The different African ethnicities, which include Nigerians, Kenyans, and the Yoruba are mainly all represented in the Kenyan models industry. Although Kenya is not technically an African country, the majority of the women who are called ‘Kenyans’ in the industry are actually Nigerian or Kenyan. There are many models that are born in either Nigeria or Kenya, but these days there are a good number of them that are from other countries.
There is no one country that has the most number of African models but according to statistics, Kenya is in second place. The majority of models in the industry are from Nigeria or Kenya.
The local cuisines of Kenya make the models really happy. It is amazing to watch the models who love to eat the local delicacies. This makes them more attractive and brings in the rest of the culture. The natives are very proud of their food and everything is cooked and prepared with so much care.
Some of the Kenyan models have also been seen wearing T-shirts. They choose to wear a shirt that matches the country’s national colours and they can be spotted in malls or anywhere around the country. These are actually western T-shirts that have their logos printed on them. Many African men and women especially in the urban regions prefer to dress up in a casual manner and wear the T-shirts that are customised with their names or those of the city where they live.
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Business men, farmers, local professionals, doctors, housewives, waitresses, teachers, etc. have been spotted in the industry. They are all very conscious about what goes on in the fashion industry and they know that their image is very important and they want to keep a close eye on the way they dress.
As part of their uniform, the models are required to wear a wig, depending on the standards set by the model agencies. The wig is worn for two or three days. After this period, the model drops it off and then dons a new one. The wig goes to stay in a certain storage room and for that reason, it is also referred to as the ‘storage closet’.
The best thing about models from Kenya is that they come from all social classes and they work at different places such as hotels, restaurants, airports, clubs, and the like. They are all able to leave a lasting impression on the consumers because of the quality of their work. All the models look well-groomed and tidy, which is why they are such a hit with clients.
Because of the high quality of the models’ work, they are put to use in various venues including cinema halls, hotels, malls, and offices, and the like. They serve as window dressings, and are a major selling point in the advertisement of the hotel or venue where they work. Even within the local fabrics, they are able to find different cuts and designs to suit different kinds of clients.