MMA teams up with Camara Studios to mentor aspiring models
As part of it’s support to Nigerian youth, Mara Models Agency (MMA) recently teamed up with Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko’s Camara Studios to host a free workshop for aspiring models in Lagos.
Held at the Camara Studios, Lagos, the event, which served as an official launch and open house, gave those in attendance a bird’s eye view of making it in the cutthroat industry of modelling. Launched in January 2017, the MMA team features a dynamic team drawn from the world of photography and advertising with decades of experience.
Speaking at the event, George Udeze, who gave a background introduction of Mara Models Agency, explained that unlike other modelling agencies, MMA stabds out because it had the state-of-the-art facilities and skilled manpower to groom and prepare their models for an international career. He also spoke about the close affiliation of the agency to established photographers as a major advantage as their models would be able to gain experience leading to regular jobs.
Also speaking at the event, Ms. Obaye Ekenimoh from Aramide Falade & Co. shared legal tips and pitfalls to avoid when signing a modelling contract. The interactive session allowed for the models present to have their questions answered by both Mr. Eze on signing up to MMA and Ms. Ekenimoh on legal rights.
Grace, a catwalk specialist, also worked with participants on their modeling, particularly the runway walks and poses. This was complemented with another hands-on session led by ace photographer, Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko, who showed the models how to work the camera paying attention to facial expressions and body movements.
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