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5 Reasons Why Temi Otedola is a Style Star as She Covers The Celebrity Shoot’s ‘Elite’ Edition!



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She is Femi Otedola‘s daughter, a budding fashionista and now Temi Otedola has been unveiled as the new star of designer, Abbyke Domina‘s The Celebrity Shoot. The publication has featured names like Annie Idibia, Juliet Ibrahim, Ene Maya Lawani, Munachi Abii, Victoria Kimani, Emma Nyra; and now, Temi.

In the feature she discusses her life as a fashion blogger, her brand J.T.O (which is also the name of her style blog), and all about her personal style inspiration.

She started her style blog in 2014, and has been garnering popularity among her peers since then. From travelling to fashion capitals for runway shows and store openings, to documenting her fashionable lifestyle, Temi’s personal brand is definitely growing,

Here are 5 reasons why we think she is a style star to watch!


Temi wines & dines with fashion royalty
In July, Temi traveled to the beautiful city of Rome, Italy. She attended the Valentino Mirabilia Romae 3-day event, which held alongside the Valentino Haute Couture show for Fall 2015.

There she met with Valentino himself, visited the Vatican Museums and the new Valentino Flagship and Atelier.

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Temi with  designer, Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani

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She always looks fabulous
It takes more than knowing how to pose for the camera to be deemed a fashion blogger. Temi has a love for fashion that shines through her eclectic but clean & chic style. Whether it’s posing for new blog posts or visiting luxury stores like Alara, she always looks uber-stylish.

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A Photo from her Vintage Inspired Fashion Series

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Temi at Alara Lagos

She loves to visit fashion destinations
If you are familiar with Temi’s J.T.O blog, you’ll know she has a love for choice destinations – especially those that have helped construct the backbone of the fashion industry.

You’ll find photos of her trips to Italy, Paris, Lagos New York, Marrakech in Morocco, London and more, showing off her stylish outfits as she explores each city.

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On the streets of Lagos

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Visiting the luxurious Marrakech, Morocco

She has a stylish fashion blog
Even though it’s still young, J.TO is showing a lot of potential.

Her style blog documents her trips, outfits, as well as interviews with fashion entrepreneurs that are breaking new grounds in the industry. We love her drive and can only wait to see what she does next.

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She’s landed her first magazine cover
Every great fashionista started somewhere. This may be Temi’s first cover, but we are certain there’s more to come. See her ‘The Celebrity’ shoot cover below.

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Temi on the cover of The Celebrity Shoot

To find out more about J.T.O, visit her website: | Follow her on Instagram: @J.T.O

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  1. maromec

    September 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    she is pretty without much make up

  2. Sugar

    September 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Billionaire’s daughter……………….

  3. Ross

    September 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I love how these Otedola girls dress well and cover up, it’s a good message to young girls, but PLEASE stop with the ill-fitted clothes. I know it doesn’t have to be tight, but let it fit so you don’t look older than you age.

  4. Hian

    September 16, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    This is so ridiculous, but at the same time, I can’t even be mad. We all know the story of wealthy kids simply picking out a “career” to live with, but in the end, all that comes their way is because of their family names. There’s nothing wrong with a young girl wanting to be a fashion blogger, but the recognition is very poorly deserved when compared to young Nigerian fashion bloggers who have been doing it for a longer period of time.

    The locations, the clothes, the cover are quite literally, bought. Being able to afford expensive clothes and shoot in expensive locations does not make one style savvy/fashionable. She’s a pretty girl, but ‘style star’? Nah.

    Fyi, the dress she’s wearing on the cover does not suit her at all and she ought to know better as a ‘fashion blogger’.

    • bruno

      September 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm


      just because u can afford to “wine and dine” with fashion royalty or u can travel to exotic places to take pictures that don’t make u a style blogger.

      she looks so much older than her age because of the clothes she wears and the clothes dont even fit her at all.

      I don’t see young nigerian girls wanting to dress like her.

      She’s just a rich kid with a lot of money and time to spend. I don’t see nigerian women running to her for style advice. #truthisbitter

    • Double A

      September 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      I feel like Bruno is chuzzus from Twitter, lol

    • Author Unknown

      September 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Please Hian. The girl is young, and shouldn’t be expected to be on the level of more famous mature fashion bloggers just as yet. Allow her to grow. And your complaints about other fashion bloggers deserving more attention? I think you must not realise yet that life is never a level playing field. So what do you do if your dad is rich (never mind how he acquired it, lol) and you have personal ambitions? You give up on your ambitions because it’s only fair to allow the less privileged have a shot instead? Don’t get me wrong, I think life SHOULD be fairer.

