Swanky Jerry is one of Nigeria’s youngest and most influential celebrity stylists. His real name is Jeremiah Ogbodo and he is a stylist who has grown into a celebrity in his own right. Jeremiah started off his career officially in 2012 as a 21-year-old with the launch of his design and styling company, Swanky Signatures.
He has worked with basically every major celebrity in the entertainment industry and has built solid relationships over the past few years. He is most prominently known as Nollywood actress Tontoh Dikeh’s personal stylist. However, he has also worked with Davido, Tuface, Waje, Iyanya, Juliet Ibrahim, Yemi Alade, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic and continues to work with other artistes such as Ice prince and D’banj. Asides from styling clients for red carpet appearances and video shoots, coverage of his work has appeared in many magazines and online publications.
He styled the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, for an interactive session held with entertainers while he was campaigning for a second term in office.
He acquired formal certification in styling after he attended the School of Style in New York and is currently studying for a degree in Business Administration at the University of Lagos.
Within a space of few years, Swankyjerry’s impeccable sense of style and expertise as a stylist has earned him the respect of industry critics with nominations and an award to his name.
He was awarded the Stylist of the Year at the 2014 Lagos Fashion Awards and in 2017 he won the Fashion Stylist of the year and the Style Influencer of the year at MAYA AWARDS.