It’s no news that the Nigerian entertainment industry is often referred to as the Hollywood of Africa, with international recognition from various quarters. This piece is in furtherance of this popular notion, as it seeks to recognize some of the most stylish male celebrities around here.
Our list of stylish celebrities here cuts across the music and movie industry in Nigeria, but the common feature is in the suave nature of these men. We can all disagree on a lot of things, but not in the fact of these guys being absolute style icons, well, as far as 2015 is concerned.
In addition; most, if not all of these men are brand figures which explains that their public image has been another key factor that helped in compiling this.
Another factor we considered is their ability to light up the red carpets, their strong blend of traditional attires as well as the overall swanky air around them.
Without any fuss, here’s our list of top 10 most debonair celebrities for 2015 so far.
1. Banky W
Bankole Wellington is the man for the cameras any day, anytime. He is fresh, smooth and articulate. He is unmistakably number one on this list for many other obvious reasons. He sits atop the affairs at Empire Mates Entertainment (EME). He also directs videos, the most recent being the visuals for his High Notes single which was shot in South Africa.
You can catch the behind-the-scene pictures of the
Dapo Oyebanjo needs no introduction in the African entertainment space. He has been prominent in the music industry for the last one decade. In spite of his split with erstwhile partner, Don Jazzy, the Oliver Twist singer has had a great run nonetheless.
3. IK Ogbonna
The model/ actor is married to Columbian beauty, Sonia Morales. He is third on our list of stylish men for his charm and confidence.
Syndik8 Records boss, Chukie Edozien more popularly known as Lynxxx, is a hip hop artiste with a number of hits to his name.
Beyond music, he has various other entrepreneurial involvements here and there. He talks a bit about it his plans to build an empire here.
5. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
Uchendu shot into limelight after an appearance on Big Brother Nigeria in 2006 and hasn’t left the radar ever since. He is a TV host and compere, in addition to his professional qualifications in intellectual property law.
6. Peter Okoye
One half of the duo of P Square, Peter, is many ladies’ dream guy. He is married to Lola Omotayo, and the pair has been together since 2013.
Peter and Paul who started out in 2001 have made wonderful music and performed around the world. In contrast to many speculations of their break up, the brothers are still together and making music.
7. Emmanuel Ikubese
Former Mr. Nigeria, Ikubese, needs no introduction in social gatherings. He is a brand ambassador, model and actor. He was also part of the first season of the famed MTV series, Shuga.
8. Don Jazzy
The Mavins boss, born Michael Collins Ajereh, is best defined as the fusion of Dre and Timberland in the Nigerian music space.
He has numerous hits and awards to show for his abilities. His style game is also topnotch which explains why he is in this list.
Following closely is Iyanya who also shares the eighth position on this list. The muscular singer is a cool dresser who understands his body enough to look good on anything he wears.
9. Richard Mofe Damijo
Seasoned actor, Richard Mofe Damijo makes it into this list because it will be criminal to exempt him. He is a blend of the ageless, unique feel of the early ‘90s as well as the pop culture craze of the 21 century.
He started off acting and then proceeded to hold public office in his state. At 54, he is still good to go on many a red carpet and event around the country.
10. This position is also jointly shared by Ice Prince Zamani and Kcee.
Zamani is a multi-award winning rapper and label executive at Chocolate City music. He is famed for a number of hits, as well as his international appeal.
Kcee is signed to 5Star music and never fails to deliver style-wise when he is at a social function. He came off the group Kcee Presh and has done great with his solo career.
Not long ago, a 5Star artiste Skiibii was caught up in a messy PR stunt that got the entire entertainment unsettled for a bit.