Top Nigerian stylist Ade Samuel has been listed by Women’s Wear Daily as one to watch in the fashion industry. With awards season in full swing, the publication spotlights the people behind the winning red carpet looks.

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Ade has come a long way from her Teen Vogue days and has risen through the ranks to become one of the most sought-after celebrity stylists with high-ranking clients like Michael B. Jordan, Big Sean, Kofi Siriboe, Yvonne Orji to name a few.

For the feature, she shared 6 things about her career and clients.

Years styling/first client: Three years, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Current clients: Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Hayley Kiyoko, Justine Skye
How she got her start: As an assistant at Teen Vogue, then an assistant to stylist Simone Harouche.
POV: “I don’t do trends, I’m looking at the brand of the artist.”
Choice look: Michael B. Jordan in a custom Off-White by Virgil Abloh tuxedo at the Met Gala.
Red carpet trick of the trade: Double-stick tape. “It can hold jewelry together, shorten the hem of pants, everything!”

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