It was all glitz and glamour as winners emerged at the grand finale of the keenly contested Future Face Africa (FFA) model talent search competition which took place at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Tours, Lagos at the weekend. Ana Campos, a Rwandan and Nziza Ken, an Angolan emerged winners in both female and male category respectively at Africa’s largest model search competition. The final event had 18 contestants who qualified after a rigorous selection process involving physical castings in eight African countries, as well as thousands of digital applications from all over the world. The 18 finalists were flown into Lagos for a photo shot – turning their modelling aspirations into a reality.
The two winners won the title of “Africa’s next future face” and received a two-year international modelling contract with a top international modelling agency, as well as $5,000 cash prize. In addition to providing a career start in modelling, the competition also prepares the winners for global competition. The event is majorly sponsored by Ecobank Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, Managing Director/Regional Executives, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, said the bank’s decision to sponsor the event is in line with its Pan African vision of developing potentials and talents on the continent, adding that it aligns Ecobank’s commitment to providing a veritable platform for actualizing the dreams of many young talents who will become global super stars in the fashion and beauty industry.
“We are proud to be sponsors of this event. You know that Ecobank is committed to Africa and focused on promoting Africa. Giving the young ones every opportunity to realize their potential. Because we have the talent, the resource and the best climate, fastest growing opportunity in business across the globe. Tonight is a night of fun. Let’s enjoy ourselves and enjoy the talents we have in Africa. Let’s enjoy making Africa a fun place.”
Future Face Africa, no doubt Africa’s largest model search competition is headed by Elizabeth Isiorho, a pioneer in the African modelling industry and the founder of Beth Model Management Africa, Africa’s largest modelling agency, and the organisation behind Future Face Africa.