Lawrence Agi is redefining Modelling in Northern
FULL NAME: Lawrence Agi
State of origin: Benue State
Residence: Jos, Nigeria
Occupation: Model / fashion enthusiast
Lawrence Agi was Born in Bauchi state.
GROWING UP AS A KID, HOW WAS IT LIKE TO YOU?
It was hard growing up without a father. I could remember those days in school after closing hours, i would see parents coming to pick their children which some are my colleagues in the class and i’ll watch them (colleagues) running into the arms of their parents to feel their warm embrace. That really got to me and made me emotional alot.
But then I can confidently tell u am blessed with a wonderful woman as a mother (my supermom) who supported me in every way and awonderful family and am grateful to God.
WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND ?
I Had my primary and secondary education in Benue state at Holy child model nursery and primary school and St. Francis college Otukpo respectively which are both missionary schools with blessed teachers and sound educational status.
Then, i received my diploma certificate in mass communication at the federal polytechnic Bauchi before furthering my degree course in television production at the prestigious NTA television college Jos.
CHALLENGES SO FAR ?
First and foremost to show that what you are doing is genuine you must experience challenges and obstacles.And when you go true this stuff you bear in mind that there is no giving up because I believe that great storms produce great sailors.
Nevertheless, The journey so far as a model hasn’t been an easy one, Especially in the industry where there is alot of compromises and competition, people doing the impossible and negative to stay at the top or get to the top. Also, when you have to work hard, encourage yourself, believe in yourself first before anyone else, and being disciplined at all time, Meeting new people and dealing with different behaviors ,Traveling (job trip) and working on yourself everyday to meet the demands and standard of the industry so that at the end of the day you’re indispensable and always aprefered choice.
But believe me when I say it has been an interesting one altogether,inspite of the little little challenges one faces everyday. But believe me when I say God has been gracious and faithful to me always in my own case.
ARE YOU PRESENTLY SIGNED OR UNSIGNED ?
Well, am currently signed under House of Diagi which Merci Diagi is the CEO. And believe me when I say she is the most amazing boss to work with because shes got a heart of Gold
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MODELLING IN THE NORTH?
Modeling in the north is quite challenging especially when the culture of people in the north keep starring at you in the face.
Not withstanding, as professionals we think outside the box or come up with styles that suits the environment (North) the culture and believes of the northern people other places like the south, east and western part of the country don’t place too much attention on what you wear or showcase even when your whole body is not covered.
Am not preaching nude by the way and Am not saying they don’t have their own culture and norms, ofcourse they do but it’s not as pronounce as it is in the north. Because the northern people believe that an individual is supposed to be well covered,not showing any part of the body apart from the face (smile)
But not withstanding we are professionals and we know how to place things to suit the environment we find ourselves ofcourse there are alot of perspective to view this from but just decided to focus on the cultural beliefs in the north.
APART FROM MODELLING, WHAT DO YOU DO?
I was a presenter (0AP) with Bauchi state radio corporation for 3 years.
Am an artist, fine and applied art, am also a professional make-up artist ,a lover of God with great passion for his word /work , a stylist and I am the CEO of ellöŕënżö vintage collection.