”I do not have to accept what life gives me without having a choice” – Nigerian Model, Kemi Amusan

”I do not have to accept what life gives me without having a choice” – Nigerian Model, Kemi Amusan

Mfonobong Akpan

There is this wise saying that it doesn’t matter where you’re coming from but what matters is where you’re headed. Some individuals would resort to giving up or taking whatever life hands to them, while others would regardless of their background, pave a better path for their future because they believe they can be better. Nigerian Model, Kemi Amusan is one of such.

Kemi Amusan comes from a humble background, but She is striving to make something out of her life. It may surprise you that she is a student of Accountancy at Yaba College of Technology and an Hair Stylist at the same time.

Kemi emphasizes in a recent interview that she is an hardworking woman aimed at carving a niche for herself. Kemi’s story is quite inspirational because she was not born with a silver spoon. She was one of those children who never got what she wanted or desired from her parents and that meant she had to be contented with the little option provided by her parents…Above all, Kemi never blamed her parents, rather, she felt the need and determination to be successful in life each time she saw some rich kids all dressed up in church on Sundays. She says she works hard so she can take care of my younger ones and be able to give my children whatever they want as a mother.

This beautiful dark-skinned model stands at 5.11. She defines a true model when you see her on the runway or striking some creative pose for the camera. This native of Abeokuta believes her background and environment serve as an inspiration to her and might have extended into her career as a professional model and that is why She also desires to change the way Models are treated if given the opportunity.

She has worked with the likes of Adebayo Jones(UK), Maki Oh, Weizdhurm Franklin, Bridget Awosika, Grey, Ejiro Amos Tafiri and Lisa Folawiyo at the Lagos Fashion Week amongst others, and with just a 3 year career, Kemi has proved her worth by emerging first runner up at the Best Model Nigeria 2014 and Pearl Look 2015 and a nominee at the West Africa Fashion Award.

She says every fresher must learn catwalk. learn how to pose by standing in front of a mirror before you can be confident in front of the camera lens because a Fashion Model for instance, has to be strong on the runway and in photography. She emphasizes that Models must create standards for themselves.

Kemi intends to open a beauty house that will feature a salon, make up studio, manicure, pedicure and all other things that can enhance the beauty of a woman.

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