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Model Of The Week: Jack’enneth Opukeme

Jack’enneth Opukeme is a Calabar-based editorial and runway model who hails from Bayelsa state. Modeling came to him through a friend’s suggestion and since there is never any harm in trying, he gave it a shot. Ever since then he’s worked with designers like Edrealxtiches, Jimmy Mayde It, Tonaz Bespoke Wears and photographers such as Smart Nya, Bankzart, 98Sensation and Wee Shot It.

To him, modeling is a highly collaborative art form. It is the presentation of one’s self as a canvas for the purpose of creating art.

Jack'enneth Opukeme

Aside modeling, Jack’enneth is a lover of arts and drama. He has a first-class degree in Theatre and Media from the University of Calabar. He has successfully directed African-American plays like Lorraine Hanberry’s A Raisin In The Sun and August Wilson’s Fences. He has also written and directed a critically acclaimed play called Aba Blues. He is currently focusing on writing his own plays. Being a lover of charity, he has raised funds for charity through his productions.

As a model, Jack’enneth Opukeme has his discouraging moments. Nevertheless, he dreams to not only walk on prestigious runway shows within and outside the continent but also organize his own shows and grace covers of topnotch magazines like Vogue and GQ as well as serve as editor-in-chief of major publications.

He knows for sure that if he keeps the dream alive, he may one day become a force to be reckoned with in the world of fashion. Follow Jack’enneth Opukeme on Instagram via @jackenneth_opukeme

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