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BN Exclusive: Dapper, Suave & Charming! MODE Men Magazine presents its 2013 Best Dressed List – D’banj, Lynxxx, Emmy Collins, Rotimi Amaechi & More



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And the best dressed men in Nigeria are…

MODE Men Magazine is out with its September 2013 Style Issue today. The issue features the annual MODE Men’s Best Dressed List.

Top business exec as well as entertainers and male style icons make the list.

Check it out and let us know if you agree and who should have been on the list.

Mode Men - 25 Best Dressed Men in Nigeria List - September 2013 - BellaNaija

MODE MEN Magazine 2013 Best Dressed List

Lynxxx (25)

Lynxxx (25)

25. Lynxxx

Julius Agwu (24)

Julius Agwu (24)

24. Julius Agwu

Uti Nwachukwu (23)

Uti Nwachukwu (23)

23. Uti Nwachukwu

Tonye Princewill (22)

Tonye Princewill (22)

22. Tonye Princewill

Adeyeye Adetayo (Taryor Gabriels)

Adeyeye Adetayo (Taryor Gabriels) – 21

21. Adeyeye Adetayo (Taryor Gabriels)

Pastor Tony Rapu (21)

Pastor Tony Rapu (20)

20. Pastor Tony Rapu

DJ Xclusive (19)

DJ Xclusive (19)

19. DJ Xclusive

Emmy Collins (18)

Emmy Collins (18)

18. Emmy Collins

Darey Art-Alade

Darey Art-Alade (17)

17. Darey Art Alade

Governor Rotimi Amaechi (

Governor Rotimi Amaechi (16)

16. Governor Rotimi Ameachi
15. Prince Albert Esiri
14. Victor Osibodu
13. Ifeanyi Okonkwo

Ohimai Atafo (12)

Ohimai Atafo (12)

12. Ohimai Atafo
11. Olatunji Brothers

Dayo Adeneye (10)

Dayo Adeneye (10)

10. Dayo Adeneye
9. Olukorede Roberts
8. Seyi Fasoranti
7. Dr. Ernest Azudialu
6. Jimi Moh’d
5. Fola Ogunlesi
4. Yemi Isola

D'banj (3)

D’banj (3)

3. D’banj
2. Gerald Azonobo
1. Richard Vedelago

Mode Men Magazie September 2013 - September 2013 - BellaNaija

You can find the profiles of all the best dressed in the September 2013 issue of Mode Men Magazine. Business man Amechi Ejindu is on the cover.

He is the husband of the Nigerian architect Fifi Ejindu who was featured recently on BellaNaija (Click here to read).

Amechi speaks to the mag about his childhood, how he met his wife, how they have been able to build a multi-billion Naira empire together and his style.

The issue is currently available on newsstands.

The panel of judges are;

  • Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa (Editor-in-Chief Mode Men Magazine)
  • Ugonna Omeruo (Fashion Designer, Hse of Nwocha)
  • Abiola Aloba (Photographer/ Blogger)
  • Bobo Omotayo (PR Consultant/ Writer)
  • Ene Maya-Lawani (Former Miss Nigeria and CEO Ene-Maya)


  1. Lily

    September 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Uti no 23,dey must be kidding

  2. Stephanie

    September 13, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    D’banj is rily luking gud dis days sha…thumbs up

  3. Anon

    September 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Emmy Collins will be vexed he just made it into number 18. Amaechi? LOL. No Eyo? Good old Mr. Effiong. Even Ene’s Mr Obayuwana should have been listed and Mr Elumelu.

    • The Real Madam the Madam

      September 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Haha. Yes, I expect a post from him sulking about the matter very soon.

    • Qongpo

      September 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      LOL at the Emmy Collins comment. That was my exact thought when I saw it. I expect a brooding
      thesis write-up combined with tooting his own horn from him sometime this weekend.

  4. The Real Madam the Madam

    September 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Latasha Ngwube is also on the panel on judges. You should correct that oversight.

    Anyways, this list is very suspect.

