The search for fresh modelling talent begins this month as TV channel M-Net and mobile phone company Nokia start holding open castings for aspiring models in Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kigali, Lagos, Luanda, Lusaka, Nairobi and Windhoek.
A revised competition format now means that any female citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa who meets the entry requirements can participate simply by attending a casting in one of the specified cities. The winner will walk away with an international modelling career, courtesy of Storm Model Management.
According to Carl Fischer, Director of M-Net Local Productions, "M-Net's long-standing commitment to this project ... is born from an enduring desire to provide a stage for African youth, African talent and African imagination. It's an ambition we have had for many years and a tradition that we are proud to continue."
Nokia's Sales Director, Mika Niemi, said the company decided to continue its involvement with the project after the success of the last search. "Nokia has long been committed to African development and African style. To see both these remarkable ideals come together on an African catwalk earlier this year was living, vibrant proof of an African future."
The 2006 Nokia Face of Africa search will be filmed and M-Net will broadcast a series of special shows in July 2006 before the final in August. Kaone Kario, the winner in 2005, is enjoying a successful career.
Details of the casting sessions will be available from February next year.
I'm very interested in modelling and I'm turned down because I'm too short. Why doesn't modelling cater for short people like me? At least a Miss SA(short)or something. I'm 20 and about 1.58m tall and it hurts everytime I'm turned down because of my height. Posted on 14 Dec 2005 10:31
Please Furnish me with the correct dates, venues and times of the auditions at Gauteng i've got a stunning sister with a beautiful waist and height who is interested in entering this competition. My numbers are 083 537 6201 / 011 484 4747 or you can email me. Posted on 2 Feb 2006 12:28
HEY MY NAME IS ANNE AND AM VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN JOING THE FACE OF AFRICA MODELLING.AM TALL AND SLENDER AND CHOCOLATE IN COLOUR .I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE SHOWS OF THE FACE OF AFRICA AND THEY ARE INTERESTING.
PLEASE GIVE DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN THE DAY AND THE AUDITIONS AM FROM NAIROBI,KENYA.
MA EMAIL.firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS AND GOB BLESS YOU ALL. Posted on 21 Feb 2006 08:45
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