About Kingsley Model + Talent Management
Kingsley Model + Talent Management (KMTM) is a boutique, full service talent agency based in Washington, D.C., specializing in providing top diverse talent to fulfill the commercial, print, runway, acting and specialty needs of their clients.
KMTM strives to provide superior service for not only their clients, but their talent as well. A motivated workforce will always produce a high-quality product. Deep industry knowledge has led co-founder, Joy Kingsley-Ibeh, to recognize the need for an agency in the Mid-Atlantic region that provides white glove services, unparalleled professionalism and goal-driven work ethic.
KMTM has accumulated a diverse and professional talent base due to a combined 30+ years of experience in the fashion and entertainment industries of the founders, Joy Kingsley-Ibeh and Azam Mirza. They have cultivated exceptional photographers, make-up artists, stylists and talent in the goal of providing their clients with a complete, seamless and professional experience.
Joy Kingsley-Ibeh, Co-Founder
With over 18 years of experience in the fashion industry as a model and personal image consultant, opening a modeling agency was a natural transition for Joy Kingsley-Ibeh. From her birthplace in Nigeria, to a small flat in London, and ultimately to the United States, Joy’s love for fashion and design followed her across the globe. As a child idolizing the supermodels of the 80’s and 90’s, she yearned for a career in fashion. As an adult, Joy’s image has graced commercial advertisements, fashion publications, and TV/Digital Media commercials for Fortune 500 companies. She now looks to take her years of experience, industry knowledge and love of fashion in her newest venture, Kingsley Model + Talent Management.
As our industries have changed and matured, we have adapted and matured along with it, and we look to provide a diverse talent pool to meet your professional, fun, and creative marketing goals.
Azam Mirza, Co-Founder
The worlds of fashion and music often collide, and in this case the industries have collided to create Kingsley Model + Talent Management. Azam Mirza, a DJ/Producer with over 17 years of experience in the Nightlife/Event industry, has always looked for ways to bridge the gap between his two loves, fashion and music. Born in Western New York State and raised in the D.C. Metro area, Azam has been a staple with the trend-setters and taste-makers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. As a DJ, he has curated events for Pharrell Williams, John Legend, White House Staffers, and Saudi Royalty. His career has taken him from Los Angeles to Paris, which motivated Azam to seek opportunities to leverage his experience in music and love for fashion. His keen eye, and ear, has enabled him to partner with his wife, Joy, to create a model and talent agency that is fresh and innovative.