EXCLUSIVE: ONB Speaks to London Based Nigerian Model Harry Uzoka

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Nigerian model Harry Uzoka got signed up on the spot when he accompanied his brother who is also a model to his modeling agency and since then he has slowly been making his way up the ranks. His face is staring at you when you click on the Asos, Oki-ni or Mr Porter sites and many other magazine editorials. ONB has followed the 19-year-old models progress and this time we’ve gone one step further as we sat down for a chat with him. Read the interview after the jump.

What are your full names?

(Haha) not many people know this at all but Harry Osuya Ugochukwu Uzoka :)

What’s your ethnicity?


Portrait shots by Cecille Harris of Boys by Girls

How were u scouted?

My brother used to model and took me in with him one day where my booker Simon Worgan saw me and signed me on the spot.

What’s your favorite thing about modeling?

Modelling itself I love trying all the clothes different poses and stuff .. Then seeing the final outcome soo much fun ..

What part of your body do you consider as your most valuable asset as regards your work?

My face I guess .. I don’t think it’s all that but others say its good that I can look really young and  soft but also strong and mature in pictures.

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Sweeetiesssss!! Lol I love sweets man but it’s soo bad for me :(

What can’t you live without and why?

My iPad .. It’s ,y everything literally .. My Internet .. My tv .. My schedule .. Journey planner and twitter :p lol

Asides modeling what other creative stuff are you into?

I love football and wish I could play more but modellings all I have time for at the moment . Arsenals my team

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?

it would be to influence peoples thoughts by looking into their eyes and telepathically telling them what to think and do .. Why? To book every casting I go to (haha)

IF you could change one thing in the world, what would it be and why?

To give everyone a 100% positive and clear mindset .. There’s soo much wasted talent due to people thinking there not good enough or because of obstacles they think they can’t overcome ..i find that soo sad .. We can all achieve whatever we want to, nothing’s impossible

Follow Harry on Twitter: @HarryUzoka

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