African models have been successful on the American and European fashion scene for years. From Somalia's Iman to Ethiopia's Liya Kebede, Ugandan-born Kiara Kabukuru, Alek Wek of the Sudan, and Nigeria's own, Oluchi, African models have helped to define and re-define black beauty for the last several decades.
So seeing a spin-off of Tyra Banks' popular America's Next Top Model head to the motherland is not only fitting but just plain dope.
" The overriding aim is to nurture, encourage, develop, fashion, mentor young ladies into that which they were born to be – superb flag bearers and ambassadors of the great ‘Heart of Africa’ Nigeria!"
We're not sure what stage of production this series is in, or if it will even make it to air, but we'll be watching to see what happens.
For more info about Nigeria's Next Top Model visit: http://www.nigerianexttopmodel.com
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