Campaign 5 Most Stylish Politicians in Nigeria in Style

We are in a time when electoral candidates will be in a region nearby campaigning aggressively for our votes in preparation for the highly anticipated 2023 elections. Their campaign trail which consists of a set-up committee, usually has several people, from speechwriters and photographers to those who will handle logistics. One important member of the committee that often goes under the radar, however, is the stylist.

For most politicians, it is as easy as wearing the traditional attire peculiar to where they hail from. Think about former Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and his agbada, Goodluck Jonathan and his hat, and more recently, President Muhammad Buhari and his kaftan. Nigerian politicians often have a signature, safe look that they never deviate from whilst in power; a uniform of sorts.

However, some of them -stint in politics or not- have been known to push the envelope. Here’s our list of five fashionable politicians in Nigeria.

Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw-Nuttall

Kate Henshaw-Nuttall

 

Past Experience: Unsuccessfully ran for the Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal Constituency seat in 2015.

Having spent almost three decades in the movie industry, 50-year-old Kate Henshaw has been known to maintain a chic style that disregards her official birth certificate and affirm the popular saying that age is nothing but a number.

Olubankole Wellington

Bankole Wellington

Bankole Wellington

 

Past Experience: Contested and lost in the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency election in 2019.

Recognized by his peers and Nigerians as one of the leading voices of R&B in the country, Banky Wellington’s aesthetically pleasing style matches his sonically pleasing sound.

Fela Durotoye

Fela Durotoye

Fela Durotoye

 

Past Experience: Presidential Aspirant (2019) Durotoye’s style matches his profile as one of the most outspoken and brilliant minds in the country. Whether wearing a corporate look in nicely-fitted corporate suits or a casual look in tees and tracks, not a lot of political aspirants can outshine his style.

Shina Abiola Peller

Hon. Shina Peller

Hon. Shina Peller

 

Present Position: Member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives—Iseyin/Itesiwaju/ Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency in Oyo State (2019 to date)

Nightlife mogul Hon. Shina Peller has been in the entertainment industry for a while now and that reflects in his style. His signature look which consists of a hijab-like headpiece is unconventional, hence interesting.

Nkeiruka Chidubem Onyejeocha

Nkeiruka Chidubem Onyejeocha

Nkeiruka Chidubem Onyejeocha

 

Present Position: Member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives—Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia State (2007 to date)

Hon. Onyejeocha’s style is very vibrant. At 52 years old, the Reps Deputy Chief Whip has gotten a lot of compliments from the former governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, who labels her a progressive lawmaker. Her style reflects just that.

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Self-identifies as a middle child between millennials and the gen Z, began writing as a 14 year-old. Born and raised in Lagos where he would go on to obtain a degree in the University of Lagos, he mainly draws inspiration from societal issues and the ills within. His "live and let live" mantra shapes his thought process as he writes about lifestyle from a place of empathy and emotional intelligence. When he is not writing, he is very invested in football and sociopolitical commentary on social media.

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