Fashion | 14 June 2020 14:00 CET

Inspiring story of Somto emmanuel, Nigeria most sought-after model

By Nollywood Gists

Emmanuel Somto is easily one of the most promising male models and pageant king in Nigeria. He is one practitioner who is gradually earning the reputation of being the model with notable flicks. Still in his 20’s, somto has took part in a number of mouthwatering modelling jobs and has also worked with agencies beyond Nigeria.

In January, 2020 Somto was signed under Apple management, a modelling agency based in Thailand as the only African model. This represents a great achievement for the Nigerian model having initially won Mister model Africa, a continental title in Mister model International pageant.

Somto has had a share of hard time as a model having initially gone for various pageants where he never placed before winning his first major crown in 2016 at Mister Teen Nigeria.

Sharing his experience as a young model in Imo he said: " Modelling in Nigeria is quite demanding. Focus is one element that has sustained my passion for this industry. There have been lots of hard times especially during my formative years. I was rejected by so many agencies, went for various pageant including Glo ultimate model, Mr Tourism Nigeria where I never placed in any of the categories.

At a point, depression started taking shape but God is faithful. All these put me in a better shape and made me strive harder. Am grateful for the opportunities and few success so far, am hopeful a whole lot is yet to come".

His success in the industry have earned him notable recognitions and his cabinet are not short of awards.

2018 NOW AWARDS prize for humanitarian of the year, outstanding teenage personality of the year 2016 at the nigeria heritage icons award, Male model of year winner at the nigeria inspire award 2018, Winner Pageant king of the year at Nigeria achievers awards 2018 are few amongst the numerous awards bagged by somto.

The sky is no doubt the starting point for somto.

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