This year, Nigerian female celebrities definitely upped the ante when it came to their style game. The result was an increase in the number of actresses and musicians who captured our attention with their remarkable fashion choices. From their casual looks to their red carpet style and traditional attires, the women on this list had us glued to them all year long and are without a doubt the most fashionable Nigerian women of 2019.
This year, we turn our fashion focus on Nollywood stars as we continue to shine the light on the steadily growing industry which gained even more international recognition in 2019.
While some of these ladies make a return from our 2018 Rave List, there are a number of notable additions to the 2019 list. The leading Nigerian women on this list weren’t afraid to take risks with their style picks including their hairstyles and makeup looks. Another thing they all had in common? Confidence! They owned their looks and delivered with poise. They ultimately made their mark and were consistent in their delivery of uber-stylish garbs in 2019.
In as much as we welcome the newcomers to this list, we can’t wait to see how their looks will continue to evolve in 2020 even as we also look out to see how other celebrities will help redefine the Nigerian fashion and style culture next year.
Meet the top 10 most stylish Nigerian celebrities of 2019…
10. Chika Ike
A new addition to the Rave List, Nollywood actress, TV personality, producer, Havard trained businesswoman, philanthropist, real estate developer, creator of African Diva reality TV show, former model and author, Chika Ike has had quite a fashionable year. Not only did she serve #girlboss inspiration in 2019, but she also hit many right fashion notes, leaving us excited to watch her style metamorphosis in the coming years. Nigerian women rock.
9. Nancy Isime
‘Host with the most’ as she rightly refers to herself, Nancy Isime definitely killed many of the looks she chose in 2019. Besides keeping us in love with her blonde low cut look, she made us fall in love once again with her fresh approach to style.
8. Mimi Onalaja
For 2019, media girl Omowumi ‘Mimi’ Onalaja stuck to fun, minimalist and sophisticated looks when it came to her style. She made it a duty to always bring something interesting to every look and nailed her top looks with an effortless vibe we certainly appreciate.
7. Toni Tones
We can’t deny the fact that Toni Tones always owns the red carpet whenever she steps on it. In 2019, favouring cobalt blue like a newfound love, she did not slow down on the glamorous and edgy style she is known to serve.
6. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy Aigbe, the Nigerian actress, director and businesswoman who is best known for her Yoruba indigenous movies consistently dished out rave-worthy Aso ebi styles in 2019 as she became the face of contemporary Owambe glamour. We can’t wait to see how she will take her overall style game to the next level in 2020.
5. Linda Osifo
Nollywood it-actress of the moment, Linda Osifo is not only as talented as she is beautiful but is also one of the Nigerian celebrities who’s become a regular on many best-dressed lists. For one, the vivacious 28-year old does not shy away from flaunting her curves and has proven over time that she has her style game on lockdown. Nigerian women rock.
4. Ini Edo
A-list actress, Ini Edo who amped up her style game in 2018 and ended up on our best-dressed list, kept the tempo up and proved that she’s no one-hit wonder! The Akwa Ibom-born actress cum movie producer raised the bar even higher in 2019 as her curves also took centre stage.
3. Sharon Ooja
Multiple times certified Style Raven, Sharon Ooja, not only dazzles us with her smile but also with her looks. From her beauty looks to her sense of style, Sharon has stayed winning in 2019. The 28-year-old Benue State indigene has mastered the art of dressing for her lithe frame and sure knows how to play with colours.
2. Ini Dima-Okojie
Besides knowing how to serve face, Nollywood actress and presenter Ini Dima-Okojie also knows how to keep things adventurous, versatile and totally sophisticated. In 2019, the question wasn’t whether Ini Dima-Okojie would appear on our weekly Rave-worthy list but rather, what she would appear in!
1. Toke Makinwa
Every week in 2019, media personality Toke Makinwa made sure she kept her looks as stylish and as luxurious as she could. Saying she was the ultimate Style Raven in 2019 would be just right. The 35-year-old budding actress, entrepreneur and popular OAP consistently served everything from hip to sophisticated style and we couldn’t help but permanently stan!
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