A trailblazer in Nigerian modeling sets new standards as director

A trailblazer in Nigerian modeling sets new standards as director

The name Emmanuel Somto resonates powerfully in the world of modeling, both in Nigeria and beyond.

Emmanuel Somto, an international male model hailing from Nigeria, embarked on his modeling journey over a decade ago. Throughout his illustrious career, he has graced numerous local and international pageants, including Mister Global.

Reflecting on his journey, Somto reminisced about his initial triumph as Mister Teen Nigeria, a milestone that paved the way for groundbreaking achievements. “It’s been 11 years since I entered the pageant scene, competing tirelessly until I clinched the title of Mister Teen Nigeria,” he recounted. “My foray into international competitions marked a significant turning point, notably when I became the first Nigerian to win the title of Mister Model Africa.”

Subsequently, Somto’s path led him to Mister Global, where he made history once again as the first Nigerian to secure a place in the competition, earning accolades such as the Mister Popularity award.

Beyond his personal achievements, Somto has emerged as a guiding figure for aspiring models, serving as the director of Misters of Nigeria, a prestigious pageant that has propelled numerous talents onto the global stage.

Transitioning from contestant to mentor, Somto diversified his portfolio by establishing a thriving entertainment company, boasting licenses to esteemed male competitions worldwide. Notably, his recent appointment as a national director for Mister International signifies a remarkable milestone in his journey. “Looking back, I never envisioned transitioning from a pageant contestant to a national director for one of the world’s most renowned male pageants,” he reflected. “Now, I have the privilege of nurturing young talents and realizing their dreams on the global stage.”

In addition to his pageant endeavors, Somto’s modeling prowess has graced commercial billboards across various countries, cementing his status as a versatile and sought-after talent.

As he continues to chart new horizons, Somto remains steadfast in his commitment to fostering a positive and empowering modeling industry, particularly for young men across Africa.

Tapiwa Rubaya

Tapiwa Rubaya is the current affairs, fashion and sports reporter at My Afrika Magazine.

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