We bring to you top 7 Nollywood actresses who are into the fashion business and own a clothing line.
Light-skinned and ever glowing Bukky Wright is one of the highly celebrated Nigerian actresses in Nollywood.
She is also one of the first actresses in Nollywood to invest in fashion business. Her fashion outfit is called B.Wright. The store sells Unisex Shirts, Ties, Pocket squares, Cufflinks Boxes and so on. Apart from that, she also has a shop called Wright Affairs, which is meant for selling of Shoes, Bags and different kinds of fashion accessories.
The fashion business for her started out of her passion for fashion and she has always been in the business. This especially reflects in her production and that was why she decided to have her own production outfit.
When it comes to fashion, Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry is not found wanting. Infact, she won the woman of style 2015 award ahead of top female Nigerian celebrities such as Dolapo Oni, Toke Makinwa etc.
So, it was no surprise to many when it was reported that she is delving into the highly competitive and lucrative fashion business, because she has shown to be someone who understands fashion. To most of her fans, it was something they were expecting from her because of her extreme fashion sense. The delectable actress launched her ‘Mag Divas’ boutique in Lagos in December 2014.
Toyin Aimakhu asides running a movie academy, is also one of the big names among Yoruba actresses who runs a Fashion outfit.
She floated the fashion outfit on the Island in highbrow Lekki, not long after her wedding with Adeniyi Johnson and she named it TAJ (Toyin Aimakhu Johnson). Her fashion store is said to cater for outfits ranging from casual to dinner, official as well as other clothing accessories.
Nollywood actress Rose Odika, is one of the most beautiful actresses in the Yoruba genre of Nollywood. She got into acting over 3 decades ago but her big break came when she featured in a movie titled “Ododo Eye”.
Talking about her foray into fashion business, the beautiful actress rolled out her fashion line, Rose-Jb skin care and fashion house a few years back in Ibadan which is doing well for itself. At Rose JB Fashion, she makes any kind of fashion design. It was also reported that she took the outfit to Miami in Florida, USA for exhibition at the Miami Metropolitan Fashion week in May 2013.
Liz Dasilva on the otherhand is not exactly into clothes, but she recently opened a lingerie shop in Lagos, where she deals in male and female underwear.
Lizzy is said to be on another level in the fashion business. This is because unlike other Yoruba actresses who import all their clothes from foreign designers and stock them for sales, she designs some of her own clothes for her customers.
So, we can say that she has what we can call a proper clothing line, as the designs, cutting, sewing and finishing of the clothes is done all by herself and her staff.
Talking about her designs, she said: “when making a dress for my customers, I love to think outside the box. I think of a design that will stand them out from the crowd and I’m sure majority would have been seeing enough of that from the kind of attires I wear.”
For those of us that started watching Nollywood movies early enough when the Tade Ogidans and Tunde Kelanis of this world were still very young and taking the industry by storm, this face will look familiar to you.
You remember that young girl Araparegangan who was Kunle Afolayan (Aresejabata’s) girlfriend in the yesteryear movie, Saworoide? Yes, the Araparegangan who was a young princess in that movie is now a grown woman making things happen for herself. The light skinned actress is also into the fashion business.