Nigeria’s Runway Whizkid, Jare Ijalana to walk during London Fashion Week
By Ntia Usukuma
Many Africans would recall about 2 years ago, when Jare, a 5-year-old member of the Ijalana family, along with her 9 and 7-year-old sisters took the entirety of the internet community by storms with their pure and innocent beauty. Those exposures changed this modest Nigerian family forever and sealed their names in the hearts of many fans globally.
Many news platforms and analysts boldly called little Jare “the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ after a solo photo of her without her sisters made the rounds on social media.
The photo impressed so many people that it shot the little girl, her older sisters and her whole family into the global limelight.
Now, when the buzz around the news seems to be settling a bit, it has been gathered that little Jare Ijalana will be at the prestigious London Fashion Week and will be walking the runway with other international models.
In a post shared on the Instagram page dedicated to Jare and her sisters, the good news was revealed.
The video showed little Jare who is already in London, strutting as she was captured on camera telling fans that she is already in the city.
The caption of the post reads: “Jare @the_j3_sisters in London for the London fashion week! Too blessed! It’s so amazing and am so honoured to be doing runway show with all these amazing designers from all over the world! And grateful to God Almighty! My mum who works tirelessly around the clock for me! And to my daddy!words cannot express how much I love and grateful for all the love and sacrifice! To all my beautiful sister Joba and Jomi who could not be here! am representing you in spirit! I love you.
aunty mofe! @mofebamuyiwa Look where our amazing photo got us! My pastor! Pastor Ovie ! Thank you for all your kind words and motivation. To all the Nigerian kids! This is for you! You can do it too!”
This year, the child model, Jare Ijalana also won the African Child Fashion Personality Award in Ghana.
Jare won awards under the categories of the bravest and most daring, as well as the most strategically sound and forward-looking African child with measurable achievement in the entertainment industry as a fashion icon/model of repute.