Name: Honest Mpakaboari Manuel
Origin: Abonnema, Kalabari Kingdom
State: Rivers State
Birth month: 15th March
Can you briefly tell us about your background?
Well, I am the last son of Mr. Honest Dokubo Manuel and Late Mrs. Janet Manuel. I finished high school at Emarid College and College at River State University. I also studied German at Schneider Institute. I am a sociologist, Thespian, a motivational writer and speaker, an influencer and award winning model.
Why did you choose modelling as a career?
Because modelling is a career I have passion for, always have and still do
Why do you think you are fit to be a model?
At first, I didn’t even feel I would be so into modelling because I felt I wasn’t good enough. But when I got some counselling I then believed I got what it took to be a model.
What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progress in this field?
The goal is to be an international model and also an inspiration to upcoming models. Speaking about progress, well I thank God that I am not where I used to be but I know I am not where am meant to be, but it’s all work in progress. Who would have ever thought I would be Mr. Niger Delta today? I didn’t even know myself, but here we are today and more success ahead amen.
Are you currently Mr. Niger Delta?
Yes I am for 2018/2019 season.
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
Well, I am a very patient person, friendly and also open minded cause I have met a lot of different personalities, so I actually do know how to relate with everyone… but the problem is when people see me, they first judge me as a snub until they come closer and really get to know me. Clients actually have to book me through my management and they handle further requirements.
Which Brand do you wish to advertise for as a model?
I would love to be a brand Ambassador to Ford Motors, Campari and Jonnie Walker not to forget Louis Vuitton.
What is your favourite colour?
Black, red and white
What is your like and dislikes?
Like – Honesty: I like people being real and ready to make positive impact
Dislikes – Lies and Fake people; I don’t like being said no to.
How do you wish to contribute and change the narratives of Rivers State through modelling?
Well, it is a great privilege being Mr. Niger Delta (Pageant King). The platform gives me an opportunity to reach out to Nigeria youths and the authorities.
First, I will work with the ministry of culture and tourism to bring more tourists down to Rivers and to make the people understand that Rivers State is a tourist centre and even if we do have our crisis, we are still peaceful people that have big dreams.
What Agency do you model for?
I model for @ JustClickModel_Mgt
Will you contest for Mr. Nigeria when it commences?
What is your advice to upcoming models?
Keep believing and never give up
How can we support you as fans?
First, I will like to say thanks to all my fans and hope to see more from Honest Manuel. But for us to move this ministry, you could follow me on IG @ Honestmanuel and watch for more updates. Thank you.
How do we contact your management If need arises?
You could follow and DM my management on IG @ Justclickmgt.