Renowned Nigerian-American fashion editor Nikki Ogunnaike is set to leave Hearst-owned Harper’s Bazaar to become the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire.

Nikki Ogunnaike

This announcement was made on Thursday the 22nd of June 2023 by Hillary Kerr chief content officer of Marie Claire and Who What Wear, to whom Ogunnaike will report. She is scheduled to start on Tuesday 8th August 2023.

Nikki Ogunnaike was the senior digital director of Harper’s Bazaar, where she oversaw a team of editors and writers who cover the culture of style across the website, video, and social media. She has previously held roles at GQ, ELLE, Glamour, InStyle, and Vanity Fair.

Nikki was also the host of Snapchat’s Online, IRL and IGTV’s The Run Through for a time. In her free time, Nikki enjoys running half marathons, learning about wine, and watching reality TV without an ounce of shame.

Nikki is an absolute visionary, with a distinct point of view, peerless taste and unparalleled experience

To see her lead this historic brand into a new era and continue to grow Future’s Women’s Network is unquestionably exciting.



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As part of her new position, she will spearhead the expansion of fashion and luxury coverage across multiple platforms, driving audience diversification and enhancing content strategy.

Ogunnaike will lead the editorial strategy for print, digital, experiential and social for the publication while overseeing the editorial direction for Marie Claire across various platforms, including print, digital, events, and social media.

For nearly 30 years, Marie Claire has been the go-to source for women who seek to lead a life of purpose and power.

As a long-time admirer, I’m thrilled to join the Marie Claire team and lead this brand into a new era. Women who are passionate about their careers, personal style and the world around them will find a new destination that speaks to their entire identity. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter!