We all know that behind every well-dressed celebrity is a stylist who is working tirelessly to create the most fabulous looks. These stylists put in a lot of effort to make your favorite celebrities look good and they are the driving force behind some of the coolest fashion trends that we get to see.
Celebrities have a lot to live up to when it comes to their wardrobe, between the red carpet appearances, magazine covers, and campaign photoshoots. This is where the stylist comes into play.
However, most stylists work behind-the-scenes, so we never hear much about them. To appreciate these hardworking people we have put together 10 female celebrity stylists who are responsible for making your favorite stars look good all the time.
1. Toyin Lawani (Tiannah Styling)
Popularly called Tiannah, 31-years old Toyin Lawani prides herself as a serial entrepreneur with interests in designing, fashion consultancy, celebrity photo shoot, and music video styling.
She most certainly has a lot of experience under her belt, styling people from Florence Ita Giwa, Toke Makinwa, Omoni Oboli to Eniola Badmus and many others.
In 2013, she was awarded Stylist of the Year by ELOY awards. Lawani has equally styled numerous celebrities for magazines like Wow, Allure, This Day and Complete Fashion and showcased at different Fashion Shows including Africa Fashion Week in Lagos, Music Meets Runway and New York Fashion Show.
2. Tobeena (Harvella styles)
Tobeena is one of those celebrity stylists that rarely show their faces but you know them through their work. With a list of hot celebrity names like Annie Idibia and Toke Makinwa under her styling belt, this pristine style star is definitely on our radar.
3. Rhoda Ebun
Rhoda Ebun is one of the fastest rising stylist and consultant in the Nigerian fashion industry. She has worked with celebrities like Waje, Niniola and Vimbai.
4. Jane Micheal Ekanem
Jane Micheal is a well-known fashion stylist as well as a fashion entrepreneur. Known for her work with Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage among others, the top stylist has definitely left a mark so much that she was recently featured on CNN’s African voices as the stylist behind some of the hottest Nigerian celebrities.
5. Abbyke Domina
She’s the CEO of House of Dominus and Domina and has styled top celebrities like Annie Idibia, Juliet Ibrahim, Mercy Aigbe, Beverly Osu
6. Ejiro Amos Tafiri
This fast-rising stylist is the creative designer of the label that bears her name. She has worked with celebrities like Mercy Aigbe, Toolz, Rita Dominic and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde just to mention a few.
7. Damilola Oke (Ms Modish)
Damilola Oke (Ms Modish) is an award-winning stylist, Fashion PR consultant and fashion blogger.
Damilola started her brand in 2013 and has worked with top corporate brands, banking and telecoms organizations on their corporate campaigns. She styles celebrities both for their music videos and their red carpet outings. Some of these include; Waje, Falz, Patoranking, M.I. Abaga and many more.
8. Yolanda Okereke
Although Yolanda Okereke studied Chemical Engineering in school, she has turned out to become one of Nigeria’s most sought-after stylist.
Since she began in 2009 with Monalisa Chinda and Djinee, her clientele has increased sufficiently, including Kate Henshaw, Rita Dominic, Nse Ikpe-Etim, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Desmond Elliot and others on her list.
Yolanda also works as a Brand Consultant, Producer, and Bridal Consult
She also worked as the costume designer for The Wedding Party 1 & 2
and Royal Hibiscus Hotel.
9. Mimi Yina (Medlin Boss)
Mimi is MD/CEO of Medlin Couture, stylist, personal shopper, and fashionista to the core. With over 250k followers on I.G, Mimi delivers her personal fashion and style and inspires many daily. She has worked with major celebrities like Tonto Dikeh, Annie Idibia, Funke Akindele Bello, Alex Unusual, Ifu Ennada, and many others.
10. Tolu Bally
Fashion designer and stylist, Tolu Bally has inscribed her name in gold as one of the best in her generation with her brand, 2207. She has been able to redefine the way pieces and colors are stitched together through her creativity and love for art. Within the space of two years, the mother of one has not only worked with loads of top celebrities in Nigeria like Toyin Abraham, Omotola Jalade, Cee-C, Linda Osifo, Lilly Afe, Mercy Aigbe, and many others.