    • Hian

      September 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Like I said, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be a fashion blogger. Just pointing out the obvious about why she has the ‘platforms’ she does which ties into your ‘life isn’t fair’ truth. Not expecting her to be on the level of mature fashion bloggers, but there are bloggers here in Nigeria, her age, who dress better with less money … then again, life isn’t fair lol.

      If a regular blogger was featured and had poor style, we would still comment on it. She has poor style.

    • lauren

      September 17, 2015 at 1:06 am

      This issue transcends this blogging matter. Nigerians are good at elevating their transgressors. Otedola is a criminal and should be in jail for his contribution to poverty in Nigeria. His offspring should not be showing their faces. But this is our lawless corrupt country so any old rubbish goes.

    • Cocolette

      September 16, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      BEllaNaija, y’all forgot to indicate *Sponsored content* at the end of this article.

    • Idomagirl

      September 16, 2015 at 9:43 pm


  5. Tee

    September 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Bellanaija suck up much? The reasons you gave are weak. None of those reasons make her a style icon I have seen people and teenie budgets who dress better than her in your mystyle feature so instead of ramming her down our throats with reasons why she’s a fashionista – just simply do a feature on her… Style requires no introduction … All this long essay reasons no wash she’s a fine girl yes she wears expensive clothes and has access to designer yes – she runs a blog that’s allowed but she’s stylish no

  6. Corolla

    September 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm


  7. Felinda

    September 16, 2015 at 3:12 pm



    • Idomagirl

      September 16, 2015 at 9:44 pm


  8. Tosin

    September 16, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    you love her drive? i love her drive too. it’s not easy to wear clothes.

    – on payint

    • Benny

      September 17, 2015 at 7:16 am

      ???????????? on payint

  9. Tosin

    September 16, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    that said, constructing photographs of clothing and places is not a bad idea.
    actually i’m just bored.
    i’m analyzing a trip to marakesh and italy or what is this?

    here’s my advice:
    media people stop dishing out foolishness as motivation. less Kardashian, more Nobel lecture.
    wannabe media stars stop dishing out foolishness. there’s already one kardashian or ten or however many, and they’re going out of style. try mathematics or painting and stop boring people. freaking help out with something. bye.

  10. onetallgirl

    September 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    No BN, here are the 5 real reasons Temi Otedola is a style star:
    1, her father gives her money for fashionable clothes
    2. Her family is rich so, they can afford to send her to all these exotic places
    3. Her family is rich
    4. Her family is rich
    5. Her family is rich!!!!!!!!

  11. Abena

    September 16, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    She looks older than me and I’m 31yrs so that should say a lot about her looks or lack of.
    If I had her kind of Papa money, trust me, I would be more than a style icon…
    It all comes down to the kwacha!
    Bella can kiss ass for Africa. Chaaai

  12. J

    September 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I read the comments first and now I am about to read the article .

  13. J

    September 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Seriously? That’s why she’s a fashionista??? Mouth wide open !!!! The writer has always written well in the past, but this article sounded as if she was either threatened to write this, or she just couldn’t come up with something to write and had to ask her 14year old sister in Secondary school has a crush on Temi hence the all over the place article.
    Heading over to her blog. By the way, love the Iro and buba shoot with the panda and crayfish. She is absolutely glowing in that shoot.

  14. Redcarpetguru

    September 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    BN??? Habaaa?… Una no dey try. Infact I have no grouse against Temi enjoying her father’s money. But cut us some slack. Allow the girl cut her teeth in the industry. There are lots of people you can name style stars who have paid their dues. Even DJ Cuppy’s style is nicer, biko. All this una elitist thing sef. The girl is not as stylish as expected. Just has access to money and luxury clothes. next pleaeeeese. Make una dey try practice unbiased journalism. I like that a majority of the commenters share the same views. So please take note. Don’t just put up articles for comments sake. There is a reason for us commenters being Bella Naijarians. That means we love Bella Naija. Soooo, we pardon you guys. Continue……..

  15. J

    September 16, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Love her blog! It has content and she writes well enough too. Someone said she looks older than her age , I disagree. Her fashion taste isn’t about cleavage baring, short as hell etc. Apparently, she favours being well covered up, modest and Quaker sexy ( no insult intended).
    Wish her the very best in life.
    Please stop saying it’s all about her dad’s money. It’s a pathetic way of showing your envy.
    Bellanaija, you should be able to take criticism well by publishing all shades of opinions we write about you . Please develop a thicker skin than what you have presently.

