An Interview With Queen ONYINYE OGUGUA, MOBIGUN AFRICA.
1. Can we Meet you?
My name is Ogugua Eucharia Onyinye. I'm from Anambra state currently a student of the University of Portharcourt studying Biochemistry. I am also a model, a beauty queen and a beautician. I am from a family of eight including my mum and dad and my hobbies are travelling, learning different things like food and culture, I also like listening and dancing to good music.
2. What is your definition of an ideal queen?
An ideal Queen is a lady who sees beyond the crown on her head and beyond the sash resting on her shoulder. She is a good role model; that is she influences not just her environment and her community but ensures that there is positive change in her society and country. An ideal Queen uses her office for greater good, she is every young girl voice, every woman's voice and also the voice of her nation
3. Describe your personality.
Well, briefly I would say I am a very smart and beautiful young lady with a smile that heals as most people would say. I believe in God and my ability to change the world someday since I am passionate about world peace. I also have great courage, charisma and I am an easy going person but I don't let people walk all over me with their words and action.
4. How can you describe a model?
A model is a person that participate in public performance (modelling) either in catwalk or posing before the camera for commercial purpose with the aim of exhibiting or advertising and promoting different products. A model also serves as a visual aid for people that creates work of arts.
5. There is a saying that Models are Prostitutes. What is your view about this?
I think that statement is so lame. We need to get rid of myopic thoughts and eradicate them from our thinking because it is like saying bankers and marketers are prostitute. I believe we are all humans and humans are bound to make mistakes, just because a few girls misused their opportunity as models or disguised themselves to do dirty things doesn't mean we should generalize or label models. Modelling is a job, a career. Yes you may have the looks but you still have to work, study and learn more in order to be a professional and anyone who takes up the career because he or she wants to be a billionaire or prostitute should try another job and stop spoiling the reputation of models.
6. Do you think models are an essential key to business growth? Why?
Yes,I think that models are essential keys to the growth of business and the reason is because models are human mannequin, models are marketers, they spice up your business. They are subliminally the face of your brand. If you use professional models a lot of people will tend to identify with your brand. models are also brand ambassador and with the help of social media, modelling business have levelled up to another dimension where top brands use models that have fan base on social media platforms to advertise their products.
7.What advice do you have for your fellow Models out there?
Be yourself as you continue striving for greatness, never feel inferior because you feel it is taking you forever to scale through and be open to new ideas( keep learning to improve yourself).
8. Who is your role model in the modeling industry? Why?
My role model in the modelling industry is Naomi Campbell and the reason why I chose her is because she is not just beautiful but also talented. I like her charisma and confidence especially when she is strutting the runway. Naomi also involves herself with several charitable courses like the Nelson Mandela children's fund, breakthrough breast cancer in 2004 as well as opening a breakthrough breast cancer research unit in 2009.She is also a strong willed person and she is determinate.
9.What part of the Igbo culture do you find so interesting?
The part of the Igbo culture I find very interesting is our language although it is hard to learn as people may say but still testify how interesting it sounds. I also like our music because it is exceptional but the highlife and traditional music is widely popular in West Africa as a whole
10. How have you been able to keep up with Modeling and your academic life?
God has been faithful in helping me with that, also I try to make a time table for myself which helps me to avoid any clash between my academic work and my career.
11. Do you think youths of today should focus on skill acquisition? Why?
Yes I think that youths of today should focus on skill acquisition and the reason is because these days the labour market seem to be congested for fresh graduates making it difficult for them to get white colour jobs. I believe that when a youth acquires a skill, it helps him or her to be independent, support his or her family and have an opportunity to be relevant to the society by impacting knowledge of skills to others who are interested in learning
12.What motivates you?
Success motivates me. When I see my role models advancing on the ladder of success I strive to be better and be more successful.
13.Your crowns, awards and achievements as a model.
First runner up in the Dare to dream kinabuten competition 2015, Winner of Queen of Nigeria world 2016, Mobigun African 2016, Face of Anambra rice 2016, Miss Ekiti Mbgn 2017.