Fashion Styling is becoming more appreciated in the African Fashion Industry. From fashion shows, photo shoots to personal styling. A good fashion stylist knows how to choose the right outfit to accentuate the positive attributes of their client’s body. Let’s look at 10 fashionable Nigerian Celebrity Stylists whose works have been approved by many in the industry.
Ms Modish (Damilola Oke) is an award winning style consultant, personal shopper, image manager, fashion Pr consultant and fashion blogger. Msmodish started her brand in 2013 and has worked with top corporate brands, banking and telecoms organisations on their corporate campaigns. She is a dapper stylist, who loves to put pieces together without necessarily following trends. Her edgy sense of style makes every outfit she wears a fashion statement. She styles celebrities both for their music videos and their red carpet outings. She has worked with Waje, Falz, Patoranking, M.I. Abaga and many more.
2. Toyin Lawani
She runs Tiannah’s Place Empire as the Creative Director and CEO. This Fashion stylist cum designer is an experienced, she has taken her TiannahStyling outfit to another level as she has styled a number of celebrities within Nigeria including Wizkid, Banky W, Niyola, Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Davido, Terry G, Mercy Johnson, Eldee, Emma Nyra, Juliet Ibrahim, TY Bello, Toni Tones, Waje, and many more. @tiannahstyling
3. Bolaji Animashaun
She is well-known in Nigerian Fashion styling. She has styled hit international TV shows such as MNet 53 Extra with Eku Edewor and former co-host Dolapo Oni as well as styled some of MNet’s top promo campaigns. She has achieved red carpet and editorial looks with celebrities like Tiwa Savage. She has worked on majors shows in Nigeria like Arise Magazine Fashion Week, Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Music Meets Runway other niche fashion events. She also consults fore-commerce retailer Konga. She’s definitely your go to stylist! @anibolaji
4. Veronica Ebie-Odeka
She has become a household name in the Nigeria Fashion industry. She horned her skills in fashion styling with her outfit ‘Vane-Style’ and is now one of Nigeria’s most celebrated stylists and go-to person for the creation of signature style, personal shopping, wardrobe consultations, makeovers, personal and luxury shopping, styling for fashion shows, wardrobe detox and rebuilding. She boasts of a clientele list envious to many, she’s worked with socialites and celebrities in Nigeria including Artistes Tiwa Savage, Davido and Waje,TV Presenters Adora Oleh and Dolapo Oni, OAP Toolz and Model Manager Elohor Aisien, Actress Genevieve Nnaji and Media Personality Mo Abudu. @Veronicaodeka
5. DIMEJI ALARA
The Parisian-born Nigeria, Dimeji Alara is Nigeria’s top wardrobe/fashion stylists. His creativity has led him to work for reputable fashion magazines such as Elle, Glamour, GQ and Nigerian magazines-Genevieve, Elan and MADE. In addition, he has acted as fashion director for shows of African designers-David Tlale and Craig Jacobs. (@dimejialara)
6. Swanky Jerry
The man who is the boss of Swanky Signatures, has styled popular Nigerian entertainers like Tonto Dikeh, D’banj, Ice Prince, DJ Spinall, 2face and several others over the last two years.
7. Harvella Styles
She has now become a name to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. Styling Nigerian A-listers, her fashion sense reflects joy and by styling others she is queen of taking simple and turning it into fabulous. She styles for Toke Makinwa amongst [email protected]
8. Yolanda Okereke
She began in 2009 with Monalisa Chinda and Djinee, her clientele has increased sufficiently, including Kate Henshaw, Rita Dominic, Nse Ikpe-Etim, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Desmond Elliot and others on her list. She is arguably the only stylist with the biggest impact in Nollywood, having designed for and costumed movies including Rita Dominic’s The Meeting, Ashionye Raccah’s Journey to Self, Emem Isong’s Weekend Getaway, Monalisa Chinda’s 2010 series, Catwalk among others….
9. Ebun Aboderin
If you saw and liked Omowunmi Akinnifesi on the cover of June 2013 issue of Y! Naija magazine, then Ebun Aboderin deserves a prop. The easy-going graduate of the London College of Style has also worked on different covers of Complete Fashion magazine and styled celebrities like Rita Dominic, Davido, Chidinma and others….
10. Ezinne Chinkata
Ezinne Chinkata is the Fashion Editor at Genevieve magazine, she also works as a freelance Fashion Consultant. She previously worked as the Fashion Editor for Wow! Magazine and has over five years in the Nigerian fashion industry both working on editorial shoots, runway shows and as a personal stylist to different celebrity clients. She has worked closely with celebrities such as Genevieve Nnaji, Mercy Johnson, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and many others.
11. Abbyke Domina
Fashion stylist Abbyke Domina is well known and loved by a number of Nigerian A-list celebrities. The stylist, won the Exquisite Ladies of the Year award for Best Stylist in 2014, and has become the most sort after designer today.