Oluchi Onweagba (born August 1, 1982) is a Nigerian model. Onweagba grew up in the suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria with her two brothers and sisters. She is the daughter of a civil servant father and mother who was a nurse. When Onweagba was 16 years old, she won the "Face Of Africa" contest. Onweagba`s first name comes from the Igbo language and means "God`s Work".
After her three-year contract with Elite expired, she signed with DNA Model Management. A highlight of her career so far was when she was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four times, from 2005 to 2008.
In 2008, she launched a modeling agency in South Africa, OModel Africa, with offices in Johanesburg and recently in Cape Town. The 2008 winner of M-Net Face of Africa, Kate Tachie-Menson, was awarded a US $50,000 modeling contract by OModel Africa.
In 2009, Onweagba is expected to host the inaugural Africa`s Next Top Model.
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DNA Model Management - New York
Viva Models - Paris
Storm Models - London
OmodelAfrica - Johannesburg