2018 Season and Emporio Armani’s top model is a Benin boy. Leroy Aiyanyo is the son of Uyi Norense Aiyanyo who lives in London. I first knew Leroy’s Dad, Uyi Aiyanyo, from Immaculate Conception College (ICC), Benin-city, where he was my elder brother’s classmate, then met him again in Cristallo Moda Boutique, a fashion house with branches in Camberwell and Greenwich in London, which he owned jointly with his business partner Steve Ogbe. I patronized Cristallo until last year when both branches closed and this is where I first got to know about Leroy. The essence of the tale is to highlight that Leroy is from a real Benin family. He had just returned from Benin-city in 2016 where he went to see his grandparents before being spotted by Emporio Armani. Prior to modelling, Leroy was a footballer in Germany. His close football academy friends include Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.
Mr Uyi Aiyanyo says he will give me an exclusive interview with Leroy at the nearest possible opportunity and top of our discussion will be how he can assist Edo youths in the community interested in fashion. His younger brother is also one to watch as he is currently with Charlton Atletic football club in England.
Let us wish the Aiyanyo Family goodluck. They are a source of pride to Edos Worldwide.
Now wait for my interview with Leroy and his family. See a little picture Gallery of Leroy with his family below