16-year-old Janet Jumbo becomes first Nigerian model to walk runway for Louis Vuitton


Nigerian teenage model, Janet Jumbo, has become the first Nigerian to walk the runway for international fashion brand, Louis Vuitton.

The 16-year-old runway queen made the announcement via Instagram earlier in March.

“LOUIS VUITTON EXCLUSIVE 😎 Can’t believe I’m the first Nigerian model to walk for (@louisvuitton) I’m so grateful to everyonethat made this happened (@raw_models) (@ashleybrokaw) (@nicolasghesquiere) (@imgmodels)  I’m the happiest girl on the planet right now 😭,” she wrote.

Jumbo walked the runway in Louis Vuitton’s latest collections at a recent fashion show in Paris

The Lagos-born was recruited on her way from church by a scout who spotted her walking before signing her to Raw Models.

Celebrating the feat, Raw Models shared her story on Instagram, they wrote, “History has been made again.

“Scouted this amazing beauty on the street of Lagos on her way back from church with no clue of what awaits her.

“Today, Janet Jumbo is the first Nigerian model to walk the Louis Vuitton show exclusively. We feel nothing but all shades of happiness and we can’t contain it.”