Models Salary Structure in Nigeria

How much are models paid in Nigeria? You may wonder. This comes as no surprise as if you look around you, almost every young lady with the body or some young guys with amazing physiques, at least one or two that you know in your space is into modelling. Some are part-time models and some model full time, taking it serious and forging a successful career in it. Top supermodels in Nigeria who have made it big in the industry have inspired the upcoming ones and those who are focused enough in this chosen career path earn really attractive salaries. So how much do they pay models in Nigeria? If you want to know how much models earn in the country and more, this article is just for you.

Models Salary Structure in Nigeria

Modelling is an interesting job as it offers you the opportunity to meet new people and go different places as is the nature of it. Many young people are excited at the prospect of making it big in this career and give it their all from the get go. While not everyone will be successful on the job, those who eventually do, will tell you for sure how demanding the job really is, the challenges involved and the hard work they had to put in to get to the very top of their career while earning really attractive salaries and pay packages along the way.

HOW MUCH ARE MODELS PAID IN NIGERIA AS SALARY?

Because of how well the modelling industry has thrived in the country, it has seen most companies and  business enterprises employ the services of models in advertising of their products and services so as to get a wide reach of audience with the intent of generating demand and making huge profits. The models in turn getting attractive salaries for a job well done.

Modelling varies depending on the type one chooses to major in. These days, there are modelling agencies that recruit and pay models accordingly, depending on the type of job they require the model to do. These modelling agencies determine to a large extent what models are paid and salaries which models earn differ from one modelling agency to another. Top modelling agencies pay more than the lesser recognized ones. It should also be noted that full body models earn better than face models.

Below, we have broken down the salaries of models per event in Nigeria according to the aspect of modelling which they have chosen to major in. Be informed that monthly pay may change with time or as the company wishes but for the purpose of this article, the figures mentioned are estimates.

HOW MUCH RUNWAY MODELS EARN IN NIGERIA

Runway models in Nigeria are paid a salary in the range between ₦20,000 – ₦80,000 for a start. This take home pay is per event and models who receive this amount are those at the beginning of their careers, what you can call entry level salary.

Runway modelling is the most popular type of modelling in the country today and it comes as no surprise why people opt for this particular modelling line. It brings about exposure where models meet new people and go different places.

Runway modelling is very particular about people of a certain height, weight and body physique, so not everyone is qualified to do this job. Most designers generally use runway models to showcase their designs at fashion shows.

HOW MUCH COMMERCIAL MODELS EARN IN NIGERIA

Commercial modelling is one of the highest paying in the industry. It involves signing models on a contract as brand ambassadors to promote the goods and services of a company and paying them handsomely in return. In commercial modelling, body size doesn’t really matter, all that matters is the pulling power of the model and the power of their influence. Commercial models are paid between ₦100,000 – ₦5 million or more depending on the nature of the contract and the company they are signed to.

HOW MUCH FASHION MODELS EARN IN NIGERIA

Fashion models are paid between ₦20,000 – ₦150,000 or more. These are models that appear on the pages of magazines, on fashion blogs and websites, and other related platforms. Fashion models are required to have specific body and height just as runway models.

HOW MUCH GLAMOUR MODELS EARN IN NIGERIA 

This category of models are basically used as ushers at events. They are paid to look attractive and presentable to guests at an event as their primary function is to usher in top guests at some of the top events organized in the country.

Models who fall in this category are mostly young secondary school leavers and university undergraduates. Glamour models also pose for photographs and appear in magazines. They are paid between ₦5,000 – ₦60,000 per event and this depends on the recruiter and the nature of the event.

HOW MUCH FITNESS MODELS EARN IN NIGERIA

Fitness models are not your regular models. They are physically fit men and ladies hired to model products of some sports companies, whether sports wears, fitness/gym equipment or even energy drinks. They earn between ₦15,000 – ₦90,000 per shoot.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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  1. This is really educative

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