Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams: 47yr Old Bukola Taiwo Is Africa’s Oldest Model

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There are many people around the world who for one reason or the other could not pursue their aspirations but Nigerian born Bukola Taiwo is not about to be a statistic.

In an interview with The Sun (a Nigerian publication) the forty seven (47) year old wife and mama of four  said..

”I modeled in New York, London, Milan and Paris in the late 80’s. I did not take it as a profession then. But when I came back to Nigeria , I saw that modelling is a serious business here. I have attended quite a number of shows since I’ve returned. I have been a judge at Nigeria’s next super model casting, Lagos fashion awards and I was the face of super runway cervical cancer campaign.”

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On her expectations…

”I cannot wear bikini on the run­way because I’m not a bikini model. Bikini models are the busty ones like Tyra Banks. I can take pictures in bi­kini if I want and if the pay is good. It depends on what the client wants. I have a good body so what is stop­ping me? I can wear short and minis, but the most important thing about a runway model are her legs and being able to walk on heels comfortably. I have good legs. I think I’m the oldest African model on the runway”


On how she stays in shape….

Modeling is my calling. I don’t make an extra ef­fort to keep in shape. But these days, I walk. I play music and dance, so that keeps me in shape. I don’t always drive but I don’t do the usual gym and jogging anymore. I eat right . I eat lit­tle of fruits and vegetables. I don’t eat beef; I try to eat more sea foods and poultry. I just watch what I eat and try to maintain my looks.



Check out this video of Bukola in 2013

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