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Meet top 5 celebrities’ fashion stylists


Mai Atafo This name won’t sound strange to anybody that is familiar with the fashion world, in Nigeria and in other African countries.

His love for fashion has really made him one of the best fashion designers in Nigeria.

Mai Atafo was best known to be designing men suit, before he eventually launched a Bridal Collection he called ‘Wedding by Mai’.

He designs bridal gowns, little bridesmaids, groom suits, blazers alongside with waistcoats. Aside been a Fashion Designer he is also consults as a marketing specialist, he develops concept, coordinates and produces events and TV shows.

Mai Atafo is a fashion artist (MAI), fashion editor (Genevieve), stylist, entertainment consultant and compere.

He also designs red carpets gowns and suits for many celebrities, which includes Mercy Johnson, Dakore Egbuson, Stephanie Okereke, Stella Damascus, Gbenro Ajibade, Ramsey Nouah, ExBeauty Queens Omowunmi Akinnifesi, Munachi Abii, and Adaeze Igwe, Musicians include Banky W, D’Banj, 2face, M.I., Bez, Waje, and Omawumi and other important clients such as JJ Okocha, Uti Nwachukwu, Ebuka and many more.

His creativity and unique way of designing his clothes, has won him up to 10 award over the years and that has made stand out among all.

Toju Foyeh Toju Foyeh Brand is owned by the creative designer that is fully into the ladies fashion.

Her brand is one the sophisticated design celebrities love to have on. Toju Foyeh’s collections are beautiful, bold and ambitious with the use of lace, silk, chiffon and enduring damask.

She deal with luxurious clothes that is always suitable for a cocktail party, dinner even a red carpet.

The Toju Foyehcollection offers well-tailored one of a kind fashion for the modern jet setting fashionista. She launched her brand at Arise Fashion Week in December 2011 and has since then become a style phenomenon in the fashion industry back home and abroad.

She now also have a brand new bridal collection called “Beguile” which means to charm or entice someone.

Some of her clients includes Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Funke AkideleBello, Gbemisola Olateru-Olagbegi, Chidinma amongst others.

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Swanky Jerry For Jeremiah Ogbodo better known as Swanky Jerry and CEO Swanky Signature, his eyes for details on each outfit made is second to none. Popularly known for his slogan ‘No swanky!! No styling’, he has sure carved a super niche for himself having styled some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

Despite his young age, his outfits have been rocked in most of the top red carpet events.

Here are some of his clients whom he has styled over the year and still counting, they include Juliet Ibrahim, Tonto Dikeh, Majid Michel, Iyanya, Ice Prince, MI, Yung L, Timaya, Don Jazzy, D’Prince, Davido, 2face, Annie Macaulay, Ini Edo, Ik Ogbonna, Toke Makinwa, Waje, Emma Nyra and a host of others Toyin Lawani With over 15 businesses to her name; her fashion house stood out dishing out some of the most creative designs.

Tiannah Styling pitched her tent not just as designer alone but also one of the leading top fashion consultancy, celebrity photo-shoot boot and music video styling.

Having received numerous awards for her contribution in the fashion industry; Tiannah styling boast of clients not just in the entertainment field alone but all other sectors; some of her clientele includes, Eniola Badmus, Denrele Edun, Beverly Osu, Iyabo Ojo, Fathia Balogun, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Kaffy, Adekunle Gold, Ciara, Emma Nyra, Adunni Ade to mention but few Olakunbi Oyelese (April by Kunbi) A fashion label that specializes in bespoke and readyto-wear fashion for women who place a premium on the principles of fashion, fit and functionality.

Founded in the spring of 2010, the brand is the brainchild of Olakunbi Oyelese, a graduate of the renowned Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Inspired by the month of April – the start of the Spring season, APRIL by Kunbi has been built on the philosophies of “newness, freshness and colour”.

The designer works as stylist for Tiwa savage, toke Makinwa, Omotola and many more.

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