An average Nigerian man is fashionable. Indeed, the Nigerian culture unravels the quintessence of style, beauty and most importantly, creative combination of fashion.
From hectic Monday mornings to praise-infused Sundays, every Nigerian man is slaying somewhere in the world. Brands such as T.M. Lewin and Tom Ford aside; a Nigerian man looks sharp rocking his traditional attire accompanied with impeccable shoes. Shoes make the man elegant.
To every 21st century man, fashion is beyond colours and coats. It is a mindset, an ideology; an edifice that must be thoroughly constructed to express itself. Fashion is no longer the clothes, it is the man.
You do not need to try hard to be fashionable. Like Steve Jobs said, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’. Keep it simple and remain profound in the selection of your outfit, shower, stay clean and dress suave.
Indeed, there are numerous advantages attached to looking smart and immaculately defined. There is a popular saying, ‘the way you dress is the way you would be addressed’. Of course, no one reminds a fellow native to avoid a mad man when they see one.
Also, nobody reminds an admirer to inhale the aura exuded by a classic man wearing a scintillating fragrance. You just have to grasp a glimpse of the moment.
A quick reminder, check yourself twice before you leave home.
Certainly, the ten men on our list are good looking fashionistas from diverse backgrounds, ideologies. But they all have a similar goal in mind- Dress nice and drop everyone’s jaw on the floor.
Equally important, the entertainers on our list are professionals in their respective fields. It would do you no harm to learn one or two things from them.
Check out the 1st List of fashionable Nigerian men
Becoming a man isn’t a day job. However, carving a niche as a dandy, a classic man commences with a single step. First, learn from the best then define your own style.
1st News has selected the ten best-dressed men for 2019. Learn and discover more fashion tips from the creatives below.
1.Mike Edwards (Reality star, Big Brother Naija)
Mike Edwards came into prominence during the recently concluded Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem season. Equally important, he finished as the runner-up of the popular reality show.
Indeed, the 6’4 tall British-born Nigerian businessman and entertainment polymath quickly stole the hearts of numerous viewers across the world primarily because of his suave demeanour.
Equally important, he recently hit one million followers on the photosharing app, Instagram.
2. Richard Mofe-Damijo (Actor)
Richard Mofe-Damijo dubbed RMD has remained relevant in the movie industry in the last two decades. At 58, RMD keeps getting better like fine wine.
As a matter of fact, he stands above his peers, not just because of his good looks; but predominantly because of his ability to adapt and understand the essence of seasons. RMD’s charisma and charming personality has left every movie producer with no decision but to include him in their project.
In the last five years, the 58-year-old actor has appeared in primarily blockbuster Nollywood movies. Also, he is currently playing the role of the deceptive character, Angel in the MTV base series, Shuga.
RMD is doing something right. He is trim, cut and he remains one of the most enchanting fathers in Nollywood.
3. Burna Boy (Musician)
Grammy-nominated singer, Burna Boy needs no introduction. He is everywhere, his song is on Billboard, his name is on everyone’s lips. Equally important, he is the self-acclaimed African Giant.
Burna Boy has always been a maverick, a man of his own. Burna has been dishing out the fundamental elements of style since his mainstream emergence in 2012. Further, he made the vintage outfit trend couple of years ago. In addition, he almost singlehandedly retired the pervasive outfit; ‘my money grows like a weed’ and ‘I Facebooked your mum’.
Burna redefined style and fashion in the music industry. Definitely, he came into the scene as the first of his kind.
4. Denola Gray (Fashion Consultant)
Denola Adepetun, known as Dénola Grey, is a freelance fashion consultant and writer and an on-air multimedia personality.
He commenced fashion at age 18.
He initially wrote style tips for men with BellaNaija and subsequently; Denola recorded style tips on camera for segments on EbonyLife.
He works with Orange Culture and he is one of the Brand Ambassadors for LFDW.
5. Timini Egbuson (Actor)
Talented Nollywood actor and producer, Timini Egbuson is one young man that can almost never go wrong when it comes to style.
‘Cool cat’ personified, every cloth worn by the 32-year-old actor comes off as pivotal in the pop culture movement in this part of the world.
He became notable in 2013 after he played Tobi in the television series Shuga. He hosted GT Bank’s Fashion week red carpet alongside Sharon Ooja in 2017.
6. Ric Hassani (Musician)
Ric Hassani is the fascinating Nigerian singer who busted into the music scene with his hit single, ‘Gentleman‘.
7. Falz (Musician, Actor)
Award-winning rapper, Falz is the leader of the Sweet Boys Association. A society that was established in 2018 for the sole purpose of celebrating handsome and successful young men. Falz himself is a work of art, a creative honcho and has always executed his duties duly.
The Nigerian rapper is one of the most fashionable crooners in the country. Falz doesn’t just wear designer outfits in his music videos, he rocks them for the aim of passing across a message.
Nowadays, the ‘Ronaldo’ crooner is flaunting the interesting sugar daddy look.
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8. Rema (Musician)
Don Jazzy’s protegee, Rema is among the most fashionable men in the country. He is young and getting it.
His style might not resonate with the older generation, however, his braids, piercings and choice of clothing are defining the cultural aesthetics of the emerging generation.
Rema is serving his peers the rudiments of being a cool kid.
9. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (Media personality)
This list would be incomplete without the inclusion of Big Brother Naija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
Ebuka is a renowned fashionista, television anchor and he is a former Big Brother Naija contestant.
Till date, he is perhaps the most visibly successful housemate from the first BBN.
He finished in 8th position that season; Ebuka has anchored the last two BBN seasons in 2017 and 2018 consecutively.
It is apparent that the talented host is more than an intelligent man but he has the charisma and competence of professional convener.
10. D’banj (Musician)
The fashionable Koko Master, D’banj will wrap up the list for us. The multitalented musician is an embodiment of charisma, a man of timber and calibre.
Everything works for this sexy musician.
D’Banj knows how to slay with his blazer and tuxedos and still wear his shirt and sneakers to rock any event and still good.