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BN Style Spotlight: Ugonna Omeruo



It’s BN Style Spotlight; this is a periodical feature on the style page that will provide detailed analysis of the personal style of a budding fashion star.

Banky W Lagos Party Bella Naija20097Occasionally while going through photos, we stumble on a person that gets us staring in admiration of their style. They have been able to do something with fashion that captures our attention. And when we are fortunate to get those moments of ecstasy consistently and by the same individual there is a need for recognition. It for this reason we shed the BN Style spotlight on Ugonna Omeruo.

As a designer, she is a true ambassador of her label House of Nwocha. On the red carpet, she’s given the task to sell her talent and the appeal of her designs to the Nigerian public and although her personal style is individual and tailored to her sensibilities, it is one that we can relate to.

You can trust Ugonna to be at her ‘A game’ at every event she attends. Her colourful wardrobe is young and appropriate, fun and fresh, as she mixes it up with hair, make-up, accessories and keeps us guessing with her style choices! While she favours short lengths, silhouettes that hug her petite frame and dramatic sleeves, she is not afraid to add texture, play on contrasts, go heavy with the accessories and that is what we love about her style!

Read on as I analyze her personal style and determine what indeed, makes her style BN worthy!!!

PRINT FAB: Ugonna loves to wear print and she always looks fabulous in them! With her print choices you discover the girly side to Ugonna’s style. The fabrics and the cuts are so light, breezing through her petite frame. Even though wearing print might be considered enough of a statement, she likes to keep things a little more interesting with her dress styles and accessories. Either by going for her favoured statement sleeves, chunky shoes or playing on a contrast by combining a sheer print dress with black leather!

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FLAIR FOR TEXTURE: Texture adds depth to a piece of fabric. Sequins, lace, embroidery, ruching, their feel give the fabric a story to tell and they ultimately make a beautiful garment. Ugonna as a designer is well aware of this fact and allows her designer instinct to kick in when she decides the pieces that dominate her wardrobe! She particularly favours lace as she wears it quite often. Her textured pieces are combined with fun bold colours.


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EYE LOOK: As much as Ugonna loves to draw attention to her lips with bold lipstick choices, her eyes are  a primary focus. Ugonna loves to emphasize them by lining them with black and she always includes colour with her eye shadwow making her eyes look larger and more expressive. This is pretty much a signature look for her!



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THE DIVA IN AN LBD: In the midst of all things bright and beautiful, there is a little gloom! Although a big fan of bright colours, Ugonna likes to pull out the LBD once in a while and keeps things fun with her hair and make-up while doing so.



Ugonna is spotted wearing an LBD in two occasions, but we get two completely different vibes from the looks. She sticks to the underlying themes which define her style like a pop of colour however, she makes a few changes by going 360 on the hair and make-up, the cut of her dress and the presentation of the look. What we see are two black looks, but we aren’t bored by them and neither do they seem like deja vu!

THE DRAMA UP HER SLEEVES: For Ugonna, to discover the magic of a dress you have to start with the sleeves! Her sleeves are a major focal point to her designs and personal style. She likes to draw attention to her top half with a variety of sleeve styles; from peaked, to off the shoulder to puff sleeves, the list goes on. Whatever dramatic sleeve she opts for to be the perfect complement to an outfit,  it never comes off too heavy, she carries it well and owns the look.





STYLE STAR: When Ugonna steps on the carpet she has one goal in mind and that’s to impress! Which she succeeds in each and every time. For the big events, she brings out the killer floor length dresses characterised by their amazing hues which complement her skin and their perfect fit against her body, skimming through her delicately accented curves. She easily shines through in the midst of the crowd.


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Ugonna loves to wear colour but sometimes she opts for black. Here, she decides to go for an unpredictable heavy look and we are loving it!  She combines black with mettalics and rock chic stud details, keeping her look texturized like she always does!

Channel  this look with less than $150

The Vest:


Ugonna’s vest is heavily emblellished with gold mettalic details. We decided to take an interesting approach in capturing this look. Getting a vest exactly like hers might be difficult but one can achieve the look with two main items. A simple black vest and a chunky statement necklace!

Purchase here for $10.20

chain  bars necklace

Statement necklaces are a huge trend at the moment. Combining this chain bars necklace with the black vest will re-create a look similiar to Ugonna’s.

Purchase here for $10.80

Skinny Jeans:

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Black jeans are very essential to a woman’s closet, I like how they can be worn  to  both casual and semi-formal occassions depending on how you choose to dress your top half!  While skinny leg jeans are selective a pair of straight legs are more forgiving! These pair of black skinny jeans are  identical to Ugonna’s.