  16. Passerby

    September 16, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Haters gonna hate. Nobody chooses the family they are born into and just as its unfair to diss someone for being poor, no need to throw shade at the privileged. You would use the opportunity if you were in the same shoes….what matters is if she has drive and good morals or character.
    I love that they dress decently….money can’t buy class….re: the Kardashains. Classy is a choice just like hoochie. Leave the girl alone……and please she has a baby face. It’s so obvious she’s a youngster. Sometimes we should learn to go easy on people. We don’t even know her. Yet we are so quick to judge…..definition of bad belle.

    If any of you like, attack me. Sticks and stones, I don’t care. I leave you to your conscience. If you don’t like the feature there is usually a button with an x sign on the right hand corner of the screen. Use it and move on. lol.

    • Tosin

      September 17, 2015 at 12:08 am

      Auntie Passerby,
      she is a younging which is why she’ll likely use the feedback – to DO SOMETHING, almost anything is fine, not take the easy way out. and when she’s an architect or a researcher or a great basketweaver, i’ll be the proudest one.
      the kardash thing isn’t a reference to hoochie or porn, it’s relating to fame-for-nothing and not being able to distinguish empty celebs from the Dalai Lama. just guessing they are a role model for her as they are for many otherwise reasonable people and i’m saying that’s not ok.

      how you gonna wear some nice clothes and pay people to come up with five reasons you are so great? because it worked for the tokamak and co, abi? If she was my sister we’d really talk about it.

    • Passerby

      September 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Headmistress Tosin, you have a right to your opinion as I do mine. You speak as if you know her. Why so sour? And who is she hurting? Why does it seem to bother you so much? What have YOU done lately yourself to change the world?.

      I tend to not take any of these people seriously especially since she isn’t harming anyone. She didn’t choose her dad…..and yes she is privileged because she has money ( this is to the person who asked below…money is privilege *common sense* )……’s not that deep o. This is entertainment. Take it for what it is and stop being unduly critical. Again what matters most is character. She might be a nice person and you’re putting her down. Agbaya.
      I doubt she will even see any of our comments.

    • lauren

      September 17, 2015 at 1:11 am

      Privileged? As a result of? I just don’t even know what to say about this but only to suggest that you spare a thought for the millions of Nigerians who are living in abject poverty because of the avarice of such ‘privileged’ men as Otedola. Wealth in Nigeria is grossly unevenly distributed and i rue the day that those at the wheels are elevated.

    • Noname

      January 9, 2016 at 3:29 am

      Can I like this comment 5 billion times, at least for starters? God bless you abeg

      While can’t we Nigerians try to appreciate or evaluate a thing/person by it’s actual context/content irrespective of irrelevant other factors. That’s what actual criticism is about. We’ve seen rich kids in this same Nigeria misbehave, turn out to be touts and even turned out to be irrelevant to themselves not to talk about the society. Does being the child of a billionaire deny you the right to be what you want to be?

      It’s a free world, who cares who her father really is? The girl has a passion for fashion and she’s following her passion? That’s what matters….. If na your papa get money and you have a passion please don’t follow it.

  17. Vanessa

    September 17, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Bella seriously??? There are wayyyy better young Nigerian fashion bloggers out there that have been doing this longer than she has and they have wayyy better style. I think you guys should check out Mirror me. The girl that runs it now she’s a FASHION BLOGGER!

  18. Benny

    September 17, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Bella Naija ehn… This blog is way up there but still social climbing desperately. The assignment kissing is distasteful. Quit trying to make this girl happen. Her style is borderline atrocious not to mention that cover with the ill fitting gown.
    If she can pay for this sponsored content she can also pay for a stylist. Don’t worry, we won’t know. Get a stylist and act like you pulled these looks yourself cause you really aren’t good at this; no not lagos stylists, they are mediocre

    • Benny

      September 17, 2015 at 9:48 am


  19. Passerby

    September 17, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Headmistress Tosin, you have a right to your opinion as I do mine. You speak as if you know her. Why so sour? And who is she hurting? Why does it seem to bother you so much? What have YOU done lately yourself to change the world?.

    I tend to not take any of these people seriously especially since she isn’t harming anyone. She didn’t choose her dad…..and yes she is privileged because she has money ( this is to the person who asked below…money is privilege *common sense* )……’s not that deep o. This is entertainment. Take it for what it is and stop being unduly critical. Again what matters most is character. She might be a nice person and you’re putting her down. Agbaya.
    I doubt she will even see any of our comments.

  20. [email protected]

    September 18, 2015 at 2:59 am

    I’m just mad the article keeps mentioning ‘Marrakech, Morocco’ like we wont know where it is otherwise. If you didn’t say New York, USA or Lagos, Nigeria etc then just leave it at ‘Marrakech’. Don’t patronize your readers.

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