Nigerian model, Mayowa Nicholas, makes history as the first Nigerian to be featured in a Dolce & Gabbana campaign for their Fall/Winter 2016 campaign shoot in Napoli, Italy.
The Dolce & Gabbana campaign focuses on the Italian theme for its fall-winter 2016 campaign photographed on location in the Naples, Italy’s cobblestone streets.
Mayowa Nicholas featured alongside a cast of other gorgeous models. Bianca Balti, Leila Goldkuhl, Sasha Kichigina, and Cong He were the models for a series of energetic images, while Franco Pagetti was the photographer behind the shoot to capture the advertisements on the city street.
The campaign shots, which shows a vibrant portrait of Italy in a celebration of the brand’s Italian heritage, will appear on billboards and magazines across the world.
Since she won the Elite Model Look competition in September 2014 when she was just 16, Mayowa Nicholas has obviously been making a name for herself in the industry.
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Her debut to the international scene was her feature on Vogue Italia, after which she walked at the Paris Haute Couture 2015, Milan Fall Ready to wear 2015, Paris Fall ready to wear 2015, walking for notable designers such as Hermes, Balmain, to mention a few.
She got nominated by Vogue for best cat walk for Paris fashion week 2016 amongst other top models such as Kendall Jenner. Mayowa Nicholas is the first of 3 children from Lagos state, Nigeria. She was scouted on her way to the saloon by model scouts in 2013 but couldn’t make it to the casting.
In 2014, she attended the Elite Model Look 2014 casting and was shortlisted to top 10 female finalist after which she emerged winner EMLN 2014 female category.
She then proceeded to the world finals which held in Schenzen, China, where she also emerged Top 10 finalist. She automatically signed on to Elite Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Beth Model Management (mother agency) and a host of others.