  5. Zaaq

    September 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    lmao, this list is the biggest joke in the world. always knew Abu Tafawa Balewa was shady. but nothin I worse than fillin this list up with people who sponsor it mag n personal friends. no Eyimofe Atake, no Ebuka. what is Amaechi doing there? smh please Bella, do better

    • i no send

      September 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Yes this looks like Egunje exchange list abeg…anyone who financially contributed is rewareded with a mention on the list…JOKERS

  6. Ayomipo

    September 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Some names are more of personality than well dressed. Wearing expensive things is not equal to being well dressed.

  7. njama

    September 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    This list depicts the exact ass licking in Nigeria……Pls where is Alex Ekubo on that list,where is ebuka,Banky W, where is Tony Elumelu,…….Anyway even from the list of panel,I see no qualified person capable of being a judge,cos they themselves have failed woofully in terms of fashion and stylishness,………This list just rubbished the entire work of mode men mag,let them cover their eyes in shame………Lol

    • JMD

      September 15, 2013 at 11:45 am


  8. Concerned

    September 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    The list is quite interesting and somewhat funny for inclusion of Rotimi Amaechi’s name. I’m yet to observe the stylish or fashionista aspect of Amaechi. The list has to a reasonable extent some expert input with Ugonna Omerua’s expertise.

    Without a doubt Korede Roberts, Barrister Atake, Ohamai Atafo, Dare Art-Alade are about the most stylish and best dressed Nigerians.
    Taryor Gabriels has an impressive yet subtle style that cant be ignored anywhere.

    Uti Nwachukwu and Julius Agwu’s style have metamorphosized positively over the years.

    Dbanj, Lynxx and DJ Exclusive are very cool guys and they both dress very well but in my opinion they are not in the category of best dressed Nigerians but best dressed Nigerian artistes without any doubt.

    Also D1 (Dayo Adeneye) dresses reasonably well compared to his partner Kenny. I wouldn’t dispute the fact that D1 is always on point most of the time but definitely not amongst 25 best dressed Nigerians.

    Emmy Collins is creative, edgy and eccentric in so many ways but in my opinion I consider most of his styling and personal appearance as “fancy dandy”. Emmy Collins does not in anyway make Nigeria’s 25 best dressed list. Design wise he merits being one of Nigeria’s most brilliant mind but not best dressed.

    I am surprised the judges forgot the names of very acclaimed well dressed Lagosians like
    1. Eyo Etuk (formerly of Made on Earth)
    2. Charles Anusim
    3. Omar Jarmakhani
    4. Archie Duke
    5. Kodjo Williams
    6. Plato Simiris
    7. Iheanyi Njemanze

    • Anon

      September 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Etuk? You have given Eyo a new surname.

    • Msunderstood

      September 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Abeg remove dbanj from that ur list, d guy for sure knows how to look good. Infact, he’s on a whole diff level from d rest. World class.

  9. Tee

    September 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Dis category is def *influential men* not best dressed!!! Ya rite

  10. comment awaiting moderatn

    September 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Where is Ebuka?

  11. Okechukwu Ofili

    September 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    wtf (where’s the fufu)! I am not on the list! Twitter rant! Let me go and look for trouble.

  12. Concerned

    September 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Eyo Effiong (formerly of Made on Earth) not Eyo Etuk.

    • Anon

      September 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Just saw this. Kpele.

  13. fiesty chic

    September 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    @concerned 3 gbosa for you. i feel as if you just read thru my mind. like it was said by some commenters best ass-licking list ever. wearing expensive clothes does not a best dressed man make.

  14. Nice Anon

    September 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    DJ Xclusive on the list? Ha!

  15. Autoprincess

    September 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I dont care about the list, I am just happy that for once, a man is being described by his marital affiliation. Married to Fifi Ejindu. Feels good to hear.

    BN: Post my comment

    • omada

      September 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      YES!!! I was happy when I saw it too..


    September 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Alex Ekubo, Ebuka and joseph Benj not on d list?

