What is a Casting Agency?
Casting agencies help production companies find the talent they need. Most agencies specialize in a specific niche, such as theater performers, commercial actors, film and television show actors, or extras.
Best Casting Agency In Kenya
Surazuri Modeling and Casting Agency
Kenyan model Lyndsey McIntyre’s Surazuri Modeling and Casting Agency is the most reputable modeling agency in East Africa and perhaps one of the oldest having been established in 1987.
It held the Kenyan license for the Ford Models Supermodel of the World competition for almost a decade and launched the international careers of renowned Kenyan models Tess Njuhi, Eva Ndachi, and Ajuma Nasenyana; Sura Zuri remains Ajuma’s mother agent. Its work has been in numerous television and magazine features; fashion and media campaigns; runways and events globally.
City Models Africa Modeling Agency
This first-ever international model agency in Africa is a collaboration between City Models Paris and Kenyan supermodel Ajuma Nasenyana. City aims to represent, manage, and grow careers across Africa. And not just models, but actors and celebrities too.
CMA has an impressive portfolio that includes editorial features in five issues of Couture Africa magazine and tens of television commercials that include the Safaricom Jazz Festival 2014; Safaricom Bonyeza Ushinde Promotion; and KCB Homecoming.
This is the home of most of the faces on your favorite television commercials including Nivea, Safaricom 4G, and Fresha Yuppi Yogurt.
Registered in February 2009, it’s based at the Protege Center on the 16th floor of View Park Towers, Utalii Lane, Monrovia Street Nairobi. Imandy casts models both male and female models aged from 1 to 80 years old. In addition, it offers ushering and hostessing services for corporate events.
Hisi Uzuri Agency: Plus Size Models
Plus Size is beautiful and Hisi Uzuri provides an avenue for plus size models to show just that through personal shoots or commissioned campaigns.
Little Star Children Modeling Academy
Located on Ngong Road, Nairobi Little Star is a safe place for kids to be kids and for them to showcase various designs put together just for them.
The Tianar Models Foundation Kenya
Beauty Meets Charity in an agency that aims to protect models from exploitation in their line of work. It gives back to society by devising ways of engaging the less privileged in the community through its talent and fashion projects and encouraging its models to carry these on.
Tianar is also involved in event production, coordination, and other related areas of client service.
Panaito is located on the 3rd floor of Unafric House on Koinange Street. Apart from agency services, it’s also known for photography and connecting industry creatives like makeup artists to studios that need their services.
How to become a model in Nairobi?
APPLYING TO MODELING AGENCIES
- RESEARCH. There are numerous modeling agencies in the world and in Kenya, finding the right one will take a bit of research and consultation. Start by writing down what type of modeling you want to do and where you want to go with your modeling career.
- APPLY. ONLINE APPLICATION.
How to be a fashion model in Kenya?
You’ll usually start your career by sending photographs and details of your measurements to a modeling agency.
An agency can represent you and find work for you. Make sure you do your research and find a reputable agency. Although you don’t need an agency to find work, you may find it helpful to be accepted by one.