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KOKO’s Men Of The Week: Seven Nigerian Stylists That Styled Their Way To The Top

By KOKO

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. Today we’re taking a bold look at some of the most fashionable male celebrity stylists whose works have been approved by many in the industry.
Dimeji Alara
Parisian-born fashion editor, Dimeji Alara has garnered an impressive resume in fashion and has worked internationally with magazines such as Elle, GQ and Glamour. Before becoming the first black male at Elle South Africa, he also worked with some Nigerian magazines. He has also worked with international designers in the likes of David Tlale and Craig Jacobs as fashion director.
Ugo Mozie

Ugo Mozie is one of the most influential fashion personalities in the world today. The Nigerian born stylist and designer is currently the fashion editor at large at 360 magazine, the New York fashion editor of Ghubar magazine, and fashion contributor at WAD magazine in Paris. His clientele list also includes top international stars ranging from the likes of Beyonce to Davido.

Swanky Jerry

The Award-winning style extraordinaire, Jeremiah Ogbodo popularly known as Swanky Jerry has styled some of the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Despite his young age, he has proved to be one of the top stylists rocking the red carpet. His clienteles include the likes of Nigerian stars such as Tonto Dikeh, Davido, D’banj, Ice Prince, DJ Spinall, 2face and a host of others over the last two years.

Godson Ukaegbu

Though it is difficult to describe Godson without a diagram with many nodes. He is currently Deputy Editor at Mania Magazine where he employs his creative wits and subtle daring tendencies to good use. As a fashion editor and stylist, a segment of his many expressions where he masterfully articulates the business of fashion as it works in tandem with professional visual communication.

Tokyo James

His impeccable styling and editorial stint at ROUGH and MADE Magazine will tell the creative depth of Tokyo James. The Stylist/Editor who relocated to Nigeria flagged his first menswear collection that garnered amazing reviews last year and made his debut appearance at the South Africa Menswear Week this year. Tokyo he has worked with brands like Hugo Boss, Issey Miyake, Polo Avenue and Lagos Fashion and Design Week.

Moses Ebite

The name Moses Ebite may not ring a bell to many, but Moash Styling would ring a loud bell to anyone who is in the business of fashion and styling. He has stablished himself as one of Nigeria’s leading stylists and the go-to person for the creation of signature style, personal shopping, Wardrobe/image consultations, makeovers, fashion and an extended array of styling work. He has worked with the biggest names in the entertainment industry ranging from actors, actress, to media personalities.

Jide Adedeji

Jide kicked off his fashion career as a freelance model, fashion stylist and makeup artist with Sleek cosmetics before branching out into designing his own line of clothing popularly known as J Reason. Jide who still works in the capacity of Head Stylist at African Fashion Week Nigeria, Ovation Television and Music Meets Runway has his design philosophy tied to street wear but still caters to men and women with bespoke cravings.Photo Credit: Getty

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