  17. x factor

    September 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Lynxx bawooo?????…What about Lanre Olusola,Paul Adefarasin, Fela Durotoye, Aig Imoukhuede, Tony Elumelu,Ade Ogunlesi, Ladi Balogun, Edgar (BGL), Ebuka, Frank Edoho et al

  18. Grace E

    September 14, 2013 at 12:02 am

    if Ebuka is not on the list, then….!!!and that Emmy Collins’ photo looks like a bee hive

    • Non professional opinion

      September 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Beehive! LMAO. Abeg don’t kill me.

  19. Tayo

    September 14, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Dbang looks like a vampire…….that’s just what I see,abi na my eyes? I can’t even imagine staying alone with him cus I feel like he is gonna suck my blood and rip my guts out.He isn’t looking scary but there is just the coldness about him and this negative energy I feel when I see him even in real life,I just get these shiver even though everyone is smiling and he his smiling himself

  20. Baba T aka T Baba

    September 14, 2013 at 4:57 am

    If you guys don’t like the list, I beg make your own list and publish it…. Mode Mag can do whatever it is they want.
    Just like the ForbesAfrica Artist list and the NotJustOk best rappers list, its all done to make you talk and act like YOU know better than them…..

    I just made my own list and I am number 1-25… O_O (It’s that easy.. 🙂 )

  21. Pb fabulous

    September 14, 2013 at 5:12 am

    What do u expect 4rm a Magazine that no one reads.. Even if its free i wont buy. AMEACHI? TONY Princewill? DJ XCLUSIVE? Pls who does dat? Very soon Patient Jonathan wil be nigeria sexist woman alive

    • Jusssssst Moi

      September 14, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Omgdness!!! Is this some sought of weekend joke or what?
      Thank God, my guy is listed, Ohimai Atafo, the rest should board a danfo bus and alight at Mai’s (Ohimai Atafo’s) store to receive looking good lectures…..
      “Patience Jonathan, sexiest woman alive” got me rotf, wiping tears….

  22. Busarni

    September 14, 2013 at 6:58 am

    @ Pb Fabulous; as in ehh You got me tearing up with that sexiest woman. lolzzzzz

  23. ttyl

    September 14, 2013 at 8:04 am

    dbanj is a world wide star but as for best dressed? I think not….same goes for Julius Agwu and Gov Amechi. I think I agree with the person that says the mag just put names of people that supports it. Having money doesnt always translate to good taste and swag..

    • Msunderstood

      September 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Wow, ain’t nobody sleeker than dbanj o when it Comes to looking good n we all know dat. he def has a place on naijas best dressed men list.

  24. Sullivan

    September 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Shame on the editor of this magazine and whoever came up with this . Shame shame

  25. Modella

    September 14, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Laughing my skinny ass out! Patience jonathan sexiest woman
    alive”…Emmy style doesn’t appeal to me a bit,my boo can’t dress
    like that,ewwww! I agree about Alex Ekubo should be the top list
    best dressed,he has the physique,and dresses cool and

  26. ILoveGenevieve

    September 14, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Uti has a BETTER dressed sense than at least 15 people put
    above him. What an hilarious list.

  27. Big bros

    September 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Those I do not agree with…Emmy Collins because he dresses
    like a clown; Rotimi Amaechi because he’s well below average; Tonye
    Princewill…how?; Dayo Adeneye and Rotimi Amaechi fall in the same
    category; Darey looks good but has worn the same tuxedo to all the
    events this year…Where is Korede Roberts? Mr Fab? Paul
    Adefarasin? Kodjo Williams? These guys should be in the top 10…at
    least…my opinion

  28. Teni

    September 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    @Tayo,na wa for you o and this ur opinion!D’Banj who
    practically evryone cannot deny is full of life and brigtens up
    evrywhere with his incessant jokes during interviews and body
    movement almost evrywhere u come across him translates to you as
    exuding coldness???Like seriously????O ga o!….. @ttyl,my dear,pls
    have a rethink of D’Banj and his dressing at events and evrywhere
    and u will think and know that not only is he a world wide star
    like u have rightly stated darling,he also is one hell of a
    talented dresser!Pls go as far as even his music videos hun’,u will
    clearly agree with me and this list to a great extent!God

  29. Re u kidding

    September 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Hmmmmmmmm…… Where is EBUKA?!!!!!

