Hello Taonga, how are you doing today with the weather?
I’m doing good thanks
Just trying to keep warm with the cold that we are having. How are you doing?
Great, Tell us more about yourself
To starts with, my name is Taonga Gladys Nyirenda.
I am a 20 year old pursing a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science at Mulungushi University in Kabwe
I can describe myself as goal driven, confident, organised, social, caring, highly motivated, cheerful, adaptable, result oriented and analytical.
I love to help people and that’s why I’m pursing this current degree in biomedical science.
I love to spend time with friends and family. I believe that happiness is meant to shared.
I love to spend time listening to music, dancing, singing, sketching, taking walks and keeping up with latest news and updates.
My friends and family describe me as fun, caring, organised, smart and confident individual.
nice one, Talk more on your modeling career.
Thank you, I embarked on my modeling career a month ago particularly with Glitz modelling agency
I haven’t yet participated in any pageant or fashion show but I’m looking forward to it
I enjoy the training I receive from my coaches and directors hence eager to learn more
Modelling is something I admired while I was growing and that’s why I decided to join the world of modelling
I know that during my journey I will be able to boost my confidence even more and be able to encourage others to make use of their talents. In the future i would love to focus mainly on fashion, print and commercials.
Nice, how do you intend to combine your modeling career with your medical profession?
Obviously the 2; modelling and the medical field aren’t really compatible but you closely think about about it, there are few things in common, in the medical field, the goal is to help people, cure them, advise on how to take care of their wellbeing
And in modelling career, you can use it as a platform to help people, be a voice that speaks out and encourage them to do more
This is also where the saying ‘beauty with brains comes from’
Both can be achieved with commitment, determination and courage but if you closely think about it, both can be achieved with proper planning and management.
Great, have you involved in any community service?
Not really but I once volunteered to manage a hair plaiting business to raise money for my food and nutrition department back in high school.
I also involved myself in clubs such as peace club and innovations club.
Even anti AIDS club and ICT club
Tell us more about glitz modeling agency
Although I recently discovered the agency, I can say Glitz modelling agency aims to train and build their models to be professional and successful
The management system ensures that the models are comfortable and confident in their own skin
The fact that there is no form of discrimination is quite admirable
I love how they are willing to put their models out there and support them
The fellow models in the agency are quite friendly and always eager to learn and this can also due to the fact that the management is well coordinated
Glitz modelling agency is like a family and are always willing to receive new members
On the African Fashion festival, you dream of showcasing what can you say about that?
The thought of it exciting honestly because it’ll the first time I’ll be participating in fashion festival
I’m looking forward to it and I hope I’ll be able to show you that even though I’m new in the industry, I’m able to showcase my confidence
Furthermore I know that the training will not be in vain so I’m happy to be a part of the agency and I would love to be able to contribute to the success of the upcoming fashion festival
How popular is the agency and the fashion show in Lusaka?
The agency’s popularity is getting there but I can assure you that before the fashion show, it will be quite popular and everyone is taking part in order to ensure that it becomes more popular
What advice will you give to aspiring models?
My advice to aspiring models is that they should follow their dreams, explore their talents and be courageous enough to pursue their dreams
Courage begins with oneself and if you decide that you want to do something from the onset, you can achieve it. All you have to do is execute courage
Furthermore my advice is to be yourself and present your unique qualities with confidence. The only mutual trait among models is that they are working in the industry but it’s our personal traits that make us special so they should be afraid to be themselves and take charge of what they believe in
What should your fans expect from you in the next 5 years?
I wouldn’t like to spoil the fun but telling exactly where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing but what I can say is the you have to be ready to expect more from Taonga so I’m hoping that my fans are ready for more from me although the main goal is to be happy
Thanks Taonga for the time, I had fun talking to you.
Thank you for having me too
It was a wonderful experience.