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Drumrolls! BellaNaija Style presents the Definitive Best Dressed List of 2017



As we ring in the New Year, there’s a lot to reflect on – and for the team at BellaNaija Style, nothing was more on our brains these last few weeks than who killed it in the style stakes in 2017.

What’s in a list you ask? A lot! If this hotly debated list is anything to go by (Our WhatsApp Group was a mess lol). We discussed and re-wrote, and deliberated and here is the final list (it wasn’t unanimous, but expect more on that soon!)

We like to think we brought together an extensive but interesting mix of It-girls, creative and corporate types as well as fashion business moguls. We tapped our honourees from emerging fashionistas we think our audience should discover, to established figures all around the globe. They all feature varying aesthetics but with one unifying factor  – they consistently display exceptional style chops.


Best Dressed List – Overall

In alphabetical order – these are the names we think raised the bar style-wise in 2017!

Adwoa Aboah

Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Asiyami Gold

Ann Ogunsulire


Ayanda Thabethe

Bidemi Zakariyau

Bolanle Olukanni

Bola Balogun

Bonang Matheba

Ijeoma Ogbechie

Siya Beyile

Thando Hopa

Best Street Style

Afua Rida

Insta -Influencer

Yemisi Abraham (Serrabellum)

Best Sister Style


Lisa Folawiyo & Karen Koshoni

Eku & Kessiana Edewor-Thorley

Red Carpet Shutdown 2017

Toke Makinwa in Gert Johann Coetzee (Elite)

Bonang Matheba in Gert Johann Coetzee (BonangAt30)

Best BFF Style

Veronica Odeka & Bukky Karibi Whyte

– Check out the full list on


  1. Lilo

    January 1, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Sometimes you guys mistake good photography for good fashion /dressing. I be met some of these people and they are just there and ok. Nothing rather shattering

    • Lilo

      January 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Nothing earth shattering ***

    • Briana

      January 6, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Same way I’ve met many of these people and they have great styles . Wonder why people always go negative first when it comes to posts like this.

    • Tasha

      January 19, 2018 at 9:39 am

      The likes on this comment just shows how negative human beings are

  2. bruno

    January 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    yawn yawn yawn….. same old same old. I don’t need to look at the list I already know who and who will be on it.
    stephanie coker,toke, denola grey, nobel igwe. BORING!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ene

    January 1, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    That list is too long now. I will go with Denola Grey for male and Somkhele Idhalama(she’s not on the list tho) for female. I saw I.k and some other names Lol.Well done sha , its not easy.

  4. Slut

    January 5, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Where is nana akuaado? She is africas best dressed….

  5. Jenny

    January 6, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Lisa Folawiyo and Adebayo Oke-Lawal were my most refreshing style stars of 2017 – they changed it up big time. Also for people saying they are tired o the same names – then people need to step up, so the list isn’t the same every year now. If someone is good back to back why shouldn’t they be honored.

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