FCA Model Bootcamp 2021

FCA Model Bootcamp 2021

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Fashion Connect Africa Model Empowerment BootCamp, an initiative of top Model &  Entrepreneur Victoria Michaels, hosted hundreds of Models at Alisa Hotel – North Ridge, to a  one-of-a-kind two-day experience for models from all over Africa ages 9 to 28, who are  interested in learning all there is to know about the fashion and modeling industry. Created to  inspire future fashion leaders, each camper gained insider insight into the many different career  paths within the ever-changing fashion space. There were Masterclasses on Introduction to  Modeling by resource persons, International Model scout, Deborah Joy Barnard and Andixwa  Manxiwa. The panel discussions were both impactful and inspiring. Models took a lot of notes  and asked relevant questions that would help prepare them for future opportunities. 

Leading women in the corporate space such as Adoma Peprah, Country Manager of Visa, Jessica Poku, Country Manager of Uber, Ayesha Bedwei Ibe, Tax Leader at PWC, Leslie Kasumba  Managing Director of SheSpeaksAfria and last but not least Modelpreneur Victoria Michaels  discussed “The African Model – Preparing for the future”. This session will help participants  grow into Modelpreneurs since at some point in the modeling journey, you need to do something  different. 

The creative panel made up of Fashion Industry enthusiasts like Makeup Artist, Sandra Don  Arthur – CEO, Alexandrina Makeup, Olive Krofah – CEO, Beauty Technician, Victoria  Michaels – Modelpreneur, Andixwa Manxiwa – Model Coach and International Model Scout,

Deborah Joy Barnard spoke to the Models on “Opportunities and Challenges of Modeling in  Africa”. Another insightful session.  

There were brainstorming breakout sessions, where models were made to prepare presentations  on what they had learnt so far. The various presentations were very encouraging and participants  paid rapt attention during the sessions. 

Hundreds of models were put to test during the scouting/model search segment of the event.  Prior to this session, they had been taught how to walk, pose, stand and generally make a good  first impression at a casting or audition. Some of them impressed the scout and could be given  the opportunity to go work abroad in a few months to come. 

All of us at Fashion Connect Africa is grateful for the support of our sponsors Melcom, Coca Cola, Green 8 Capital, New Africa Foundation, Goldcard, Belaqua Mineral Water and hope that  other corporates will see the need to support this impactful life Initiative when next we call. 

Source – Fashion Connect Africa 



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