It’s been one incredibly stylish year in Nigeria. This year, we saw a lot of celebrities who hitherto, didn’t particularly care about fashion actually step up their games. 2017 wasn’t business as usual, everyone actually put in work to make sure they stand out or at the very least, aren’t left behind.
And what this meant for our Best Dressed List was, it took more time than it normally would to choose 10 out of the very stylish lot. But with the help of our followers on social media and a select group of industry experts, we were able to select 10 stars whose styles shone brightest and stood them out from their peers.
Take a look.
1. Somkele Idhalama
Leading the pack this year is the very beautiful actress, Somkele Idhalama. The mother of one is in a class of her own. There is nobody quite like her, and this uniqueness trails down to her fashion choices. This year, the award-winning actress and sister to fashion designer Andreah Iyamah kept us glued to her Instagram page in anticipation of her next look. And for every time a red carpet event was messed up by ridiculous fashion, we could always count on Somkele to save the day.
2. Toke Makinwa
The queen of doing the most, Toke Makinwa has had an amazing year and her style throughout the year is testament to that. Whether she was gracing a red carpet, going out for drinks with her girls, or jet-setting, the media personality and bestselling author made sure she was never found wanting.
3. Rita Dominic
Over the years, Rita has consistently blessed us with stellar looks and this year wasn’t any different. We saw her wear a lot of Lanre DaSilva Ajayi this year and kill it every single time. At 42, Ree Dee is the star every other star aspires to be. Pure class!
4. Jennifer Oseh
There are the ones who follow trends and there are the ones who create them. Jennifer Oseh falls under the latter. A risk taker, it doesn’t get bolder or more fierce than the model, stylist and video vixen popularly known as The Lady Vhodka.
5. Beverly Naya
Consistent slayage topped off with the right amount of sass and sexiness, Beverly didn’t have a single bad look this year. The Sisiano faux Agbada and hat look she wore to the premiere of My Wife & I in August will go down in history as one of the dopest looks ever!
6. Ini Dima-Okojie
With a snatched waist and looks executed to a T, Ini boldly wrote and cemented her name in the fashion walk of fame in 2017. She was definitely taking no prisoners this year and we can’t wait to see what she has for us in the coming year.
7. Mimi Onalaja
Mimi served looks this year. And it didn’t matter whether it was a high-end brand like Lanre DaSilva Ajayi or an affordable brand like The 5K Shop, or even her go-to-designer, Fablane By Derin, Mimi kept it classy and clean, very!
8. Genevieve Nnaji
We didn’t see a lot of the style queen this year but she made sure that every one of the few appearances she made counted. At the LFDW wearing Bridget Awosika, at TIFF wearing Maki Oh, Genny showed us she is undefeated.
9. Stephanie Coker
Stephanie wasn’t taking chances this year. She single-handedly redefined asoebi in 2017 with the help of designer Style Temple, gave us a classic on her wedding day and made excellent sartorial choices during her The Voice Nigeria outing.
10. Bolanle Olukanni
Coming in at number 10 is Bolanle Olukanni who kept it pretty and chic all year round. Comfort seemed to be her key word and she pulled it off neatly.