Nigerian Supermodel Ibukun Jegede has enrolled for PhD in Information System Management at the Walden University, USA.
Ibukun said he decided to go for further studies because he believes education is one of the keys to success.
The Supermodel intends to become an Information System Management Consultant. He also plans to own a consultancy firm in the future.
Ibukun has been a role model to upcoming African models.
He always encourages upcoming models to have a degree to fall back on. Ibukun will be starting his research next year in an African country.
The Supermodel who started modelling eight years ago when he was 16 years old, has worked with different designers including Paul Smith, Timberland, Fred Perry DKNY, Hugo Boss, Gloverall and Aaron
He has also worked in different countries across the globe including Spain, France, Kenya, Senegal, Nigeria and the USA.
Ibukun was the first African male model in the UK to win the Top Model of Colour (TMC) competition in 2008.
In 2007, he received Standout Model of the Year Award by Modelsat while in 2009, Ibukun won Best Male Model of the Year Award at the BEFFTA Awards. In 2010, he was awarded Model Icon of the Year.
Ibukun has just completed his MSc (Masters) in Management and Entrepreneurial eBusiness Programme in Nottingham Trent University and is waiting for his graduation ceremony.
By Stephen Ogongo Ongong’a