It’s all about Beauty and Fashion here on Fashionpheeva and so we just could not let the year end without compiling our list of the Female Nigerian Celebrity Style Sensations that literally shook the Nigerian Fashion and Entertainment scene in 2015.
This list was compiled based our personal views and also on the social media vibes we got regarding the style of these female celebrities especially on Instagram.
Worthy of note is that this year was a fantastic year for our Nigerian Designers who showed their evolving fashion creativity and our celebrities could not help but wear Nigerian pieces.
Sit back, relax and enjoy our 20 female celebrity style sensations listed in no particular order. It sure was not an easy task compiling this list but here we are:
Maria Okanrende, Mo’cheddah, Emma Nyra, Bolanle Olukanni
1) Maria Okanrende – BEAT FM OAP
Maria Okanrende came out of ‘the radio closet’ this year and showed she can effortlessly be a style sensation. Maria is always like a breath of fresh air when you see her pictures and poses. And yes, Maria styles herself.
2) Mo’cheddah – Singer
Mo’cheddah effortlessly styles herself with most of her fashion pieces from designer, AprilbyKunbi and Shop Maju Clothing line. Her head-turning style got her a spot on our list.
3) Emma Nyra – Singer
Emma Nyra who is often referred to as the Gladiator Queen by us, styles herself effortlessly and knows what attires perfectly suits her body type.
4) Bolanle Olukanni – Moments TV Host
Bolanle shook 2015 with her fashion style especially during the Project Fame TV show. Bolanle is usually styled by Jane Michael and Rhoda Ebun and as one who appreciates Nigerian designers, has worn many pieces from the likes of Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Elvira Jude, FablanebyDerin, Iconolabrand, The Muse Factory, amongst others.
Omotola J Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Ebube Nwagbo
5) Omotola J Ekeinde – Actress
Omotola J Ekeinde is one who will always be an ageless style sensation. Her styling this year was done by Ezinne Chinkata and she was styled in lovely pieces from Nigeria designers like Iconic Invanity, WanniFuga and a host of others.
6) Genevieve Nnaji – Actress
Genevieve Nnaji has ‘that’ body and gets away with making even a T-shirt and jeans look stylish. Most of Genevieve’s styling this year was done by Veronica Odeka and she wore pieces from Nigerian designers like Hudayya, Iconic Invanity, Meena Official, amongst others.
7) Rita Dominic – Actress
Rita Dominic gives us goose bumps with her fashion style because she wears exactly what suits her body type and always looks perfect. Rita wears pieces from her closet, (she’s obviously got good taste) and styles herself most times. She also gets styled sometimes by Yummie Ogbebor.
8) Ebube Nwagbo – Actress
Ebube Nwagbo effortlessly styles herself and is always a social media style sensation. She keeps it classy, pretty and sexy.
Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Omoni Oboli, Dakore Akande, Iyabo Ojo
9) Mercy Aigbe-Gentry – Actress
Mercy Aigbe is one lady who styles herself effortlessly and is always a social media sensation with her fashion choices. She wears brands from her clothing store, Mag_Divas and pieces from Nigerian Designers like Ejiro Amos Tafiri and Abbyke Domina.
10) Omoni Oboli – Actress
Omoni Oboli was on our style radar this year and was responsible for styling herself sometimes and sometimes by Rhoda Ebun. Omoni also enjoys wearing pieces from Nigerian Designers like AprilbyKunbi, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, LuxurybyFeyi amongst others.
11) Dakore Akande – Actress
It was a fun and stylish year for Dakore Akande too and as the Brand ambassador for VRbyMobos, she always stepped out looking classy. Dakore was mostly styled by Rhoda Ebun and wore pieces from Nigerian Designers like Moofadesigns, Funke Adepoju, Elvira Jude amongst others.
12) Iyabo Ojo – Actress
Iyabo Ojo effortlessly styled herself this year and became a social media sensation with her unique fashion style. Iyabo Ojo also wore pieces from Nigerian fashion house, Renik Couture.
Ini Edo, Osas Ajibade, Toyin Aimakhu, Yemi Alade
13) Ini Edo – Actress
Ini Edo shook 2015 with her fashion style as she effortlessly dressed her new curves in different ensembles that made her a social media sensation. Ini does most of her styling herself and we dare say she does a great job.
14) Osas Ajibade
Osas Ajibade had a great year in the style department, what with being styled by some of the best stylists in the game like Swanky Jerry and Yummie Ogbebor. Osas has also worn pieces from Nigerian designers like Moofa Designs, Rayo.ng, Ladytiffylou amongst others.
15) Toyin Aimakhu – Actress
Toyin Aimkahu also became a style sensation this year thanks to her stylist/fashion designer, Tolumi Abiola. Toyin also rocked loads of fashion pieces from Chelsdomm fashion house.
16) Yemi Alade – Singer
The list will be incomplete without Yemi Alade. Yemi Alade’s fusion of African prints in her style always readily puts her in a style world of her own. Yemi’s styling this year was done by House of Tangerine and she has worn pieces from Iconic Invanity, fashion store: Elanred Store amongst others.
Toyin Aimakhu, Toke Makinwa, Waje, Tayo Sobola
17) Toyin Lawani – Fashionpreneur
When you see Toyin Lawani, you see a fashion goddess. Toyin is one creative fashion designer whose style has no boundaries. You don’t see the normal styles with Toyin’s designs, you always get the rush and are captivated by her sense of style. Toyin wears only her designs (TiannahStyling).
18) Toke Makinwa – Rhythm FM OAP/Vlogger
For someone who attends loads of events, we must say Toke Makinwa stepped out for every event looking sensational and captivating thanks to her award winning stylist, Harvella Styles. Toke also wore pieces from Nigerian designers, Aprilbykunbi, Toju Foyeh, WanniFuga, EveandTribe, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi amongst others.
19) Waje – Singer
Waje has had a fascinatingly captivating and stylish year thanks to her award winning stylist, Damilola ‘Msmodish’ Oke and the list will be incomplete without her. Waje has worn pieces from Nigerian Designers like Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Sisiano, Iconolabrand amongst others.
You can see the positive style synergy between Waje and Msmodish when you see Waje on the stage/red carpet.
20) Tayo Sobola – Actress
When we see Tayo Sobola, we see a lady who loves to have fun with her fashion style. No matter what Tayo is seen wearing, she is always poised confidently and with so much fun in pictures she takes. Let’s say she gives the right style attitude to her ensembles.
All photos compiled and article written by Dayo Odubanjo for www.fashionpheeva.com
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Dayo is the 2017 NWA Fashion Blogger of the year and the Managing Editor for Fashionpheeva. She is a graduate of Aquaculture & Fisheries Management from Funaab and an Associate member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. Dayo loves writing about fashionable people. You can follow her on Instagram @apphiaanna and @fashionpheeva