NEXT BIG MODEL SEARCH Pageant organisers extend sale of forms

The organisers of the NEXT BIG MODEL SEARCH (Nigeria-Ghana Edition) officially extend the sale of forms for the most anticipated grassroots modeling pageant to Friday, November 23, 2012.

NBMS as it is fondly called among models, is produced by Mastermind Modeling Management (Nigeria) & Co-produced by Cliq Modeling Agency (Ghana), these companies are leading modeling outfits in Nigeria and Ghana.

What is NBMS?

Next Big Model Search has her goal set to provide a ready platform for aspiring models to get discovered and promoted. We also aim to educate and celebrate the amateurs and professionals respectively. The models will be scrutinized by professional models and Agency and they will have firsthand experience from past and



(Nigeria-Ghana Edition)
26TH AUGUST 2012

The most anticipated grassroots modeling competition – Next Big Model Search hits over 10 cities in Nigeria and Ghana for its maiden edition (Nigeria-Ghana edition). This edition (Season One) is created solely to provide a ready platform for aspiring models to get discovered and promoted.
NBMS (Nigeria-Ghana) is offering thousands of girls the opportunity to achieve their modeling dreams. Bearing in mind the core objectives of this contest, which are to search, groom and promote talented models, aspiring and amateurs alike, to promote international collaboration among African states with those in the creative class, especially those involved in modeling, fashion and cosmetics and to foster economic growth, create vocational awareness and also foster and encourage community participation which will encourage youth developments, and thereby cutting restiveness and idleness.

The auditions and castings will hold in Nigeria and Ghana in the month of November, in selected cities in Nigeria and Ghana, from Saturday 3rd November 2012 – Saturday 24th November 2012.

At the end of the castings, 140 contestants will be selected to participate in the national contest that will be held in Lagos and Accra (70 from Nigeria and 70 from Ghana) on Saturday 24th November. The national casting in Ghana and Nigeria will see the finalist emerge as they would be scrutinized by seasoned practicing professionals.
The finalist will be 14 females (7 each from Nigeria and Ghana) these models will go through days of grooming, trainings and core practices from practicing professionals. The grand finale holds on Saturday 8th December 2012.

Winners are not only selected based on their photogenic qualities, their personalities and their natural beauties but also on their potential to fit into the current fashion trends.

The Next Big Model Search Judges includes individuals in the fashion and modeling industry from America, South Africa, Rep. of Benin and Togo; these professionals will choose the most qualified contestants.
  • A brand new customized KIA PICANTO car
  • Full Six months cosmetics supply
  • BlackBerry
  • 2 year modeling contract
  • Winner will appear in top International magazine covers also
  • A spot will be given in fashion shows in Africa.
  • Appear in Nigeria fashion week and top International magazine covers also
  • Free shopping vouchers & Endorsements.
  • International Exposure
  • Hampers and Gift Bags
  • And so many more

(Nigeria-Ghana Edition)
26TH AUGUST 2012

This is to officially invite all - Magazines, Modeling Agencies, Models, Make-up Artist, Fashion Houses, Record Labels, Artists, Photographers, Corporate Organizations, fashion/entertainment Bloggers, etc.
Come meet with the NBMS Team One on One. Over 15 media houses will be present.
VENUE: National Theatre
Time: 3 pm
Date again is 26TH AUGUST 2012
For more details and participation,
call: 07065793969, 07080025737


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