To celebrate pop culture, Complete Fashion has introduced its Online cover personalities. The debut was none other than new music sensation Ric Hassani and for the second Online cover feature they have Denola Grey.
According to the magazine, “Grey is the last colour that comes to mind when anyone thinks of Denola (aka Denola Adepetun) Feisty, fun, and bold. Denola is a spiraling whirl of colours. A model, blogger, fashion enthusiast and men’s style guide, Denola has built a respectable following of style lovers and fashion students. Not so surprising considering Denola would look great even if he was rocking a calico sack!”
See excerpts from his interview below.
On why he started a vlog: At the time I started my blog, in 2014, I was right in the middle of NYSC. People kept asking what I did and I dint have an answer to give them. In order to curb my anxiety, I created a platform where I could easily be associated with personal style and fashion and that point, that my website got me there.
On his career as a TV presenter: My career so far has been a domino effect. One thing has always led to another. First came the website, then came the writing for blogs like Bella Naija, which led to guest spots on television. He guest-spots led to getting called to be a main host on Ebony Life’s EL Now.
On the fashion industry in Nigeria: I think the growth within the fashion industry has been positively significant. It has created some jobs and has also given individuals the courage to follow their creativity. The fashion industry, still in its infancy, is beginning to change the narrative of African fashion while starting a dialogue with the rest of the world on what it means to be authentically African.
For more from Denola visit www.completefashion.org
Editor-in-Chief \ Creative Guidance: Onah Nwachukwu @onahlucia
Art Direction: Smart Courage @infoworldcharming
Creative Assistance: Nkem Okorafor @nkemokorafor
Photography: Ayo Alasi @ayoalasiMakeup: Leke Shades @lekeshades
Stylist: Emmy Kasbit @emmykasbit
Profile: Ifeanyi Ogbo @ifeanyi_awesome