Approximately two months ago, I got a call from African Magic, with an exciting project: To style the movie stars in a video shoot, that would be airing on DSTV. It was for the re-launch/brand of their different channels… Yes please..
I had to style at least 18 different people with barely 2 days to pull it off… Also they had very specific themes. I went for it doggedly and called and pulled up all my contacts. I must say the fashion industry can be very helpful and kind.. So many designers took on my lofty requests at such short notice.. Here’s a big thank you to you all.. My darling sister was around on holiday as well.. Chiii was super helpful and fielded most of my almost meltdowns.. We made a super terrific team.
Here are some stills from the shoot.. They are unedited images..but still I felt it only fair to share…
Chika Ike in a wrap dress by Ejiro Amos Tafiri..
Fathia Balogun in a lovely lace mixed dress by Odio Mimonet
and Linda Ejiofor in Ejiro Amos Tafiri Seperates..
Coupled with adorable Chuks.. Styled By us as well..
Majid had 2 different looks from 2 great Nigerian designers..
He wore this really cute blue suit by Menswear label.. TI Nathan..
His second outfit was by also by a Nigerian Men’s wear Label called Rhobes..
..Oge Okoye is in a really pretty dress by Chidinma Obairi..
..and she kept me inspired all day long with her fierceness.. Taiwo Ajayi Lycett!
and there goes Uti and Sika Osei! Uti is also wearing T.I. Nathan while Sike is all aglow in House of Marie..
.. and then the Lovely O.C Ukeje is all traditional preppy in this T.I Nathan Mixed waistcoat outfit and Ankara Pants from Grey..
In the next picture..he is wearing a tradtional top by Kola Kudus..
and Linda’s second outfit is a pretty rad two-piece by Grey..
She looks even cuter in the picture below..Chuks is also styled from the Zinkata wardrobe.. His Black Top with Zip details is by T.I Nathan
..whilst the gorgeous Patience Ozokwor glows prettily in Odio Mimonet.
Rukky Sanda smolders really sexily in a lovely black dress by Meena…
Then we have one of our favorite Yoruba actors, Sanyeri Afonja in Kola Kudus… Vibrant African Wear..
Ini Edo finds her inner African Belle in this Ankara print dress from Zinkata
…and dont they make a dashing couple?? It’s Gideon Okeke and Beverley Naya.. Beverley is wearing a cute orange dress with a matching neckpiece by House of Marie while Gideon has a really nice Mixed Denim blazer from Rhodes clothing..
Their second outfit was equally interesting…Beverley Naya is styled in a yellow House of Marie Bustier dress with feather details while Gideon is all dapper in a Blue Blazer by Rhodes..
Lastly, I leave you with these beautiful Hausa Actresses.. They brought their own pieces for the shoot..
Have a great weekend all.. and see even more fab pictures on instagram.. @zinkata1..