Koforowola Martins, The Fast Rising Nigerian Face Model To Know

Barely 21 years old, Koforowola Martins is one of the fast rising face models in Nigeria right now. She’s the new fashion heartthrob whom makeup artists, cosmetic companies, skin care routine magazines and many more are obsessing over. She has graced the cover of many top ads and she’s also a winner of several modelling awards.We take a look at her journey, her aspirations and the Nigerian face modeling industry.

Born in Lagos State, Western Nigeria, she started her face modelling career at a very young age. Only 5 years old at the time, she graced the front cover of one of the most reputable schools in Nigeria(Caleb International School).

 

However, the young progidy was made to stop the face modelling at the time for fear of distraction and focus on her education. But as we know that a star can’t be hidden and must always shine, she continued her rise at the age of 15.

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Her career simply took off: from fashion editorials in magazines to becoming the face of top beauty brands and bagging many awards in the country. She is currently studying Mass Communication in the University of Lagos.

In a recent interview by Wow Mag, the fast rising model had this to say about her career.

What do you love about your job?
I love everything about modelling. I love being photographed, to connect with people’s ideas and to make it come to life. Modelling is also a way of expressing myself in different angles and lights, to express something inside me that you can’t physically see, but when i’m walking the runway or posing for a photograph you just see it.

When designers choose me for a lookbook, it means a lot because they trust me, see something inside of me to that can interpret their brand and story and I really appreciate that opportunity.

What do you think of the African fashion scene in Nigeria?
The African fashion scene in Nigeria is taken seriously now. Everyone is trying to create something that will appeal not just to Africans but to the world in general. Back in the days, African designers only used prints. Today, they are no longer fall only into the stereotype of Dutch wax prints. Now it’s going beyond that and it’s deeper and deeper because they are very creative and taking inspiration from their heritage.

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What could you advise girls who would love to model?
My advice to anyone is to be patient in life. If you have no patience, you’ll never get to the right direction. Then, vision is key because without the vision, you have no destination.

 

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Koforowola Martins is definitely one for the future and one to watch out for.

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