“You have to believe in yourself if not, others won’t” Gift Ogon
Fast rising Nigerian model ,Gift Ogon in an exclusive interview session with Ekeibidun revealed the secret behind her successful modeling career .
EITV: Can you please tell me about yourself ?
GIFT: i am Gift Ogon, from Ogoja in cross River State.I am a student of University of Nigeria (UNSUKKA) and am a model .
EITV: When did you start your modeling career ?
GIFT: Well i started modeling professionally about two years ago.
EITV: Wow thats lovely can you please share with me the challenges you have faced so far ?
GIFT: Oh… there is no profession without a challenge , but my major challenge is going for casting and getting there , only to find out the officials are yet to arrive. Also i think doing the casting in an unfavorable condition is also my major challenge. ]
EITV: What do you mean by “Unfavorable condition” ?
GIFT: Like staying and standing under the sun all day .
EITV: Who would you say was the first to believe in your dream ?
GIFT: Will say myself first. You have to believe in yourself before others start to but if you don’t how will others believe in you?.
EITV: Let’s take you down the memory lane . Can you remember your first job ?
GIFT: Yeah the first job I did was for a beauty studio and I wasn’t paid but my transportation and feeding was taken care of.
Second was also for a beauty studio but it was a wedding shoot and I wasn’t paid also.
EITV: What are your goals as a model?
GIFT: I think my major goal as a model is to be get exposure and recognition .
EITV: So Gift, where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?.
GIFT: Above next rated.
EITV: I want you to describe yourself in 3 words.
GIFT: Well i am explicit, humble and honest.
EITV: If you have the opportunity to change anything in the model and fashion industry what would that be ?
GIFT: The casting is usually very stressful .
EITV: With your bunch of experiences, can you tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of?
GIFT: First time I walked on the runway. Was just wonderful.
EITV: who is your role model ?
GIFT: Queen Onyemachi.
EITV: Wow! what about her ?
GIFT: I chose her ‘cos she’s good on the runway.
EITV: What do you have to tell your fans ?
GIFT: Just keep it real and don’t give up.
EITV What advice do you have for aspiring models who wants to be like you ?
GIFT: Keep on chasing.
You can catch up with your ext big star “Gift Ogon on her Instagram page @MG.
Gift is open to Brand Endorsements .
I hope you had a real swell time , cos i did .
GIFT: yes sure I did.
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