By Kennedy Eberechi.
She comes across as a very modest, may be even plain – a plain beautiful lady. And then she begins to talk and the plainness about her dissolves and you catch your breath at her eloquence, her depth, her vision. Her name is Olivia Obini Ayomide Martins; the reigning Abia Next Top Model, who has been active in the Nigerian Beauty Industry for over five years.
At a time when modesty and value orientation are needed to recognize the enormous potentials in the Modeling Industry, it has become necessary for this Beauty Queen and Catalogue Model’s credentials to be laid bare.
Spurred by passion and determination, Queen Olivia Martins is a seasoned Beauty Queen and a Catalogue Model, who has risen from the ashes of sexual abuse and has positioned herself as a force to be reckoned with in the modeling industry, breaking free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually dragged behind, most individual youths from achieving their dreams.
From a humble background, Queen Olivia Martins, who hails from Delta State, was born in Aba Abia State, Nigeria and has in view a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health Technology from the Abia State College of Health Management and Technology.
Very assiduous, focused and result oriented, Queen Olivia has overtime demonstrated her passion to seek a platform to be a voice for the voiceless, hope of the hopeless and to engage government and stakeholders towards putting smile of the faces of the indigent and the vulnerable in the society.
This passion became more profound when she contested and won the first ever edition of the Abia Next Top Model beauty Pageant in 2017. Since being crowned the Abia Next Top Model; a crown she still wears till date owing to her great efforts towards the Brand, the prolific Catalogue Model has had deals of breath-taken poses for catalogues, Magazines and calendars that include pictures of archetypal.
Miss Martins, who enjoys posing and giving different types of looks to the camera, has over the years garnered several awards. Perhaps significant among them are: The Beauty Queen of the Year, Top Model of the Year, Humanitarian Queen of the Year, Charitable Queen of the year, etc. More so, she has featured in several glossy magazines such as L’omo Magazine, FOURWALL Magazine, Tresh Magazine and many others too numerous to mention.
Recently, the Dark-Skinned beauty Queen bagged an endorsement deal with the brand, St. Rayzenah Luxury; a clothing brand in Nigeria and the United States of America which deals more with African fabrics.
In an exclusive media chat, Miss Martins revealed that within few weeks of working with them, it has been awesome and of worth, which according to her aligns with the type of modeling she does and with the few weeks of working with them, it’s been awesome and worth it.
Believing that every woman; young and old desire the look of a super model without having to hid behind masks and layers of foundation powder, the hardworking and innovative beauty queen revealed that she has concluded plans to unveil her Skin-care brand known as Livia’s Skin-Care and Spa, built on honesty.
“African women have long been getting it wrong with artificial facial cosmetics and as a result, facial disorders are becoming a normal part of our beautiful black skin. It’s time for us to consider the use of natural products because of the safety they offer our skin so that, even when we try them out, we have nothing to loose.
“In the bid to get the best facial look, we have done ourselves more harm than good by diverting our attention from enhancing our skin to hiding facial defects caused by artificial cosmetics. Quite a number of the ladies simply make haste to buy creams they feel suit the skin of another, judging the efficacy of a cream on its price tag without realizing that a pricey jar of cream doesn’t necessarily give beautiful complexion. Smooth shining skin is not only a sign of good health but good grooming, which can be totally and safely achieved by going the natural way”, she explained.
Acknowledging the fact that the modeling industry is not just about the funfair of crowning beauty queens and posing in front of the camera, the inventive and multi-talented Olivia has continued to develop a robust platform to engage stakeholders at promoting child’s education and championing charity campaigns as veritable ingredients for socio-economic development.
Specifically, preaching against Sexual Abuse and advocating for the less privileged to attain a better life and education that will set them on the right path to achieving their goals and dreams, are some of the issues that fire her up.
Giving her passion and enthusiasm so far, it cannot be gainsaid nor overemphasized that Queen Olivia Martins is a big boost to improving the already strong dynamism and functionality in redefining the essence of the Nigerian Modeling Industry.
*Kennedy Eberechi is a Publicist; he heads Ken-Gbados Concepts Limited, and writes from Abuja, Nigeria. (07064715591, email@example.com).