Nigerian model Ojy was discovered at the age of 17 by talent scout Jan Malan who entered her into the face of Africa competition. This international beauty was born in the East coast of Nigeria to diplomatic parents who travelled all across the country with her and her five siblings.
Ojy emerged in the world of modelling to get rave notices and acclaim after the face of Africa competition in which she was a finalist. With a contract from Storm Model Management, Ojy moved to South Africa to pursue work and could not escape the attention of the fashion industry. Within weeks of modelling this stunner graced the pages of Elle, Cosmopolitan, Drum, True Love and strutted the runway for SA fashion week.
With a royal flush of opportunities beckoning, she relocated to New York and soon became the muse for legendary swimwear brand, Gottex. She showcases their swimwear line every season at the New York Mercedes Benz fashion week. She has worked for virtually every designer, doing trunk shows for Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Moschino, Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana.
While modelling and living in New York, she completed her university degree as a scholarship student at St. Johns University with a BSc. in Communications and a minor in Film Production.
After completing her college degree in 2006, Ojy went on to create her foundation, working with the Salvation Army and the Red Cross, she has built up skills that would help her maximise her passion for under-privileged children.
In 2007, Ojy landed the campaign for L’Oreal’s Mizani, she not only was the face of the brand, but she also developed distribution channels for the products in her country.
Most recently, honed by her passion for film ever since her first day on a Hollywood production working on multi-million dollar films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Spiderman 3, and Confessions of a Shopaholic, Ojy created Third Mainland Productions.
Using her global awareness to advance her career, this film production company hopes to expand and relaunch her as a filmmaker.
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