In 2008 Ifeoma became the first Nigerian to be signed by Ford Model World, the biggest model agency in the world. Ifeoma's success is a follow-up to her success in beating 16 other young Nigerian girls to the 2006 Nigeria Model Awards (NMA) held in December of that year. The 19-year-old slugged it out on the New York runway with 44 other models from different countries for the Ford Model World. Though she failed to emerge as one of the five runners-up, who were from Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Brazil and Belarus, Ifeoma's outstanding outing earned her a modelling contract with Ford. Standing at 5.11, Ifeoma said she is set to conquer the world and surpass the level of wave-making Oluchi Onweagba and Bisi Sowemimo.