Many say that the modelling industry in Kenya is not yet mature and indeed it is not.
There are various factors that may have led to the stagnation of this industry in the country. Some of these factors may be that all the deals in the industry are being handed to a few chosen modelling agencies or a few chosen models, therefore, leading the rest to miss out on what may have been an exciting new opportunity.
There’s a very useful tool called Model Management, which is mostly being used by the western countries to scout for models and announce job openings for models and in the fashion industry at large.
If you’re an agency owner, this tool allows you to create casting calls for models, post your models profiles and easily scout for opportunities and fresh faces.
If you’re an upcoming model, this tool allows you to upload your photos and personal details for easier discovery by scouts from various modelling agencies.
For the people who have job openings, well, it goes without say that the casting calls will reach a very large number of people and a wide variety of models to choose from will be availed.
If we harness such a technique in Kenya, It will contribute greatly to the growth of the modelling industry and discovery of new talent within the industry.
If no one will be able to develop such a solution to fill in the gap, we could outsource Model Management to help us immensely grow this multi-million shilling industry.