Empire Model Management was established by myself for the youth in underprivileged areas around cape town I'm the one helping them to get noticed so that the rest of southern Africa and the world can see that there is talent in these areas and that these kids are committed and love what they are doing.
Shameerah, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model Agency?
Empire Model Management was started by myself after I was approached by youth to start a modelling agency where they could occupy themselves on weekends and holidays.
Who is your inspiration in life Shameerah? How do you keep inspired?
I would say, my parents, they always support me in whatever I do.
We all make mistakes Shameerah; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model Agency; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Oh, my...I was established in 2014 and oh boy...did I wanna give up because this was all new to me handling youth is a very difficult job my God these kids made me wanna give up so many times but there was this few whom I looked at and told myself no man they are dedicated I can't do this to them and I wish I would have been more stern with them in the start
Shameerah, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model Agency, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I always strive my utmost best to deliver my best as a perfectionist everything needs to be on point, and I always believe clients needs come first if they are happy I'm happy.
Please tell us Shameerah, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model Agency?
I prioritise that's important. I believe you can make time for everything.
Shameerah, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Simple I speak you listen if you don't well leave I don't need you I can replace you
Shameerah, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model Agency. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Model citizen magazine is now contacting my proudest moment oh my God I'm over excited that you people even noticed my agency.
Shameerah, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Every shoot every fashion show is exciting and difficult I learn new things each time and also learn to do better next time.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model Agency?
Please your clients and never give up if you want your agency to be successful
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
But of course, I want people to be able to say that model belongs to empire model management