Purchase here for $19.80



We decided to channel this look by Ugonna by mixing mettalics which we started off with the necklace. While Ugonna goes for gold, we chose to add silver. YES,  you can wear two mettalics at the same time! The key is to keep all at the same level with none at the fore front. Ugonna pairs her embellished vest with a boyfriend tuxedo blazer with stud details on the lapel. This blazer, like hers has the same details and a similar cut.

Purchase here for $47.00

Open-toe Booties:


Ugonna loves to wear chunky statement heels, and her open toe booties complete the heavy look she was going for. If you are a shoe lover, these pair will definitely come in handy! They’ve got the attitude you need to complete this edgy look!

Purchase here for $9.99

The Stud detail  Bag:

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Although choosing to go all hard in black, Ugonna can’t resist adding a  pop of colour to this look which she does with an electric blue studded shoulder bag. This bag will fit right in!

Purchase here for $39.99

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  1. BBB

    February 8, 2010 at 9:18 am

    OMG fabulous
    love the dresses
    in fact am copying them all

  2. Hmmm

    February 9, 2010 at 4:26 am

    It was about time this post was done. I LOVE UGONNA’S STYLE!

    Me tooooo!!!!!

  3. muyiwa

    February 9, 2010 at 4:27 am

    this chic appeared in banky w’s lagos party video,nice one

  4. vee

    February 9, 2010 at 5:21 am

    absolutely love this!

  5. nonye

    February 9, 2010 at 8:37 am

    wow wow wow!!!!!!

  6. xoliquoricexo

    February 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

    BAAAAAAAAD chic!


    P.S. If you’re in Lagos and want to connect with the House of Nwaocha brand –> 080 2301 8946.

  7. ifeoma-adiagwuagwu

    February 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    You are very right. Absolutely correct. Ugonna omeruo gets it right all the time. I don’t know her in person but have seen her pics. on and I think; She is an inspiration to her generation. You know what???? Facially, she somewhat reminds me of Solange Knowles.

  8. omo

    February 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    best I’ve seen so far on bella.

    lovely, classy, chic.

  9. Buttermint

    February 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I was going to say the exact same thing she looks like SOLANGE KNOWLES….

    i love her mini dresses…so does she have a fashion store or what???
    However great color, fab fab make up. I give her an A

  10. Nnena

    February 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Loun loun??
    abeg….the chick is okay….i would say better looking than Solange,as saying anybody looks like Solange “hawk-face” Knowles is NOT a compliment o…

    She has the cleanest line of clothes i have seen on this style thingy so far amongst the girls that is..

    But i think she needs to get a constant shade of foundation that matches her skin flawlessly…or maybe na lagos heat–but in a few pics she has that “morticia” morgue like look.

    Her eyes are her best features though–VERY CAT LIKE….and she should play them babies up more often…
    BUT she has the “five-head” syndrome hence should be wary of hairstyles that just enhance that..then invest in some do-gro or whats it called as your edges are kinda jacked up and make you look bald in front…

    All in all—nice looking girl and a safe 9/10……..

    • solanges stan

      October 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm

      So u r insulting her then with your description of her facial features. Why not agree that she somewhat looks like Solange. Solange does not look bad. Solange owns her facial features, she does not want to look like anyone else – just herself. 🙂

  11. miss b

    February 10, 2010 at 1:23 am

    her style is so fresh and current, nothing tacky or vulgar, and she dresses to fit her body! love love love it!

  12. boogsy

    February 10, 2010 at 6:43 am

    this chic is definitely a trend follower…her style is not unique..but she rocks dem outfits real well!Love her make-up and yes she does look like Solange

  13. Gennyz # 1 fan

    February 10, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Na wo o!!! aunty nnena e be like say na u sabi every thing pass see as u de gv rating!!! jus sayin’ lwkmd….d chick is cool o jare!

  14. tinu

    February 10, 2010 at 9:04 am

    That is no way to give constructive criticism…..goodness gracious!
    you trying to mask the whole Bitchiness by throwing a few compliments here and there but it comes straight through.

  15. duchess419

    February 10, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Wow, love the black dress, the yellow dress and of course rocking the tight skinny jeans ensemble that is a definate copy for me o. Well done love it and love her too, BAAAAAAAAAAAAD Chic. I am loving everything, clean, simple and chic. no wahala here o. Keep it up.

  16. Tess

    February 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    dis babe sabi fashion and kon get the cash. Na the result we dey see so.
    thumbs uo Ug!

