The Fashion Connect Africa (FCA) Model Bootcamp, first of its kind in Africa for Models and Creatives alike was officially outdoored and launched at Alisa Hotel, Accra on Thursday September 30, 2021.
The initiative spearheaded by Ghanaian top model and entrepreneur, Victoria Michaels is slated for the 22nd & 23rd Of October, 2021 and the goal of the event is to create an inspiring environment for models across Africa, in order to provide them with skills and global career best practices.
In her presentation, Victoria Michaels indicated that, “it is increasingly obvious that we don’t have enough events/platforms for models to gainfully monetize their craft on a consistent basis. Over the years, there has been a continuous migration of models to other climes to seek greener pastures and we at FCA believe that these talents can be nurtured, empowered and deployed with both the right mind and skill set for generating multiple streams of income.”
She stated that she faced similar challenges a few years ago before leaving Ghana to pursue her modeling career in abroad. It is her experience and the lessons she learnt from her sojourn overseas and being part of such programs that has inspired her to create this platform to change the narrative for younger and upcoming models.
The two-day boothcamp will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Accra starting October 22, 2021 with masterclasses on 360 grooming, talent management, placement and agency, pre-audition, photoshoot, casting preparations, creating Z-cards and portfolios.
Amateur models will also be taken through orientation on social diversities, cultural shocks as well as gaining additional skills to explore global modelling opportunities to generate different streams of income.
FCA is an International Organization which is known for supporting & giving creatives in the Fashion Industry the global exposure they need to better their craft through training, capacity building and an annual Fashion Week to display their talents and give them the right global exposure.
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