The Black Opal Top 10 Finalists Have Been Shortlisted

The Black Opal Top 10 Finalists Have Been Shortlisted

Following the call to entry for the opportunity to star in the next Black Opal Nigeria Campaign shoot, we received an overwhelming number of applicants. Twenty beauties were selected to undergo a social media vote of which ten with the highest number of likes on the @blackopalnigeria Instagram page were chosen to attend the casting day at Ayo Van Elmar Fashion Cafe, Oriental Hotel. Victoria Island. Lagos.
At the end of the casting day, one winner will be selected to feature alongside two beauty muses in the new Black Opal campaign shoot. She will also experience an afternoon of transformation, photographed by Emmanuel Oyeleke and what’s more? She will be featured on the cover of the December edition of BeautyBox Magazine.

Our judges:

Emmanuel Oyeleke  – Renowned Beauty photographer and Creative Director at EOP studios.

Lillian Paul – Renowned Lagos based makeup artist, beauty consultant and Black Opal Ambassador.

Lola Maja – One of Nigeria’s top special effects (SFX) make up artists and renowned beauty expert.
Isio Dela-vega – Top model and interior designer.
Onah Nwachukwu  –A seasoned journalist in the fashion and lifestyle industry is the Group Editor-in-Chief of True Tales Publications, whose mainstay magazines include, BeautyBox, Complete Fashion and HINTS. She has also been the Editor of International celebrity and lifestyle magazine, HELLO Nigeria.


Who made it to the top 10?

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According to the brand, ”Beauty is happiness. Beauty is confidence. It is the images that inspire
the distinct attractiveness of our souls

Beauty they say “is in eyes of the beholder”, I would interpret this to
mean, people perceive beauty in ways it appeals to their pleasure or

For me, beauty is the first person I come in contact with, either by
looks, appearance or utterance. Beauty is what attracts me to a thing or
a person and holds me captive. Beauty is what makes me appreciative of

If you are beautiful it radiates all over.

I dare say, I am beautiful.

For me, beauty means:

Embracing your personality which includes who you are as a person, shape, aesthetics , form , skin color and allowing it to shine through on the outside by being confident in your body simply because people can’t see what’s on the inside.

Beauty to me is confidence. Accepting you are human first and have flawless but embracing them and shielding from negativity without pulling another human down.

Everyone has a different definition of the word ‘beauty’.But to me,beauty isn’t all about having an attractive outward appearance or having a pretty face . It’s a lot more than fact inner beauty is more valuable. True beauty is about discipline ,wisdom,peace, happiness with one’s self and the ability to make people very much comfortable around you.

I define beauty as a warm smile, a kind heart, a
forgiving spirit, and a selfless soul shining in a dark era.

I believe beauty has a whole lot more to it than just how you look. I
see beauty as being self confident, being comfortable in your own skin,
being happy. It’s how you portray yourself wherever you are. Having a
constant positive outlook in life; not just on your situation but on
others as well.
Genuine beauty to me has a lot to do with how you treat others, treating
others with care and love, supporting others. This is my definition of
beauty. Thank you

To me beauty is from the heart, I get attracted to people with good hearts.

I am imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. I am beautiful.

I would define beauty as happiness…it comes from within it’s not what you look like…beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.”

Black Opal Nigeria is proudly supported by: BeautyBox Magazine, Complete Fashion Magazine, Genevieve Magazine, Kamdora, Exquisite Magazine, LoveWeddingsNG, Aweni Organics, RnR Luxury, Beautifully nappy, Tori Ara, Youtopia Beauty, My Nubian roots, Roses and Thorns Fashion Company, Gbenga Artsmith, Mai Atafo, Ayo Van Elmar, Arcadia Mobile TV.
This campaign is brought to you by SoMe Solutions.


Please note: Winner outside Lagos must make themselves available to shoot in November and must not be currently be affiliated with any cosmetics brand.

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