Albert: Aims High for International Runways
The introverted young man is not only creative but someone who alternates back and forth with the right/left brain. He admires creativity and unconventional thinking in business and arts. BY FOIBE SHAHEPA
Albert Ndivahole Moses, a 26-year-old male model from Ongwediva is aiming on setting the international runways and the fashion game on fire. In an interview, Moses detailed his journey as a male model and gave tips to aspiring models. The introverted young man is not only creative but someone who alternates back and forth with the right/left brain. He admires creativity and unconventional thinking in business and arts.
‘’Discover what makes you different from the rest of those in the same industry, harness it, and make it your brand. Respect other models and support their work as we rise when lifting others. Work hard and apply to international agencies’’, he said.
Moses in a Chanique Designs by Zina Namibia
Besides modeling, Moses is a full-time projects coordinator at the Pupkewitz Foundation, a part-time Herbalife distributor, and the founder of a service delivery business, Just on Time services. The 26-year-old testified that he is what you call a nice guy. When he first started in the industry, the likes of Cheez and Wellem Kapenda were the guys he looked up to, internationally, Maps Maponyane is the guy he strives to be and more.
Albert Moses at MTC Windhoek Fashion Week 2021 (Designer: Nkanda Yatu [above] and Proud by Pewa [below] photograph by Simz Mkhwanazi)
In 2017, Albert made his modeling debut at the now known as MTC Windhoek Fashion week, which is hosted in November every year. The MTC Windhoek Fashion week is Namibia’s premium fashion event which has seen international and local designers showcase their collections and also has hosted international models as well. Albert has become a household name in the Namibian modeling and fashion industry having worked with many designers, he is an all-time favourite for runway gigs because of his 1.90m height.
Moses says he would like to be signed to an international agency and make it to the covers of the top fashion magazines.
‘’last year was obviously a hectic year for everyone and every industry. So, none of my goals came to life. My goals as a model are to make a debut on international runway shows, the likes of SA Mercedes Benz FW, Mozambique FW, Milan FW, and New York’’, he said.
Albert part of an MTC Windhoek Fashion Week promo photoshoot by Andrew Ingo
According to Moses, he is the second born of four children raised by a single mother in the beautiful town of Swakopmund. A highlight of his career was the first free gig he had with the University of Namibia, where his pictures were used for campus adverts such as orientation flyers, bursary ads in the newspapers and this is where he scored his newspaper debut. Moses has a diploma in business administration and an Honours degree in accounting and has plans to do international runways.
Furthermore, Moses likes working out, playing golf, reading, hacking, and says that he likes creating content for local brands and loves being in front of the camera. ‘’ my current favorite local brands are Sirenga, Ingo Shanyenge, and Synergy, internationally that would be House of ST. luke and Nkanda Yatu,’ he detailed.
As the industry has changed in the past years his best advice for staying ahead of the curve in the fashion industry is that stay true to yourself that is what will get you far and promote local and international brands your efforts will be seen.