The grand finale of the keenly contested Future Face Africa (FFA) model talent search competition was all glitz and glamour as Ana and Ken emerged winners.
Last Sunday, Ana Campos, an Angolan, and Nziza Ken, a Rwandan, emerged as winners in both the female and male categories of Africa’s largest model search competition, which was held at Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos.
The final event included 18 participants who were chosen after a rigorous selection process that included actual auditions in eight African nations as well as thousands of internet submissions from across the world.
Some of the 18 finalists were flown into Lagos for a photo session and runway competition – 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.
The competition not only provides a start in modeling, but it also prepares the victors for global modeling opportunities. Ecobank Nigeria is a key sponsor of the event.
Speaking at the event, Head Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ecobank Nigeria, Babajide Sipe, 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.
Sipe added that it aligns with Ecobank’s commitment to providing a veritable platform for actualizing the dreams of many young talents who will become global superstars 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 giving the young ones every opportunity to realize their potential.
Africa has the talent, the resources and the best people across the globe to succeed in any industry.
Future Face Africa is a platform to discover some of these talents and to again put Africa in the global fashion scene,” he said.
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.