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The Rise and Rise of Osas Ighodaro

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We are excited to present to you a new edition of Wow Magazine featuring screen goddess, Osas Ighodaro, as our cover girl. Shot by the talented Tobi of TCD Photography, the cover was styled by our guest stylist, Bubu Ogisi, with makeup by Agatha of BM Pro and hair by Ola Hair.

Barely two years ago, Osas Ighodaro stepped into the Nigerian entertainment scene to play Adanna on Africa’s foremost soap ‘Tinsel,’ and she has been darling of the critics and public ever since. Her rise to fame has been fast and well deserved. In 2013, Ms Ighodaro was the host of the Maltina Dance All reality TV show. This year, she was co-host of the AMVCAs where she delivered a premium performance. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Osas Ighodaro graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and dual minor degrees in Entrepreneurship and Theatre. She also holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from the Actor’s Studio Drama School at Pace University. In 2010, Osas was crowned queen in the Miss Black USA beauty pageant. Not just a pretty face, Osas got her acting career kicking and has quite a number of productions under her belt. She has appeared in theatre productions that include, The Colored Museum, Revenge of the King, and the “Audelco Award” winning Off-Broadway play Platanos and Collard Greens. Osas’s film and television credits include, Cadillac Records, 2011 Sundance Film Festival selected Restless City, The Tested, and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. Osas ranked amongst the Top 3 National finalists in the American Black Film Festival/NBC Universal Star Project monologue competition.

Also is in this edition is an exclusive feature on Jessica Minh Anh. Beyond the wildest imagination, fashion models led by global sensation Jessica Minh Anh catwalked on a cloud at the extreme height of 4,000 feet above the Colorado River on 1 November 2013. The magnificent combination of the Grand Canyon backdrop, the completely transparent Skywalk, and exquisite collections from 3 continents made J Autumn Fashion Show not only the highest but also the most ideal catwalk on earth. This is not the first time Jessica Minh Anh turned one of the most outstanding venues in the world into a phenomenal catwalk. The young director of J Model Management has continuously redefined modern fashion show standards at the incredible speed of 3 shows per year in different continents. Her recent achievements include the first ever catwalk on London’s Tower Bridge and PETRONAS Twin Towers’ Skybridge in Kuala Lumpur, the 90 metre floating catwalk on the Seine River in Paris, and the world’s first sundeck catwalk on Costa Atlantica in Dubai. There is definitely no sign of her slowing down. 

With other exciting features and interviews on Baltasar Gonzalez Peniel of M.A.C, Ayo van Elmar, Henrisoul, Arieta Mujay and MTN Fashion Designer of the Year, Rodney Emeka, this issue is packed with beautiful fashion shot by Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Ade Okelarin “Asiko”, Akinlolu Osinbajo, Jide Alakija, Kola Oshalusi, Seye Isikalu and Christina Ebenezer.

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