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Y’all know I luv fashion!
I am sooo proud of the Nigerian fashion scene….
Today’s post is all about fashion…check on it!

Bola Balogun and Omoyemi Akerele of Exclusive Styling and Imaging Consultants.
They are hands down Nigeria’s top stylists!
They have transformed image consultancy into a lucrative business and viable career option.
Bola was a New-York based fashion stylist for several years while Yemi is a lawyer turned stylist.They are fashion consultants to True Love Magazine and Genevieve Magazine and they also style many fab and fashionable Nigerian women. They are both utterly fab!
I won’t say too much because their work speaks for itself!

Check out the previously featured True Love fashion spreads styled by Yemi – HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE
You can checkout an exclusive video of Bola and Yemi in action below!
The video is from Studio 53 and also features Kemi Adetiba, Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa, Bobby Eke of Bobby Signature and Odion Oseni of Odion Mimonet

Do you think image consulting is a possible career?
What do you think of Yemi and Bola making Kemi over?
Let us know!

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  1. TaureanMinx

    November 23, 2006 at 9:27 am

    1st Wohooooooooooo

  2. threeeighteen

    November 23, 2006 at 10:03 am

    ow hell no! can’t believe they settled on that final outfit!? the pants were way too tight and not flattering at all… ok fine it wasn’t that bad, am just hating, but seriously, come on now! anyways THANKS Bella for the clip. good looking.

    biko, just the fact that these lovely young women are entreprenuers and pioneers is reason enough to celebrate and believe in them. Image Consulting can definitely be a viable career option in naija as long as there is a market for it which they properly target and feed. plus it sure beats waiting around for some arizto!

    go on girls! wish them all the very best!

  3. bibi

    November 23, 2006 at 12:47 pm

    Fabulous..nice work…image consulting definitely will do okay in Nigeria..seeing the way the fashion industry has evolved and the growing entertainment industry..i will like to see them work in the movie industry for a change…im tired of seeing horrible outfits in nigerian movies…but yea good work….i luv seeing young nigerians doing something different

    @ bella..wat kind of work do u do in just curious..we mite be able to work together in the

  4. sola

    November 23, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    everytime i read a post, im thinking its ur best. i really n trully think (once again)this is ur best. i looooove the video, love the clothes, love the hair, loooove the make over. im not sure about it bin a job, but never underestimate nigerians there is money to throw around. im so looking forward to going home nxt month. hope i can afford to buy a piece at least. u never got back on the price range of peridot & ruby skirts!
    p.s. there was a post sometime where someone said u dont live in nigeria. hope dats not true cos il be disappointed in myself. to think i look to u to let me know whats hot in nigeria!

  5. Uzo

    November 23, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    Nice one again. I am sure you will have something to say on the new edition of True Love….I just got my copy today. I am not sure about what they ended up with but they generally do a good job. I am glad Nigeria is opening up to the non traditional. Plus it looks like a fun way to earn money…

  6. Omodudu

    November 23, 2006 at 3:58 pm

    LOL at the gay hair dresser, na wa oh. He is probably not gay, but its still funny to me. I will never understand the fashion industry, I think they try too hard. My suspicion is that most artists feel this way too.
    Becoming a stylist in Nigeria will surely work, however the individual ought to be careful so as not to copy 100% the business model of US/UK stylists. A Nigerian stylist should think more in the line of incusion, and not exclusivity. Nigerians are naturally creative and well dressed, and also very independent too, that is going to be a challenge.

  7. naijagal

    November 23, 2006 at 4:25 pm

    bella dear we need to hookup! runway africa is coming!

  8. ToyinE

    November 23, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    Thank God Bella :), Nice one.. those two ladies are doing a pretty good job – i just wonder if the $$$ in the Image Consulting INdustry in Nigeria is as good as it is abroad.

  9. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    Just amazes me how much we are into fashion. These women step out in their lovely oufits when I know their toilets dont flush for lack of running water. Image consulting… please… try writing to our congress men to tell them about the pothole filled streets of Lagos

  10. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 6:34 pm

    as innnn, i’m moving to nigeria SHARPLY mennn!

  11. yankeenaijachick

    November 23, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    Sup, that was a nice one bella naija. l loved it. Anyways, are the ladies in the uk or in the states. Just asking out of curiousity.

  12. Aba Boy

    November 23, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    Nice video….must admit I didnt watch it all. But its good to see a Nigerian angle on make over shows or is it image consulting?. Nice try…and well done to them…

  13. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    Good job bell…enjoyed the presenter and the phonetics on the video lol

  14. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 9:37 pm

    Lol.. enjoyed the phonetics… Naija una no go kill me. I will be so happy when these Island big babes can learn to be themselves.

  15. Toni Payne

    November 23, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    love the green top. should get one for myself. The fact that she loves bling makes her cool in my books. lol. There is noting better than shiny things. 🙂

  16. Dammie

    November 24, 2006 at 4:11 am

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh that’s fabulous!!…..and hell yeahhh Image consulting can be a career in Nigeria….helloo, do u not know our people?….

    P.s; Taurean, I think u forgot to make a comment about the post!!……LoL!

  17. The Voyeur

    November 24, 2006 at 4:29 am

    Interesting. Kemi is doing big things!

  18. Mona

    November 24, 2006 at 1:18 pm

    im feeling the vid!

  19. deola

    November 25, 2006 at 1:48 am

    well…for us it’s all about the image, so definitely it’s a good career move. we are shallow like that.

    i loved the clothes, and the camp hair stylist was too much.

    i was mesmerised by the shoes those girls had. it’s too cold and wet for that kind of glam where i live.

  20. Anonymous

    November 25, 2006 at 6:56 am

    BellaNaija–As always, u rawk mami.

    Props to Yemi and Bola. Bola looks hot in that #. I like the Ankara print and colors for the Asian inspired kimono top. I would not put that on the host, though. The cut, to me, was not very flattering.

    For the jeans, I would trade in the sandblasted wash[too casual and worn in] for a dark wash, esp. since they had glam hair, paired with sexy stilettos. It brings the look together and gives more of an upscale casualness.

    The hair is sexy and has an urban funkiness to it. Anyway sha, mad props. to these babz 4 doing da damn thang!

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