Saturday, 28 June 2014


Jimi Ogunlaja is a South African based Nigerian Model with over 10 years of experience as a commercial and runway model. In a recent chat with him, he bares his mind about what makes him unique...From a Virgin Atlantic campaign at Ikeja, Lagos in 2003, this fun loving and jovial Dancehall fan took off his career in modelling and has not retired since then, rather, he has gone ahead to impact aspiring models across the globe.

Jimi says his philosophy of life is Live, Love and Laugh..and all of these can be reflected in the way he carries himself around people, he also adds that it is important for models to be professionals, humble, original and confident everywhere they find themselves, especially at their job. This graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago iwoye, Ogun State experienced a boarding school at age 3 while in the Nursery class..I say the beginning of being independent which some parents might find awkward but we can see the outcome today for Jimi..
Jimi Ogunlaja runs Jimisterio Catwalk Academy and recently finished a course on Television Presentation and Vocal Training for Radio at the City Varsity, Cape Town, South Africa..there's always room for more he says despite the level of his fulfillment and has fond memories of meeting great creative and talented artistes and producers across the world...
Every career is worth it, a shoe cobbler, a tailor, a it...its all about making an impact in what you do..make the best of shoes, sew the best of dresses and Jimi walks boldly, edgy and confident in any outfit..