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Elegance, Style And Substance Awards 2014 Winners

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frankBEST OCCASIONS’ WEAR DESIGNER

HOUSE OF BUNOR

(FRANK OSODI)

Endowed craftsman whose head turning pieces are as enchanting as they are gasp-inducing at high-octane shindigs and soirees

 

 

 

 

 

mudi2BEST AFROCENTRIC DESIGNER

MUDI AFRICA (MUDIAGA ENAJEMO)

With a gift deeply rooted in the centre of the world (Africa), his wondrous creations are distinct and recognizable as authentically African.

 

 

 

 

ndidi obiohaMOST ELEGANT WOMAN

(40s CATEGORY)

MRS. NDIDI OBIOHA

Confident and courageous, knowledgeable about what works, her appearances in public domain warm hearts and demand adoration.

 

 

 

 

Herbert wigweMOST STYLISH MAN (40s)

HERBERT WIGWE

Sophistication and soigné are wrapped in his persona, and his apparels whisper class without being overwhelming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ituahMOST STYLISH MAN (50s)

PASTOR ITUAH IGHODALO

Repository of good form, he has honed his sense of style to an enviable spot where keen students assemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

silky touchSPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD, PACE SETTING CLOTHIEROGBUEFI VICTOR OKOLIE

(SILKY TOUCH EMPORIUM)

His slogan, ‘even the President was here’ grabbed attention and propelled aspirations.

For over three decades, OGBUEFI VICTOR OKOLIE sold dreams and desires, and made high class luxury products coveted.

Let’s applaud SILKY TOUCH…

 

 

 

 

 

vividSPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD, PACE SETTING DESIGNER

VIVID IMAGINATION

(GODWIN MEKWUYE)

Like the stamp, he stuck to his calling, never wavering or disillusioned. And in 28 years, Vivid Imagination has clothed the most fashionable Nigerians and those who want to belong to the best-dressed list.

The dandy has made the business attractive and respectable.

 

 

 

 

 

dame fasholaMOST ADORABLE FIRST LADY

DAME EMMANUELLA ABIMBOLA FASHOLA

She’s a picture of simplicity and humility. And she’s approachable, without airs, and adorable.

Demystifying power and all its perks, she wears the garment of love.

She’s one in a million in the seat of power.

 

 

 

 

 

AkpabioMOST STYLISH GOVERNOR IN NIGERIA

CHIEF GODSWILL OBOT AKPABIO

(Governor of Akwa Ibom)

He oozes style in megabytes, without being in-your-face or trying too hard.

This leader and politico who shepherds his people from Government House has the added advantage of providing the dividends of democracy that all can see and touch…

 

 

 

 

 

AdefulireMOST ELEGANT DEPUTY GOVERNOR

HON. (PRINCESS) VICTORIA ADEJOKE ORELOPE-ADEFULIRE

(Deputy Governor of Lagos)

For her, there’s no drama or fussiness, no elaborate appliqués. Simple, clean lines that have the stamp of sure-footedness describe her signature look.

Let’s applaud the elegance of simplicity…

 

 

 

gosMOST STYLISH SENATOR

SENATOR GANIYU OLANREWAJU SOLOMON

In the National Assembly, Abuja, he’s an object of perpetual admiration by keen students and icons of style. His sartorial inclination perches on top.

And in the Senate where he’s the voice of progress, he has many allies…

 

 

 

 

 

speakerMOST STYLISH SPEAKER

RT. HON. ADEYEMI IKUFORIJI

In Houses of Assembly across the nation, he looms large. And his colossal frame is enhanced by his choice drapes which have the aura of dignity and panache.

His clean and painstakingly assembled ensembles leave us in wonderment.

 

 

 

 

tejuoshoMOST ELEGANT LEGISLATOR

HONOURABLE MRS. FUNMI TEJUOSHO

In hallowed chambers, her grace and elegance melts difficult dissension and creates a comfortable ambience.

