The model Boma Martins Akpore
Boma Martins Akpore was born in Lagos January 23, 1987. Boma began modeling in 2003 at the age of 16. Boma was scouted by a friend’s elder brother Ola Olowu, who recommended him for his first modeling job which turned out to be a huge campaign for Yhello Mtn in June 2003.
JOURNEY SO FAR
Boma has since worked for famous & Top Designers like Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Hermes , Frank Osodi for BUNOR, Emmy Collins, Nobel Afrik, JD7 Couture , Joan Okorodudu, Adebakare, Vivid imagination , Mudi and Famous beverage brands like Guinness, Coca cola, Harp and Heineken. In his modeling portfolio also are telecommunication brands like MTN, Glo and Nokia.
In 2005 Boma won Best fashion male model of the year (Catwalk model awards) and he also won Best Runway model in Nigeria 2009 (NIGERIAN MODEL ACHIEVERS AWARD) NMAA. He won both awards in there maiden edition.
In 2008 Boma was invited to London as the only Male model from West Africa for Music on The Runway Charity Fashion Show. In 2010 Boma was also the only Nigeria based Male model that was invited for Haute African fashion week in Dallas Texas
In 2011 Boma relocated to New York to continue his modeling career. He featured in the in 2011/2012 New York Fashion Week after which he worked for Ralph Lauren as an In store model and worked as a model host for top designers like Valentino , Ralph Lauren , coach , Christian Dior , Hermes , Boma also did lots of runways shows and television commercials.
In 2011, Boma played football (soccer) for New York Irish rovers and won the league cup in Long Island Football League Division one in 2012.
In 2013 Boma travelled to Belgium for professional football trials in the 3rd and 4th divisions, the trials were successful but due to work permit issues, he could not feature during the season.