As the 10th anniversary of the award winning male competition, MR IDEAL NIGERIA draws closer, we decided to check up on the all the winners of the highly coveted title since the competition started in 2010.
The Most anticipated male pageant owned by House of Twitch and powered by TN Media has produced some of the most promising talents in the industry. From fashion shows , to movie sets , and travelling the world , its been hard to keep up with these amazing talents.
Read on to see what they have been up to so far.
WALE BELLO (Supermodel) 2010
Wale won our hearts when he won the 1st edition of the Mr Ideal Nigeria. His first show was the Linda Ikeji Fashion show. He represented Nigeria at the WCOPA in Los Angeles winning the best model medal. The US based model has since gone on to walk at the New York Fashion week Mens , Lagos Fashion Week , Gt Fashion weekend and covered Ultimate Fitness magazine.
AYOTUNDE AJIBOYE (Entrepreneur) 2011
Ayotunde Lacream as he is popularly known won the 2nd edition of the pageant. The US based model started the tradition of Mr Ideal Nigeria winners starting their own businesses hence he went on to study at a business school in India for 3 months and returned to Nigeria to start his business , Whispers at Surulere.
ABAYOMI ALVIN (Actor) 2012
Abayomi not only won the 3rd edition of the pageant but also won the best Talent award at the event in 2012. He has walked some of the biggest runways including Music Meets Runway ,African fashion week Nigeria and being on some of the biggest commercial campaigns including Wema Bank , Diamond Bank and Glo Yarkata. However we know him majorly for being a screen god and has featured in some of the biggest movies and Series including Jennifer’s Diaries , Calabash , Isoken among others
DAYO IFEPARIOLA (Model) 2013
After winning the coveted title in 2013, Dayo was fully launched into the fashion world walking at some of the biggest shows including the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Abuja. During his reign , he embarked on a media tour to the US and Dubai to draw attention to his social entrepreneurship project of Fund the Kids program.
STANLEY IGWILO (Fitness Icon), 2014
Stanley became the first Easterner to win the Mr Ideal Nigeria title. He later on in the year went on to win the Mister West Africa Competition. He is the CEO of Next Fitness , a premium fitness outfit based in Abuja.
JOHN IWUEKE, (Chef/ Top Model), 2015
John representing Bayelsa state won the 6th edition of the pageant. He has walked some of the biggest runways including African Fashion Week Nigeria , Kampala Fashion week , Rwanda Fashion Week amongst others. He appeared in over 10 commercials including Airtel Nigeria , Vodafone Uganda etc. As Mr Ideal Nigeria he launched his perfume line JI for Chaka . He currently owns his own restaurant based in Kampala, Uganda.
PRINCE EHIRIM (Fitness Icon) 2016
The renowed actor and fitness icon won the pageant in 2017. He has appeared in several movies including the Calabash. He civered several magazines including Ultimate Fitness, La Mode Magazine, 9ineteen Magazine. As a Mr Ideal Nigeria he launched his fitness clothing ; Ehirim Apparrel .
STEVE ONYENEKE (Entrepreneur) 2017
Steve represented Nigeria at the Face of the world and placed 3rd amongst 35 countries. Steve is a successful model who became the face of 9 mobile , and also Scaa accessories. He walked on several fashion shows including African fashion week Nigeria. He also featured in Karo the movie alongside Actor Bryan Okwara. He covered several magazines including Twitch magazine and 9inteen Magazine.
CHUCKIE IHEBUZOR (Fitness icon), 2018
Chuckie became the 3rd Kwara rep to win the Mr Ideal Nigeria. He represented Nigeria at the Mister Africa International were he placed 3rd. He is currently the face of BYC , an international underwear company.
other notable talents Mr Ideal Nigeria has produced include Kenny Ike (winner, Mr Grand Sea International) , Adams Abasiano (Actor on M-Net’s Ajoche and M-Net’s hustle), Ben Touitou (Actor on Desperate House wives Africa ) , Emeka Darlington (Actor), Gbenga Lloyd ( Elite Model) , Fortune Davis (OAP in New York), Christian Prince (Producer), Mohammed Bikolo (Politician), Uduh Hilary (Best model Nigeria), Alex Gede (Fitprenuer), Kerry Gideon (Fitness Icon) amongst others