The legislator with a sense of appropriateness warms bosoms with her mien and gait and dress sense…

 

 

 

 

 

twiceFASTEST GROWING BRAND TWICE AS NICE

(MR. WAHEED SHONIBARE)

Abundantly gifted with eyes that can see far and business acumen that separates entrepreneurs and dreamers, he has made the business of selling fashion items coveted with an adorable business model.

With outlets across the nation and beyond, he has grown beyond belief…

 

 

 

 

 

chidiMOST STYLISH ENTERTAINER

CHIDI MOKEME

Among actors, comedians and musicians, he’s a leader in the style department.

Always well put together, with a swagger that transforms his attires into admirable apparels. This entertainer knows what works.

 

 

 

 

ritaMOST ELEGANT ENTERTAINER

RITA DOMINIC

Her comeliness and sense of beauty stand on top of the league and she knows the game like a pro.

Entertainer with added panache and X-Factor, she leads…

 

 

 

 

messageBEST CLOTHIER

MESSAGE (IFEANYI OKONKWO)

Blessed with keen eyes to separate high end products, and perching on top as the place where fashion and style are in concord, he is the preferred destination among the fashion forward.

With a ‘showroom’ that turns heads, and a collection romanticized, he’s a clothier of clothiers.

 

 

 

 

 

vivid2MOST INFLUENTIALFASHION BRAND

Leader, mentor, game-changer, his influence has turned dreams into mega businesses.

In fashion and style and beauty, he’s a worthy forerunner who attracted legions into the industry.

Vivid Imagination’s GODWIN MEKWUYE is a remarkable designer we are proud to decorate.

 

 

 

 

mudiFASHION SHOW-PLACE OF THE YEAR

MUDI AFRICA (MUDIAGA ENAJEMO)

The atelier, from every angle, is a piece of art that draws traffic and admiration.

The show-place is a painstakingly thought-out and executed project.

And its interior, with a grand piano painted lemon green, elicits joy…

 

 

 

 

 

akinruntanMOST STYLISH MONARCH

OBA OBATERU AKINRUNTAN

(Olugbo of Ugboland,Ondo)

Among rulers, he’s an epitome of refinement and class. And his objects of desire, from Rolls Royce to Bentley, and a palace which makes us jump and bounce in ecstasy, many are happy to be his subjects.

The king stands apart…

 

 

 

 

ottiMOST STYLISH MAN, CORPORATE NIGERIA

DR. ALEX OTTI

Among managers of big businesses, he’s a man of exquisite taste in clothes and all things beautiful.

In corporate Nigeria, his suits are art pieces assembled by proud tailors. And his accessories are symphonies of the most melodies notes and tones

 

 

 

 

 

ituah2MOST STYLISH LEADER OF THE FAITHFUL

PASTOR ITUAH IGHODALO

(Trinity House)

Among the different faiths, he embodies an unrivalled panache and soigné.

This pastor and shepherd is a dandy we are happy to serenade…

 

 

 

 

 

ibidunALL-TIME BEAUTY QUEEN

MRS. IBIDUNNI ITUAH IGHODALO

(Former LUX queen)

Beauty queen who has remained in our consciousness for almost two decades, she’s a stunner till this day.

Well settled among high society, she turned pageantry into a rewarding stepping stone…

 

 

 

 

susanSKIN THERAPIST OF THE YEAR

SUSAN CHANEL

She’s in the business of turning beautiful women into stunningly beautiful dames and damsels.

She makes ugly spots disappear and dispenses solutions to skin problems…

 

 

 

 

JimmySPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD, PILLAR OF ENTERTAINMENT

DJ JIMMY JATT (JIMI ADEWALE AMU)

Please, let’s stand up and cheer a dogged and distinguished disc jockey who is Africa’s king.

For 25 years, he has hung on, listened to his gut and made a success of his passion.

When nobody gave him a chance, the husband, father, employer and pleasure merchant decorated his interest with colourful garbs and garnered dignity and respect along the years.

A good man who supports and encourages with an uncommon kindness has become a giant of entertainment.

Jimi Adewale Amu, popularly addressed as Jimmy Jatt deserves a long-drawn ovation as he celebrates 25 years in the game…

 

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