Nigerian stylists have become forces to be reckoned with in the fashion industry and while a lot keep soaring some have delved into creating their own lifestyle brands.
With a solid knowledge of what the industry entails mixed with what clients and the publics want creating a way to satisfy this and filling the missing gap, these stylists have made something good out of their passion.
While some of these stylists started off as designers, some have created a brand out of their love for fashion while some have dabbled into other industry but have created their own brands within the lifestyle industry.
- Bubu Ogisi is a stylist known for her artsy interpretation. She’s styled editorials and worked with top celebrities including Asa, Rita Dominic and many more.
She’s also the creative brains behind Iamisigo; a womenswear brand with a standalone store in Lagos Nigeria.
Her brand has presented across major fashion weeks and it’s still growing strong.
2. Adebayo Oke-Lawal
Adebayo Oke-Lawal is known for his selective styling and has worked on major shoots, styled top celebrities in the past years till date. He is the founder and creative director of Orange Culture a menswear brand out of Nigeria that has gotten rave reviews and has shown across major shows in different parts of the world.
3. Jane Micheal Ekanem
Jane Micheal Ekanem is one of the most popular stylist in Nigeria, known for making a stylish brand out of TV girl Bolanle Olukanni and popular celebrities. She recently gave a peek at her own line of womenswear pieces which has since adorned some of her clients’ bodies.
4. Toyin Lawani
Toyin Lawani is a stylist who’s worked with a lot of Nigerian and top celebrities. Known for her loud and over the top yet functional pieces, she’s made a name for herself as a fashion stylist.
5. Ezinne Chinkata
Ezinne Chinkata is a stylist to the stars who’s worked with celebrities including Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Monalisa Chinda.
She owns the Zinkata brand; a boutique/ready to wear store where she stocks handpicked pieces from brands, Zinkata.com a fashion/e-retail website and Zinkata as a fashion styling and consultancy services.
6. Ade Samuels Shoes
With an impressive clientele including Kelly Rowland, Jhene Aiko, Yara Shahidi and Big Sean amongst other celebrities L.A based celebrity stylist Ade Samuel got her break after assisting stylist James Worthington Demolet during her internship at Teen Vogue internship.