Ex-MBGN/Talk Show Host, Nike Oshinowo, is one of the most stylish Nigerian celebrities we know and when she talks about style or being stylish, we listen.
In a recent chat with The Sun, Nike shared her interesting thoughts on being stylish and some more fashion and style advice.
What is your definition of style?
Style is a reflexion of who you are, visually. People get it wrong when they try to copy someone else’s style. Style is a way by which you communicate through your appearance or what you put on. That’s what you are, basically.
How do you like to appear corporate?
My real corporate looks, I think really, is an extension of my normal day look, but more suitable to my type. Not just that, there is not really any difference between what I put on in the evening and what I wear during the daytime. If it’s in the evening, I can just look sparkling, I can do that with lace material; make it a bit shiny.
Some people believe that most Nigerian women dress to impress or to make statements. What about you?
That’s where people go wrong. I have never dressed to impress or to make statement. Maybe it is selfish to do that. But I dress for me, really. I am very girly. So, basically, I dress for myself. As long as you can, get excited about what you wear. I don’t think of what Ngozi or Yetunde is going to think about what I wear. That’s me.
How would you describe a typical Nigerian woman, style wise?
Oh, you know we are very stylish in Nigeria. Nigerian women have a unique ability to put colours together. I mean, the colours they wear, colours, such that when you see the way they match, you would really like. Nigerian women have this unique innate ability to put colours together in the most unusual and unique fashion, and it is amazing. I mean … have you seen an aso ebi (society uniform) before; lime-green and yellow? That’s so unique. I think the Nigerian woman is wonderfully stylish in nature.
What make up would you ignore?
I just don’t like my make up to wear me.I wear my make up.