As fashion people the world over bemoan the death of personal style, and the formulaic way people dress (Thanks Instagram!) it has become even more difficult to ascertain men and women with that ‘je ne sais quoi’. Fashion is more democratic than ever, and social media has made sure trends basically never die. It is becoming more and more gender neutral, traditional dress codes for work, play and everything in between also means fashion for the truly stylish has become even more experimental and exciting.

To identify honourees for yet another hotly debated best dressed list we tapped fashionistas from across the continent, the diaspora and our final list spans well loved It-girls, creative and corporate types as well as  fashion business moguls. We plumbed the depths 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 create eye-catching looks.

We hope this year’s list of exceptional honorees inspires you to be sartorially fearless in 2019!

Dive into our list of the top fashion trendsetters and style stars with our annual best-dressed list, featuring celebrities, influencers, and many more.

Best Dressed List – Overall

In alphabetical order – these are the names we think raised the bar style-wise in 2018!

Abisola Kola-Daisi


Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye


Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Adebayo Oke-LawalAdut Akech Bior

Vogue Australia 2018

Adwoa Aboah

Adwoa Aboah

Ayanda Thabethe

@ ayandathabethe_

Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun

Bidemi Zakariyau


Bola Balogun

Bonang Matheba


Chukie ‘LYNXX’ Edozien

@ ayandathabethe_

Cynthia ‘CeeC’ Nwadiora


Danai Gurira

Denola Adepetun

Eku Edewor


Ebuka Obi-Uchendu


Ezinne Chinkata


Fisayo Longe



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Idia Aisien


Ini Dima-Okojie




Jennifer Oseh


Kefilwe Mabote


Latasha Ngwube


Lerato Kgamanyane


Lerato Kganyago


Lilian Afegbai

Lisa Folawiyo


Lupita Nyongo’o


Maria Borges

@ iammariaborges

Maps Maponyane

Maps Maponyane

Natasha Nyanin


Nana Akua Addo

Noble Igwe

Nomzamo Mbatha

OG Okonkwo

Ogo Offodile


Olawunmi ‘Olarslim’ Adewale


Ozinna Anumudu

Ric Hassani

Rita Dominic

Richard Mofe- Damijo

Shaffy Bello

Stephanie Coker Aderinokun

Sal Gbajabiamila


Shelley Mokoena


Seyi Shay


Tiwa Savage


Toke Makinwa


Toni Tones

Vanessa Mdee


Veronica Odeka

Veronica Odeka This Day Style Magazine cover

Yasmin Furmie

@ yasminfurmie

Yemisi  ‘Serrabellum’ Abraham


What do you think of our list? Did your fave make the cut?  Let us know in the comments!

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