There is a Nigerian-Yoruba saying that when a child is doing well, it is a worthy thing to announce it to the public (Bi omo eni ba dara o ye kawi). Eunice Olumide (aka Cece-E-town) may not be as famous as the Beyoncees of this world, but she stands shoulder to shoulder with those who have stained the world with their unusual talent-Believe it or not.
Take from her some of the obvious warm attributes of style, and leave her with naturalness, you will find her wit defeating egos. No strings please, she is just a proud Nigerian doing a patriotic thing.
Born to a humble civil servant mother and a Scottish based Nigerian father, Eunice started her modeling career at the age of 15, when she was spotted shopping in Glasgow. Though she knew nothing about the fashion industry, she has earned herself a good name from VIPs in the industry.
Many may know little or nothing about this Nigerian, but her head is high and her hands are full. Apart from the fact that she is a model, she bundles as a fashion designer, actress, disc jockey, freelance journalist and presenter.
With her physical and talented soul, she has featured on runways, fashion weeks and photo shoots in several countries. She has modeled for popular international fashion brands, worked with designers and appeared in popular magazines.
Olumide later came up with a unique fashion brand of her own. A mix of Scottish and African taste which she called “monie,” named after her mother.
As a DJ, she has worked with industry figures as Dynamo, Nas and Damian Marley.
In 2007, 2011 and 2013, she won the Scottish fashion award model of the year award and was also awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2017 for service to charity, broadcasting and the arts.
This multitasking Nigerian soul has worked as a freelance broadcaster too. She had reported for BBC and Sky Television in 2012 and 2013. By this, it is not a surprise she is a Nigerian, since this is what Nigerians are known for.
You will also be surprised to know that she adds acting to her already full plate, as well as running and tutoring youth groups.
With the multiple burdens that this untiring woman carries, she defy the reasonable Igbo proverb which says “The gods only hear one wish at a time, and nothing more”