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The creative industry has grown significantly in recent times and more people are encouraged and take on freelance jobs using their talents or skills as a means to an end, with the traditional 9-5 job being a form of security backup. One of the thriving creative roles is ‘Modelling’ and the industry around the world is really large, a group of creatives in Nigeria have come together to address and create awareness of the model experience and to effect positive change through a creative medium.

Models Talk is a digital media company that creates content for aspiring and professional models aimed at celebrating African models and industry stakeholders; they are currently running a campaign on the significance of models in the fashion industry tagged “Marginalized and Uncredited.”

The Models Talk team have noticed and want to challenge the “issues that have been raised concerning how models are treated and what needs to be changed in the industry they unhappily belong to. The industry breaks their pride so much, it’s become a shameful profession; a profession they’re not proud to tell people about. When industry insiders only see you as a tool, nobody on the outside would see you any differently.

Article written by Taiwo Disu (Models Talk)

Models: Olasunkanmi Abyomi @meetsunkanmi | Amaka Oguike @divamaka | Mide Ikuomola @mide.ikouomola | Larry Hector @larryhector_ 
Photographer: Adebayo Jolaoso @adebayophotographer

Make-up artist: Shola peters @chollyzsignature
Hairstylist: Isong Riches @Hairbyriches

Stylist: Fayosola Aina @fayo_ths 
Models wearing Justicon @_justicon
Studio @hspimages