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A few months after being discovered by Few Models and being signed by IMG worldwide, Elizabeth Ayodele’s life has since changed into a roller coaster ride after kicking off her modelling career in Paris Fashion week and Milan Fashion week walking for brands such as Fendi, Yves saint Laurent, Miu Miu and being photographed by renowned photographer Mario Testino for Vogue India.
The 18-year-old international model and IMG worldwide signee has exclusively covered A Nasty Boy’s (anastyboy.com) second issue right after storied Nigerian Designer, Adebayo Oke Lawal.
Elizabeth was photographed by 19-year-old Asamaige Ogaga for the issue and styled by British/Nigerian stylist, Tokyo James.
A Nasty Boy is a radical and agenda setting publication founded by Richard Akuson that explores otherness in Fashion, people and culture.
Speaking on the choice of this issue’s cover star, Richard Akuson says:
“In recent years, there has been an unprecedented emergence of Nigerian Models in the international modelling industry with many of them gaining success. Elizabeth in a way, represents the best of this crop as a young model who has not just taken the industry by storm but has done so in spite of her 5.8 height. Besides her, only Kate Moss has gone this far with that height in the cut-throat industry.
“Elizabeth not only walked Miu Miu but also Fendi and opened the Yves Saint Laurent AW18 show in Paris – an honour reserved for super models – in her first season. It really doesn’t get better than that. She continues to book campaigns and gigs one after the other as she peddles her way into carving a name for herself. For this reason, we couldn’t have made a better choice of a Nigerian model to cover this issue than herself.”
See photos in the slides above.
Head on to www.anastyboy.com to read more on Elizabeth’s cover story and see the rest of the photos from her feature.
Publication: A Nasty Boy (@anastyboy_)
Cover star: Elizabeth Ayodele (_liztte)
Photographer: Asamaige Ogaga (@asamaiige)
Editing: Adesoji Favor (@_soj_)
Creative Director/Stylist: Tokyo James (@tokyojamess)
Design: Zamani Istifanus (xamanijnr)
Written by Eromosele Patrick Eidusi