Nigeria's Top Model

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Nigeria's Top Model
Promotional Photograph of the Cast of
Nigeria's Next Top Model
Created by Tyra Banks
Starring Agbani Darego
Country of origin Nigeria
Running time 42 minutes (60 with commercials)
Original network Hi TV
Original release April 27, 2007
External links

Nigeria’s Top Model was a television event in Nigeria. Originally the show was planned to be a multi-episode reality competition such as the original format of America's Next Top Model. However, after an unsuccessful attempt to gain the rights for the franchise it was modeled as a competition that only lasted one evening. It took place on April 27, 2007. The event was held in London with prizes such as a contract with acclaimed agency Select Models and immediate booking for shows in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and others. Girls between 18 and 28 and who were at least 5'8 were allowed to compete.[1]
In a pageant-style contest with fourteen chosen girls competing in order to win the title of Nigeria's Top Model. In the first round the girls were narrowed down to six and with a second round resulting in the top 3 placements where Olabimitan Adeyinka took home victory. Given the big success the show enjoyed a second "Cycle" was planned but further plans did not surpass that stage.


Two Top Models presented the show, they were:

  • Adoara Oleh
  • Oreke

The judges were

  • Jan Malan (Chief Judge - director of Umzingeli Productions)
  • Adebayo Jones (Haute Couture Fashion Designer)
  • Shevelle Rhule (Pride Magazine)
  • Sarah Leon (Select Models)
  • Charles Thomson
  • Matthew Mensah
  • Sesan Awonoiki
  • Stefan Lindemann (editor Grazia Magazine)
  • Aneka Johnson (Founder Miss Black Britain).

Cycle Summary[edit]

Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants International Destination(s)
1 April 27, 2007 Olabimitan Adeyinka Peace Blessing Oyibo Lola Omotosho, Olaide Aremu, Adaora Ilobi, Sarah Erhabor, Antoniette Adesina, Folake Abosede Ayobolu, Dabota Lawson, Annette Onaolapo, Tolu Faleti, Ivie Omoregie, Asari Mabel Usang, Ugochi Chiladzo Ogodo, Ivie Okhions 15 United Kingdom


(ages stated at time of contest)

Name Age Height Hometown Ranking
Olabimitan Adeyinka 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Lagos State Winner
Peace Blessing Oyibo 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Imo State Runner-up
Ivie Okhions 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Edo State 3rd
Ugochi Chiladzo Ogodo 19 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Ebonyi State 4th
Asari Mabel Usang 24 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Cross Rivers State 5th
Ivie Omoregie 22 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Edo State 6th
Tolu Faleti 25 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Kaduna State 7th
Annette Onaolapo 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Kwara State 8th
Dabota Lawson 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Rivers State 9th
Folake Abosede Ayobolu 20 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Osun State 10th
Antoniette Adesina 23 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Ogun State 11th
Sarah Erhabor 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Federal Capital Territory 12th
Adaora Ilobi 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Anambra State 13th
Olaide Aremu 21 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Oyo State 14th
Lola Omotosho 22 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Ekiti State 15th


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