Yet again, another dark skinned, Nigerian beauty has been discovered and catapulted into the realm of supermodel literally overnight, proving without a shadow of doubt that Nigerian girls – with our natural beauty and inherently royal and graceful aura – truly rock!
Yuroba girl Kemi Kayode is one of the latest Naija beauties to grace the covers of major fashion campaigns and runways, having debuted at none other than Maison Valentino!
Ms. Oluwakemi Kayode hails from Osun State and was spotted just last year in her homeland by agency FABULOUSDOTCOM models.
Almost overnight she was walking the runway for top designers worldwide.
Not bad for a girl whose goal was to be a humble nurse and treat sick people! (Let’s just hope that she remains humble within an industry that is anything but…!)
Let’s also just hope that this current trend of ‘finding’ fresh black models is not just a ‘race’ phase (when black models are only in vogue for a hot minute…) and that the rise in recruitment of black men and women into the modelling industry continues.
However, we shouldn’t just hope it will happen, but MAKE it happen!