Model of the Week: Kemi Kayode is the Nigerian nurse who debuted at Maison Valentino

Kemi was shot by Lucie Hugary, with styling by Sarah Chervet, and makeup by Rika Bitton. Thanks to Asia Bugajska at Marilyn.


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Name:
Oluwakemi Angela Kayode

Agency:
Marilyn Agency (Paris)
Marilyn Agency (New York)
FABULOUSDOTCOME Models (mother agency)

Age:
20

Height:
180cm (5’11”)

Instagram:
@kemi_theangel

Place of Origin:
Osun State, Nigeria

Ethnic Origin:
Yoruba

Birthsign:
Taurus

How discovered:
I was discovered by FABULOUSDOTCOM Models in Nigeria last year.

What was your first modeling job?
Walking for Spree fashion show in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it was a great experience.

Favorite things:
I love traveling to new places all over the world, meeting new people every day and creating new things.

What are you listening to at the moment?
I really love listening to Sacrifice by Elton John, I love his album. And if not him I will be listening to a Nina Simone album.

Favorite movie, tv show:
Madea by TylerPerry because he always cracks my ribs!

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
My favorite designer at all time is the legendary David Tlale in South Africa, I love walking his show. For now, I choose Lancome as my fragrance.

What were you doing before modeling?
I was practicing as a nurse in a hospital in Nigeria which is totally different from modeling.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I will continue to study nursing and be self-employed when I have my certificate because treating sick people is what I love doing.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Listening to music or reading novels.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
They are countless but the most talk in town right now is walking Maison Valentino in Paris on my first season, I never imagine it.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I love spending time with my family especially my kid brother, it’s always fun being with him.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
Victoria’s Secret show, I really dream for it.

Place you would love to visit:
For now, I will say wherever my work takes me to.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
With my skin. Every day I look at myself and I smile because it’s something I admire so much.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Every place I go all I hear and listen to is always ‘be who you are no matter the circumstances’. 

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