As we ring in the New Year, there’s a lot to reflect on – and for the team at BellaNaijaStyle, 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


Bridget Awosika

Bubu Ogisi

Chalya Shagaya

Chukie Edozien (Lynxx)

Denola Adepetun


Dumebi Iyamah (Andrea Iyamah)

Eku Edewor

Elohor Aisien

Ebuka Obi Uchendu

Funke Fowler

Ik Osakioduwa


Ini Dima Okojie


Ijeoma Ogbechie



LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 12: Actor John Boyega attends the European Premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

John Boyega

Kefilwe Mabote


Latasha Ngwube


Lisa Folawiyo

Mo Abudu


Natasha Nyanin

Noble Igwe

Obi Obi (Grey)

Ogo Offodile

OG Okonkwo



Ooooota Sebastian Adepo

Reni Folawiyo

Rita Dominic

Richard Mofe- Damijo


Sarah Diouf

Siya Beyile

Somkele Idhlama

Stephanie Coker Aderinokun

Timini Egbuson


Teni Sagoe

Temi Dollface

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 05: Tinie Tempah attends the GQ Men Of The Year Awards at the Tate Modern on September 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Tinie Tempah

Toke Makinwa

Thando Hopa

Veronica Odeka

Vanessa Mdee


Yummie Ogbebor

Yvonne Nwosu

Zara Odu

Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for IWC

Zawe Ashton

Best Street Style

Mimi Onalaja

Ogo Offodile

Afua Rida

Ozinna Anumudu

Aderonke ‘Rhonkefella’ Enoabasi

Fisayo Longe

Jennifer Oseh

Insta -Influencer

Yemisi Abraham (Serrabellum)

Best Sister Style


Lisa Folawiyo & Karen Koshoni

Eku & Kessiana Edewor-Thorley

Somkele Idhlama & Dumebi Iyamah

Hayet Rida & Afua Rida

Brand Ambassador Of the Year

Mimi Onalaja for FabLane

Ini Dima Okojie for FabLane

Kaylah Oniwo for Moofa

OG Okonkwo of Style Temple for Style Temple

Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture for Orange Culture

Ebuka Obi Uchendu for Mai Atafo


Red Carpet Shutdown 2017

Toke Makinwa in Gert Johann Coetzee (Elite)

Bonang Matheba in Gert Johann Coetzee (BonangAt30)

Somkele Idhlama in Andrea Iyamah (AMVCA2017)

Toni Tones in Yemi Shoyemi (AMVCA2017)

Rita Dominic in LDA(AMVCA2017)

Eku Edewor in Style Temple (AMVCA2017)

Ebuka Obi Uchendu in Ugo Monye Agbada

Best BFF Style


Veronica Odeka & Bukky Karibi Whyte

Mimi Onalaja, Idia Aisien, Derin Fabikun & Ini Dima Okojie

Arese Ugwu, Nnenna Okoye & Toke Makinwa

Bola Balogun & Omoyemi Akerele

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