  30. Teni

    September 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    @Tayo,na wa for you o and this ur opinion!D’Banj who practically evryone cannot deny is full of life and brigtens up evrywhere with his incessant jokes during interviews and body movement almost evrywhere u come across him translates to you as exuding coldness???Like seriously????O ga o!…..
    @ttyl,my dear,pls have a rethink of D’Banj and his dressing at events and evrywhere and u will think and know that not only is he a world wide star like u have rightly stated darling,he also is one hell of a talented dresser!Pls go as far as even his music videos hun’,u will clearly agree with me and this list to a great extent!God Bless.

    • Msunderstood

      September 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Same thing I thot. Haba, Dias no controversy abt dbanj being on this list. Infact, he’s on a whole diff level from d rest. World class.

  31. Kpomo Men

    September 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Screw this list. Where’s Chidi Mokeme?

    • omada

      September 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Which Chidi Mokeme? Hian…

  32. African Sweetheart

    September 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Really unimpressed by this list. Can think of many who have been left out. 80% of them shouldn’t be on the list.

  33. swagu

    September 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Which Chidi Mokeme..has he finished wearing his lime green suit n matching shoes? Please Kpomo men…fear god

    • omada

      September 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      LOOOOOOOOOL! Exactly!

  34. yumi

    September 14, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    dare art alade’s zipper is undone, oh my.

  35. Uche

    September 15, 2013 at 1:31 am

    DBanj IS in a woRLd oF HIs Own when I comeS to cLassy dRess. Dbanj Is alwAys On Point. Dbanj can teach the reSt of naija celebs styLeS and how To dress.

  36. Uche

    September 15, 2013 at 1:31 am

    What is Lynx doing on this list

  37. @ajiriavae

    September 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Some names on the list though!!!

  38. cindy

    September 16, 2013 at 3:55 am

    political list. with pot belle people on suit.

  39. Toni

    September 16, 2013 at 5:37 am

    LMAOOO at Emmy Collins’ outfit. He looks like a circus clown. There’s too much nonsense happening at once.
    All these men cannot dress. This one and Rita Dominic always fail, fashion wise, because they try too hard (Uti & his little bow tie). He has very poor style or no taste in clothes but will get away with anything because he is attractive (Lynxxx). (D’Banj) Signature but decent (because it is unpolished) style, he’s one of the very few original Nigerian entertainers, he has an idea of fashion but usually gets lost somewhere.
    As for Nigerian men and their fashion sense; Their pants and shirt are either too tight. Shoes are too pointy and death to those muh’fking velvet house shoes they always wear, By force bling necklace and tacky belt buckles, bow ties are either too big/small (for e.g are DJ Xclusive & Julius Agwu wearing scarves or big bow ties in the photos?), Their suits either look cheap/ poorly sewn/ill fitted/ too tight.
    Ebuka’s style is not bad. Yes, I do not see any photo of Noble and his compressed crotch trouzis. Halle Hallelu Halleluyur!

    Th best dressed Nigerian men ever are Fela, Shina Peters, Bright Chimezie.

  40. Zero

    September 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Wowwww Lynxx all the way baby, followed by DJ exclusive..they don’t even have to try..they’ve got it..The rest are jokers..including DBanj..with him local body no fit commot am lie lie…

  41. sh

    September 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm


  42. Bayo Yoloye

    September 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Noble Igwe should be on that list in the top 10. Easily trumps a lot of these guys

  43. Kush

    September 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Yeap dbanj deserves that list but wat of derenle edun?:-P

  44. D-Sam Igho

    September 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I think D’banj should have topped this list. What is the likes of Ameachi and the other man doing there. I think T.B Joshua should have been among the top 5. He’s a good simple dresser. I always watchout for his shirt every sunday. D’banj has been putting on some good damn clothes for some time now. The list isn’t fair enough

  45. omada

    September 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Why is Julius Agwu on this list?

  46. Amaka

    November 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I like this line “He is the husband of the Nigerian architect Fifi Ejindu who was featured recently on BellaNaija (Click here to read).”
    Please it is refreshing to see a man been described by his marital affiliation!

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