Five Men Who Are Making A Difference in the Nigerian Fashion Industry

By Chichi Azozie

nigerian fashion industry


The Nigerian Fashion industry is mostly dominated by women. From designers, stylist, bloggers and makeup artist, fashion generally is perceived to be a woman’s thing but in recent times a lot of men are breaking out to join the game and are doing remarkably well even outshining their female counterparts in the game.

We judged by their works and how reputable they are. These men topped our list. Check them out:

Jeremiah Ogbodo

Popularly known as “Swanky Jerry”. Have you noticed that this young man is the most sort after celebrity stylist in 2020 up till now? Every outstanding look in a major event has his signature on it. He has so many international recognitions to his name and recently was mentioned in the “Forbes 30 under 30”. So many celebrities and reputable personalities like Tonto Dike, Tiwa Savage, Mercy Ike have been styled by him. He is indeed “the force” and knows his onion in his business.










Mai Atafo

This fashion mogul is not a new name in the industry. Over the years, he has proven his competence. He is the king in bridals and corporate suits. He has become one of Africa’s most prestigious fashion labels consistently delivering high-quality, luxury pieces with an emphasis on unrivalled craftsmanship and tailoring.


Noble Igwe

This Man-fashionista is famous for his blog “Style Vitae” where he throws a lot of emphasis on fashion and styling. His personal style and contribution to the Nigerian fashion industry is very remarkable. He started a campaign to push Nigeria’s most crafty yet underlooked market, Aba. His campaign raised awareness for Nigerians to patronise their own.










Yomi Makun

If you are used to celebrity’s casual and traditional style, you will know the CEO of Yomi Casuals. Brother to the Nigerian actor and comedian, AY.  He is the king of modern fashion here in Nigeria. Started out in 2007 and not quite long, he was able to stand out and gain a lot of attention and admiration for his work. A lot of famous celebrities like Uti Nwachukwu, Zach Orji, Ramsey Noah and RMD has worn his pieces.










Denola Grey

Started his career at a very young age. This model and fashion consultant have a lot of achievements to his name including being listed in “Forbes 30 under 30”. Last year, he had a collaboration with the popular fashion brand, Orange culture. He is also an ambassador to LFDW. In 2012, he assisted with the organisation of New York Fashion Week. His main area of expertise is fashion writing and designing. Denola Grey Blog is one of the most successful internet web pages when it comes to Fashion in Nigeria. He has over 24,000 followers on various social media platforms.










We also reviewed the women that are contributing enormously to the Nigerian Fashion Industry. Check it out here

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