  17. Nnena

    February 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    WHO are you to tell ME how to post my comments?
    see me see trouble o…this site atimes dey give me the runs…person no fit yarn again?
    Must everything be SICKLY SWEET?
    I no send the girl….what i have seen is HOW i have described it..
    She is NOT a bad chick at all….looks good.NOT a trendsetter,BUT she wears her clothes well,better than most.BUT like everyone else,she has things to work on.e.g atimes ashy face,and jacked up hairline,which is something a lot of naija girls suffer from but for some reason do not pay much attention to.Yet while some of us will appreciate what is good about her package,we will call out that which needs to be worked on.So next time she steps out,SHE WILL EVEN STUNT HARDER ON ALL THEM OTHER CHICKS…

  18. SL

    February 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Damnnnn….this is like the best I have seen on bella…this is sickkkkk…love all her dresses and they suit her body type…nice shoes too…she can step up her hairstyles tho…like i love it when she pulls her hai back…but some of her center part weaves look real tacky…they look like drag queen wigs to me…other than that love her outfits

  19. sensible girl

    February 11, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Erm, do I sense some hatred here? Nnena yu could have simply made yur point without being so rude. “Morticia morgue look”? “five head syndrome”?? Seriously girl, try to be wise! Im pretty much sure yur just envious of the good looking girl. As for Solange, she s busy enjoying her self and getting VIP treatment wherever she goes and yur stupidly here yabbing her. Im betting yur sitting in yur rat infested house with no NEPA and hating away on people whose lives have more excitement than yurz.!

  20. nonye

    February 11, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Ladies, this isnt supposed to be a war, I mean over who and what?? Ugonna Omeruo? yeah we all admit this lady is hot but should she be the reason we diss ourselves? Honestly Nnenna I think you were a bit too harsh with your judgement, Morticia Morgue?? this is a human being in question and hey! she’s not dead yet! but that doesnt give anyone a right to insult you either. Sensible girl, your comments werent fair on Nnena, she just said gave an opinion that came out wrong, and I might have gone with what Tinu said without using the ‘bitchiness’ word. Btw, I dont think Ugonna looks like Solange, she rather looks to me like Ofunneka of BBA ( just what I think)

  21. luvbogg

    February 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    really nice style…what was that about her centre parts being “tacky?” did the chick just learn the word, tacky? cos her hair part looks fine to me..

  22. Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu

    February 12, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Ugonna Omeruo was interviewed in the April 2008 edition of Lifestyle, Encomium’s Dictionary of Style, Health and Well Being. It is on pg. 48. Ugonna Omeruo’s full add. and contact nos. at the time was:

    HOUSE OF NWOCHA. 1, POLO ROAD, OFF RIBADU RD, SW, IKOYI, LAGOS. [email protected]. 08034335280, 08023018946.

    Lots of Nigerian Entrepreneurs were interviewed as well, their works and designs were showcased in that particular edition too. For example, the likes of Dumebi Agbakoba, Mobo’s Omobowale Biobaku, Ros Barbara, Motunrayo Akinnawo; licious desserts, Tee faces e.t.c.


  23. buffy

    February 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    she dresses to suit her figure buh her style is not sooo unique cz most of her clothings in d pics hv dsame style…… buh she s a classy chick.esp lurvvvvvv d greeen gown.

  24. illchic84

    February 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Pls pls pls!!!!! What’s all the cat fighting about. I don’t think Nnenna was rude. She stated her points clearly. Personally, I don’t think “Morticia morgue look” and “five head syndrome” are insulting in any way. I’m sure the Ugonna chic would not take the piss the way you guys are. I don’t understand why people on Bella Naija like to pick fights…..seriously, why can’t anybody give a simple comment without been attacked. If you want to see trash talk, please go to Linda Ikeji’s blog and see the way people talk out of their asses there.

    All in all, Ugonna is one bad ass chic. Period!!!!

  25. Anya

    February 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I love that signature eye she wears with the black eye-liner! I wonder what she looks like without it. And she’s so fresh, I like how her hair always looks fabulous! And she probably has a good tailor because her clothes suit her frame very well!

  26. Bola #1

    February 14, 2010 at 8:23 am

    every single outfit looks just right on her, impressive

  27. mo

    February 19, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Gorgeous girl. Her pics are reminding me that I need to learn how to apply makeup! Her look is classic & classy w/o being boring & that’s def an accomplishments.

  28. Honey

    February 20, 2010 at 8:00 am

    She does have a great sense of style.. Her eyebrows on the other hand.. PLEASE, she needs to stop drawing them on!. For the love of humanity!

  29. Kaduna Girl (Amina)

    April 9, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Well done Ugonna!!! Continue doing ur thing! we got ur back! I will be calling you personally for some hook-ups!!

  30. DHStyles

    October 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    holy moly! Love this collection~ Beautiful dresses…

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