Nigerian super model, Gideon Tella has lamented lack of industry for models in Nigeria.
The incumbent Mr Nigerian Institute of Journalism, NIJ, in a recently held interview said modeling in Nigeria is not taken serious as it is in other countries.
Gideon said, “Modeling is not really seen as a profession in Nigeria. The rate at which models are making exploit in countries like United States of America, United Kingdom, amongst others can’t be compared to Nigeria.”
The young talented model, who happens to be a music enthusiast, further stressed that in Nigeria actors and music stars are playing the role of models in the country.
Gideon said, “In this country, musicians and movie stars are doing ones doing our job as models. If a company wants to do an advert, they often choose to go after a musician or an actor, which is not in any way an advantage to us as models. There is no industry for us talkless of structure.” Gideon added.
In a quest to ensure positive change in the modeling industry, Gideon has decided to contest for Mr Nigerian King 2017.
“Emerging a winner of one of the most reckoned with pageantry in the country, will give me the platform to correct the ills and help restore societal values for my fellow models in Nigeria.” Gideon said.