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Nigerian-American Stylist, Kanayo Ebi is “just getting started”! See Her Fab New York Shoot by ‘anuel Modebe Photography



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Nigerian-American celebrity stylist/image & brand consultant, Kanayo Ebi has been working the fashion industry for about 8 years now and is showing no sign of letting up.

Known for her work with the Simmons sisters – Angela and Vanessa, Ebi has been making her rounds in the American fashion industry styling for celebrities like Kate Winslet, Leona Lewis, Dayo Okeniyi, Dawn Richards, Adrienne Bailon, Diggy Simmons, Rocsi and some of our Nigerian celebs like Tiwa Savage and Di’Ja. She has also worked with publications like Jet Magazine, Complete Fashion, Hype Magazine, Tatler Magazine; and networks like 106&Park and at the BET Awards.

However, recently, we have seen Ebi get more and more involved in the Nigerian industry, bringing her ideas, clientelle and expertise to the home front. She introduced celebrities like Angela Simmons and others to notable Nigerian brands like Lisa Folawiyo, Virgos Lounge, Clan, Bridget Awosika and worked with the Lagos Fashion & Design Week last year. Let’s not forget her works on nation-wide campaigns for Coca-Cola and Pastry as well as other large brands.

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With all these accolades, the stylist still feels like she is just getting started and has so much more she wants to accomplish in the fashion industry, including her own clothing & jewelry line. According to Ebi for this feature shot by ‘anuel Modebe;

I really love everything about Fashion, I study it…I watch it…I see it in everything around me…It’s more than just clothes to me,…It’s a lifestyle…. it’s about the Art, the feeling it gives, the expressions & The Freedom & escape it provides. Fashion is such a Universal Language in its own ways it fuses cultures and people without even necessarily trying and that is exactly what I love about it. The Realness of it and That is why I do it …For the Love of Being and Expressing Freely And I am ready for wherever this journey takes me & ready to Conquer Fully because I expect nothing less from myself….So yeah everyday I feel like a beginner with so much more to learn because fashion is forever evolving everyday….& I’m only Just getting started…….Its not a Hobby, Its a Lifestyle … so Kachmeifyoucan ?.

Well, all we know is we can’t wait to see all the amazing things she does.

Shot by celebrated photographer, ‘anuel Modebe, we get to see Ebi in her element. On the streets and against the skyline of New York, ‘anuel captures her in ‘fashion mode’ rocking sporty-chic outfits with her signature coloured hair. See more images below;

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Photo Credit: ‘anuel Photography (Instagram: @_Anuel)
Styling/Model: Kanayo Ebi (Instagram: @KachMeIfYouCan_)


  1. EllesarisEllendil

    July 13, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Kanayo you pretty sha!

    BTW how does one pronounce ” ‘anuel ” I keep trying and it ends up sounding like ehm apostrophe anal?

    • Kili

      July 13, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Anuel is from Emm-anuel. That’s his name, that’s what he’s been called from way back.

    • new bride

      July 13, 2015 at 11:48 am


  2. Tosin

    July 13, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    she’s got it. <3

    the yam is the power that be.
    you can smell it when i'm walking down the street.
    – Kendrick Lamar

  3. Polypoly

    July 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    She is a stylist??? Okay oh!!

    Sister please get u a stylist asap. Your outfits were cringeworthy…..learn from June Ambrose

  4. Wifey

    July 13, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Warris dis?

  5. observer

    July 13, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I’ve met her once. She’s a really cool chick

  6. Caligula

    July 14, 2015 at 1:12 am

    RESPECT from one industry insider to another. Kanayo is one of the most hardworking stylists out there. This is someone I follow & I can personally vouch for. Wishing you more success, maybe we’ll work together in the future *crosses fingers*

  7. Liz Ebi

    July 15, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Kach; just living the brand KACHMEIFYOUCAN. The way you are just ‘beginning’, it will be tough to catch up with you .you are just fabulously classy and beautiful. Keep up the good work. The style &fashion world is at your beck &call .
    Love you.

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