Meet Nigeria’s Youngest Celebrity Stylist – SwankyJerry of Life!

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Stylist.  Club Owner.  Designer. He is the man behind SwankySignatures.

Jeremiah Ogbodo a young Nigerian making a name for himself – standing tall at 6ft, the 22 year old Jerry or SwankyJerry as he maybe known has stood out without a doubt in Nigeria’s fashion scene.

In little over a year, Jerry has accomplished so much in so little time – styling some of the biggest household names in Nigeria’s movie and music industry, Tonto Dikeh(personal stylist), Majid Michel, Iyanya, Ice Prince, MI, Yung L, Timaya, Don Jazzy, D’Prince, Davido, 2face, Annie Macaulay, Ini Edo, Ik Ogbonna, Toke Makinwa, Waje, Emma Nyra and the list goes on.

SwankyJerry also has a mini clothing line – customised for his clients only under the brand name Swanky Signatures. Looking through his clientèle list and his swanky touch of glamour and style on each of his clients, its no wonder he has become quite well-known in such a little time.

Jeremiah Ogbodo
Jeremiah Ogbodo

Jerry has worked with his clients on music videos, movies, red carpet appearances, TV adverts, TV shows you name it, Swanky has left his signature everywhere.  There is no ‘IT’ event without SwankyJerry – either some of the stars are wearing Swanky’s Signatures or they will have been styled by Swanky’s Signature styling.

Tonto Dikeh - Swanky Signatures
Tonto Dikeh – Swanky Signatures
Majid Michel - Swanky Signatures
Majid Michel – Swanky Signatures

Revered for his craft, the young man was invited to Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York, Sept 2013, as one of the main stylists for the major event. He is also responsible for Davido’s look in the ‘All of You’ video, Official stylist for VHS for 18 weeks, the man behind House of Maliq’s latest hottest covers featuring Iyanya and Emma Nyra, styling Freeze of Cool Fm and the Vonne couture collection

Davido All of you video styled by Swanky
Davido on the set of ‘All of You’ video styled by Swanky

There is no denying that Swanky’s signature and styles have taken over the West African scene in 2013.

When asked earlier today during a phone interview how he felt about making such big waves at such a young age, the soft spoken Jeremiah said, ” It feels good trust me, it was not easy from the beginning, but it sure is paying off now and i am enjoying the fruits of my labour.”

He has promised us nothing but the best and asked us to keep a keen eye out there for more of his work. His most recent milestone is a trendy club in  Lekki, Lagos called Alibi which opened early October 2013 – always star studded and you are almost sure of bumping into your favorite celebrity.

See more pics of the stylist and his work below:

Panshak - Swanky's Signature
Panshak – Swanky’s Signature
Praiz - Swanky Signatures
Praiz wearing Swanky Signatures
Iyanya and Emma Nyra - House of Maliq
Iyanya and Emma Nyra – House of Maliq
Ini Edo - House of Malik - Swanky Signatures
Ini Edo – House of Maliq – Swanky Signatures
Dr Sid and Iyanya - Swanky Signatures
Dr Sid and Iyanya – Swanky Signatures
Yung-L - Swanky Signatures
Yung-L – Swanky Signatures
vee zeh baybeh - Swanky Signatures
Vee Zeh baybeh – Swanky Signatures

It is clear we’ll be seeing a lot more of the Swanky brand.

Big ups Jeremiah Ogbodo, youngest celebrity stylist, entrepreneur and CEO.



Olivia (livvy)Kitawa, is a creative writer, born and bred in Nairobi,Kenya, (where I felt I never quite fit in). Single mother, daughter,sister,friend and care giver. Aquarius, lives by the rules (most of the time). Outgoing, fun loving, amazing personality, people's person,(when people are nice that is...half the time people irritate me when they are being annoying.) People laugh at my jokes and say am silly, so I guess that makes me funny. Critical thinker(I dissect everything!!), always questioning why and how we exist, looking for those answers still. If you think you have the answers please share. A free spirit that loves to read and travel and meet new people, absorb different cultures.


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