Ruling the red carpet


They are bold, fierce and know their onions when it comes to interpreting roles on the big screen. These actors also stand out on account of their style. These are some of Nigeria’s best dressed Nollywood celebrities

Richard Mofe-Damijo

One of Nollywood’s finest actors, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, is a veteran. An award-winning thespian, his impeccable style has earned him a permanent spot on the roll-call of stylish celebs. In his fifties, the former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State slays consistently.

Always on point, his fit and fabulous frame ensures that clothes sit well on him. A lover of traditional and western wear, his choice of clothes is not limited by colour or style. A risk-taker, he is always willing to try out new styles and effortlessly gravitates towards comfortable and mature garments that make him the centre of attention.

OC Ukeje

An accomplished actor, Christened Okechukwu Ukeje, aka OC Ukeje very early on in his career, began to display his mastery of style. The 35-year-old actor, model and musician, has starred in several blockbuster films that have drawn attention to his skill. A regular at red-carpet events, his style reflects his undeniable knack for looking resplendent at all times.

Ukeje, who was thrust into the limelight after he won the second edition of the Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show, loves to experiment with his attire by playing with unusual colours.

His style, though simple and uncomplicated, features well-tailored shirts and trousers, blazers, and hats, to name a few.

Alex Ekubo

A model cum actor, Alex Ekubo’s style oozes confidence. It does not matter if it’s on a movie set or a red-carpet function, his style confounds even his critics and gets them excited.

Blessed with eye-catching looks that complement his style, Alex is almost always garbed in clothes that do justice to his physique. His unique mastery of style tenets, no doubt influences his fashion.

Innovative and ahead of its time, Ekubo, who was first-runner-up at the Mr. Nigeria pageant, in 2010, loves to wear custom-made suits and matching accessories. Not forgetting his love for contemporary traditional wear, Ekubo does know how to step out in style.

Ramsey Nouah

At one time one of the most sought-after actors in Nollywood, Ramsey Nouah, has yet to pale into insignificance. In his forties, Nouah is still concerned with looking stylish and fashionable.

His eclectic style has yet to evade notice and has led to being labelled one of the best-dressed actors in this part of the world. His choices of clothes vary and complement his cool persona.

His favourite modes of dressing include pairing jeans and shirts, blazers and occasionally, he opts for traditional wear.

Smart and well turned-out, Ramsey never fails to make a lasting impression. His fans often describe him as ‘sharp and dapper-looking’ and the happily married actor and father has continued to live up to the billing.

Blossom Chukwujekwu

He won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 2015 AMVCAs for his stellar performance in a Nollywood production. A class act, Chukwujekwu has an eye for intricate details and he brings it to bear on his overall appearance.

Bright and breezy, his graceful comportment draws attention to his style that features a classy mix of old and new trends. Thankfully, his athletic frame ensures he pulls it off at all times. Simple, yet classy, he prefers clothes that somewhat hug his frame.

’Deyemi Okanlawon

Adeyemi Okanlawon popularly called ‘Deyemi’ is best known for his role in the TV series Gidi Up. With a number of movies to his credit, he is a stylish actor whose ability to mix and match clothes plus accessories describe his style leanings. A lover of western wear, Okanlawon is usually clad in suits, jeans, a trademark hat and shoes to match. In a recent interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, he says his fashion fetish would be ‘shoes’. Little wonder he steps out in a variety of them at events.

Joseph Benjamin

For this model, actor, voice-over artiste and co-host of MTN’s Project Fame West Africa, looking good appears to be a way of life. Joseph Benjamin, who knows what time it is in the fashion world, never goes astray with his fashion choices. The trendy Kogi State-born actor has an array of exotic suits that do justice to his frame.

Gideon Okeke

He brings the character of Philip Ade-Williams to light in the hugely popular Mnet soap, Tinsel. Gideon Okeke, who participated in the maiden edition of Big Brother Nigeria, has, no doubt, carved a niche for himself in Nollywood. One of the very few actors who dress well, Okeke never fails to leave an indelible impression on people in terms of his fashion sense. He flatters his well-set masculine features with high-end trousers, waist coats, hats, bow ties and suits, which endear him to a lot of fans who commend his approach to style.

Mike Ezuruonye

As an actor, he has come of age in Nollywood. Although he seems under the radar lately, Mike Ezuruonye cannot be ignored in the industry, having churned out several movies that have accorded him an enviable position in Nollywood. In a similar vein, he is a success story in the style department. The light-skinned actor, who loves to look good, can be sported wearing his trademark sunglasses, which are a must-have fashion item for most men. He also loves to wear fitted shirts, military-inspired trousers paired with T-shirts among other stylish clothes.

Gbenro Ajibade

A model and actor, he is married to the equally-talented and stylish actress, Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade. The father of one often steals the show at red carpet events due to his good looks and flair for fine clothing. Add that to his love for hats, he looks dapper all the time.

Whether it’s a formal or informal occasion, he sure knows how to steal the show with his fashion picks.

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