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Nigerian Celebrity Styles to Replicate

By Odunmorayo Oke
19 November 2023   |   10:00 am
While Nigeria is known for its vibrant and maximalist fashion, some of the country's most influential style stars are currently embracing a more understated aesthetic. This is evident in the recent looks of fashion influencers like Olivia Arukwe and Angela Obasi, who have both been spotted in minimalist ensembles that are both chic and sophisticated.…

While Nigeria is known for its vibrant and maximalist fashion, some of the country’s most influential style stars are currently embracing a more understated aesthetic. This is evident in the recent looks of fashion influencers like Olivia Arukwe and Angela Obasi, who have both been spotted in minimalist ensembles that are both chic and sophisticated.

This shift in style is a refreshing change of pace, and it shows that Nigerian fashion is constantly evolving. It also proves that style players in Nigeria are not afraid to experiment with different looks.

Here are some of the ways that Nigerian fashion influencers are embracing a more understated aesthetic:

Powede Awujo’s blue dress is a sight to behold. The pleated, mono-sleeve, A-line dress resembles the tranquil ocean on a clear day, and her sky blue heels and bag complete the look perfectly. She radiates charm in this ensemble, and it’s enough to make anyone want to gate-keep the hue.

Nigerian celebrity chef, Hilda Baci, is an embodiment of casual chic. Her outfit, an ode to comfort and trendiness, features a black long-sleeve crop top and camouflage cargo pants — where edgy meets laid-back. Baci’s ensemble is a clear reminder that fashion doesn’t have to be extravagant to make a statement.

 

Bella Okagbue never fails to turn heads with her fashion choices, and this black dress from Xtra Brides Lagos is no exception. The BBN star looked stunning in the flamboyant gown, which features a statement flower-like detail across the shoulder, a sweetheart neckline studded with pearl embellishments, and a thigh-high slit with a puffy design. Okagbue completes the look with crystal-studded heels and understated jewelry, proving that sometimes less is more.

 

Mo Abudu’s glamorous evening look will make a statement at your next soiree. The media mogul dons a gold corset bodice strapped elegantly above a gold-and-black bottom, creating a sophisticated and eye-catching silhouette. She finishs off the look with gold ankle-strapped pumps, elegant stud earrings, and a cocktail ring, adding a touch of luxury to the ensemble.

Style influencer Mimi Onalaja turned heads in this eye-catching ensemble featuring a black long-sleeve cropped blouse and a basket weave-inspired skirt in shades of black, blue, and red. The contrasting colors and textures of the outfit create a visually dynamic effect, while the tailored fit accentuates Onalaja’s curves.