The men’s fashion scene in Africa has seen a huge face lift for a while now. Africa is gradually becoming a continent to contend with in the game of style. The 21st-century African man has come to accept fashion in a new and refreshing way. It’s therefore not surprising that you’d find a new crop of stylish, dapper and trendy men all over the streets, offices and on the front rows of various fashion events. The rise of the metrosexual man who relishes in his looks and how he is seen by the public is another factor in this revolution. This new found love for dressing and looking well is being advanced by some very stylish men’s fashion bloggers who are constantly updating and inspiring their fans about their daily adventures with fashion whiles giving out some important DIY’s on a daily and weekly basis. We recently did a survey on some of these style-conscious African men who are changing the continent’s image with one clean and spruce look at a time. In no particular order here are the top 10 African fashion bloggers you should know.
Steven Onoja www.stevenonoja.com
They don’t call him the king of fashion for nothing. The born and bred Nigerian is a top menswear blogger/style influencer and artist who lives in New York City; a fashion capital and a hub for expressionism. His blog Ostentation & style is one of the top websites to go to for daily style inspirations in the world. He’s collaborated with a countless number of international and iconic brands such as Nike, Levis, Kato Brand, Glamour Kill, Herschel Supply, LACOSTE, Raen Optic and a host of many others. On top of this he’s been featured/interviewed by high profile and influential magazines like GQ, Details, Ebony, Men’s Style Australia Magazine and many more.
Allen A.Coleman www.freshwallstreet.com
Allen Coleman is a Ghanaian menswear blogger, creative director and street style/product photographer and a financial analyst who lives in Johannesburg,South Africa. His blog freshwallstreet celebrates style in its purest forms through the incredible minimalist images and simple language he puts across on the website. Freshwallstreet is the number .1 spot for everything streetstyle and the very quirky things of life.
Denola Grey www.denolagrey.com
Denola Adeptun is a men’s fashion blogger, model and media personality from Nigeria. His style is a major inspiration to fashion lovers across the continent with a very unique and personal taste on his blog. The website which just celebrated its first year in June derived its name from the combination of his name Adenola (Denola) & E.L Jones’ best-selling novel “Fifty Shades of Grey”. His style is peculiar and he isn’t afraid to try out different style forms whiles staying true to his personal taste and signature looks. Denola has also had a brief stint as a PR consultant in New York and a fashion journalist for Genevieve Magazine amongst other freelance projects.
Loux The Vintage Guru Louxthevintageguru.tumblr.com
Lourens “Loux” Gebhardt is an international fashion sensation from Zambia who is winning his way into the hearts of many style and vintage devotees. Loux the Vintage Guru as he is popularly known is an internal auditor, blogger, stylist and a tailor. Loux is definitely a sage in his own rights when it comes to dressing and looking well at an affordable rate. His very vintage and re-altered style is seen on his Tumblr blog and Instagram accounts in a very clean and presentable fashion. Cheers to you!!
I See A Different You. Iseeadifferentyou.tumblr.com
The photography blog which was started by twin brothers Innocent and Justice Mukheli with their best friend Vuyo Mtopantsha in 2011 has grown and attracted a huge following. The three blokes who live together in Johannesburg, South Africa have been portraying a very different side to their country with warm, widescreen photographs depicting stylish friends, neighbors and themselves in the suburbs of Soweto, Alexandra, Johannesburg and the independent state of Venda in northern South Africa. Though a photography blog their stylish images make them a huge influence and a force to reckon with.
Noble Igwe. www.360nobs.com & www.sylevitae.com
Noble Chibuzor Igwe who is well known by the name “Nobs” is the C.E.O / Founder of the 360 group. The blogger who is making it big with his hobby started out as the Event & Scholarship Coordinator for Virgin Nigeria and other PR stints also writes for fashion website stylevitae.com. The sharp looking gentleman who dabbles in a lot of African clothes especially the very famous “agbada” is an influential figure in the Nigerian fashion industry.
Joshua Kissi. www.streetetiquette.com
Joshua Osei Bamfo Kissi is the other half of the fashion duo that makes up Street EtiquetteThe fashion blogger,photographer,and artist from Ghana. Joshua who left medical school to pursue his love for fashion and art started the brand/cultural movement with his friend Travis Gumb. Their aim to create a men’s style site which had an urban perspective has been accepted by many. The blogger and his friend have been featured in magazines such as VICE,GQ ,Complex and collaborated with the likes of MR PORTER,Nordstorm and Nike on various projects. They’ve also been named the Best Men’s style blog by The Guardian and listed in London Times “40 Bloggers Who Really Count”.
Trevor Stuurrman. stuurmanstylediary.tumblr.com
South African blogger, photographer and filmmaker Trevor Stuurman has a knack for hats and dressing very well. His sharp wicked and humorous afrocentric style sets him apart from the bunch. His images are touted as some of the iconic and impeccable ones of this age. Trevor is the first style reporter for ELLE Magazine SA & Brand Ambassador for Woolworths South Africa. He’s indeed making it big wherever he goes.
Christian Confidential. www.christianconfidential.com
Christian Thompson is a Toronto based blogger who runs his very own curated lifestyle, fashion & pop culture blog.He’s popular for his quality content and passion for fitness, excellent conversations and travel. Christian also runs The Circle lifestyle series where he updates readers and viewers with inside news and linking people up to the latest in trends and products.
Boy London. thegoodfellasinc.wix.com/tgfincjournal
Michael Ampo Formerly known as theboylondonn, Mike Ampo is 1/2 of menswear blog, TGFINC. The darling boy of Ghanaian fashion started out after high school having received the most fashionable awards countless number of times. Michael is a menswear blogger, visuals & style influencer. His attention to detail and the arty things in his style has created another movement in the city of Accra. He’s also a gold luxury member and has been featured in effuse magazine on a number of occassions alongside many other collaborations with various style and travel bloggers/brands
Igee Okafor (@igeeokafor)
Stedman Yanney (@stedmanyanney)
Aron Akone (@thereal_aaron)