ONE OF THE FIVE ORIGINAL SUPERMODELS, NAOMI CAMPBELL WAS BORN IN LONDON AND CAUGHT HER BREAK WHEN SHE WAS 15 YEARS OLD.
She has graced the covers of more than 500 magazines during her career, and has been featured in campaigns for Burberry, Prada, Versace, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino.
She was the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, French Vogue, Russian Vogue and the September issue of American Vogue (traditionally the biggest and most important issue of the year), as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. The runway was her domain as she showcased the collections of top designers, including Chanel, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Dior and Versace.
Additionally, Campbell has appeared in countless TV shows, music videos and films, including ‘The Cosby Show,’ ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ Madonna’s ‘Erotica,’ Bob Marley’s ‘Is This Love’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘In The Closet.’
Campbell is also responsible for wide-ranging fundraising and charity work in South Africa and across the globe. She began charity work with Nelson Mandela in 1993, and in 1997 he named her ‘Honorary Granddaughter’ for her endless activism.
Naomi Campbell executive produced and appeared as a supermodel coach on acclaimed series ‘The Face,’ in the USA, which aired on Oxygen in 2013–2014. In her role as executive producer, Campbell brought in key fashion designers, photographers, publications, products and contest partners, and created unique, real-life opportunities for the contestants. ‘The Face’ UK launched in 2013 on Sky Living, ‘The Face’ Australia in 2014 on Fox8, ‘The Face Thailand’ in 2014–2019 and ‘The Face Vietnam’ in 2016–2018.
Naomi Campbell continues to be a formidable force in the world of fashion, and has used her success to establish herself as an entrepreneur whilst always helping others in need through her charity work.
“The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits.”
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He began recording music at the age of 11. In 2009, Wizkid signed a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E).
He later rose to the limelight after releasing “Holla at Your Boy”, the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011), which also spawned the singles “Tease Me/Bad Guys” and “Don’t Dull”. In September 2014, he released the self-titled second studio album, Ayo. The album was supported by six singles, including the song “Jaiye Jaiye”. Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the hit single “One Dance”, which reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in 14 additional countries. The song broke multiple records, making Wizkid the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the Guinness World Records.
In March 2017, he signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records; and released his third studio album Sounds from the Other Side, later that year. The album was supported by five singles, including “Come Closer” featuring Drake. In 2018, he was featured on the song “Checklist” by Normani and Calvin Harris, which reached number-one on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.
The following year, he was featured on Beyoncé’s project The Lion King: The Gift on the single “Brown Skin Girl”, which also reached number-one on the World Digital Song Sales chart, and won him a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.
In October 2020, he released his fourth album, Made in Lagos, which received commercial success and acclaim, reaching number-one on the Billboard World Album Chart. The album includes the single “Essence” featuring Tems, which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top ten following a remix released by Justin Bieber.