The lawyer turned fashion entrepreneur makes the list for the fifth consecutive time making the revered list for five straight year (2013-2017).

Omoyemi Akerele, founder of Style House Files; the convener of Lagos Fashion & Design Week is listed alongside iconic fashion names including Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Oscar De La Renta, Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik, Tayo and Ayo Amusan of Persianas amongt others.

Six years ago, Akerele launched the Lagos Fashion & Design Week through her creative agency Style House Files which has been at the fore of exporting Nigerian fashion brands to different parts of the world.

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