabby, Andrea Iyamah, William Tempest, AD by Agbani Darego and Kinabuti plus the response from the crowd as their favorites took turns down the runway, it was agreeably an eventful night.
Wrapping it up with a bow, all the crowds’ favorites made it to top five, the 18 yr old Nneoma emerging as winner…
Taking a look back at her catwalk moments, she sure is one fierce model
A quick run through on designer staples
Ella and Gabby
With all that went down, there’s no way i’m missing next year’s!