Jane Michael Ekanem is a celebrity stylist, designer, and fashion entrepreneur; the C.E.O of the brand Jane Michael and creative director of the clothing brand Easy Wear by Jane Michael.
A diverse and unique styling professional, her expertise spans across different facets of the craft. She was the Assistant Head Fashion Stylist at the GTBank Fashion Week 2016 and currently the head stylist for the TV show Seriously Speaking, by Adesuwa Onyenokwe. She is also the go-to contractor with Africa’s media giant Mnet where she provides wardrobe and styling solutions for their various productions.
Renowned for refining the images and outlooks of brands and their representatives, Jane has mastered the art of unearthing effortless style stars from her vast clientele. She has worked with icons such as Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Bridget Kelly and Chidinma to industry legends – Joke Silva, Omotola ,2Face Idibia and many fast-rising talents in the music, movies, and corporate world. In the area of fashion in print media, she has styled high fashion editorials for magazines such as Complete Fashion, Exquisite Magazine, TW Magazine and she has been featured in Genevieve Magazine. She is a Social Media influencer for Samsung, Ford Motors, Jord Wood Wristwatches America, and Hugo Boss (Scent for Her) with effective brand representation in campaigns for product recognition and appreciation.
Jane Michael continues to blaze a trail in different entertainment sectors, styling some of Africa’s most watched music videos for artistes such as Psquare, 2Face, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Falz The Bad Guy, Wande Cole, Timi Dakolo, Lola Rae, Bez, Illbliss, Naeto C; working with respected video directors like Capital (Clarence Peters), Unlimited LA, Adasa Cookey, Matt Max, Mex, Aje, amongst others. Through the years, she has also established herself as Nigerian TV’s go-to Style consultant; from Nigeria’s longest running music reality show; MTN Project Fame West Africa where she has been official female stylist from season 2 till date to other major broadcast projects including The Voice Nigeria, Jara, Butter Mint I.Q for MTV Base, Channel O Awards Glo TVC, Airtel Trace Music Star and others.
She has worked with Nigeria’s biggest celebrity photographers from Kelechi Amadi Obi, Reze Bonna, Hakeem Salam and Moussa Moussa to Obi Somto, Emmanuel Oyeleke, August Udoh, Big H, Tope Horpload, TCD of Tobinnator and more to create both high fashion and commercial looks. For her work, she has received over 6 awards and nominations including the City People Award for fashion stylist of the year in 2013 and 2015, Eloy Awards for “Stylist of the Year’ 2016, The Lagos Wardrobe & Exhibition Special Recognition Award 2016, Bikers Converge Award for Humanitarian Excellence; and she was the only stylist to be nominated for The Future Awards Prize for Fashion in 2016.
Jane Michael Ekanem who is an Ambassador for Youths for Akwa-Ibom State got featured in CNN’s African Voices in 2016, where she was described as “the stylist behind some of Nigeria’s hottest celebrities” and has been getting positive media reviews. Nigerian lifestyle bible Bella Naija has her described as one of the “most experienced and respected stylists and fashion entrepreneurs in Nigeria’’ and with an inimitable portfolio and an A-list client base, Jane Michael has distinguished herself as one of Nigeria’s most in demand stylists and fashion experts.
She is a sought-after public speaker, a philanthropist who owns the Jane Michael Foundation and regularly supports Girl Education causes in Lagos where she resides. A passionate educator with a desire to revolutionize the art of styling, she is the facilitator of Nigeria’s first ever School of Styling, where she is the Dean of Faculty. She produces a show Revamp Your Style where she puts forth ideas on how to stay fashionable by re-creating trends using old clothing items; solving wardrobe problems and ultimately saving cost in the current economic recession. She has a verified Instagram account and a website www.janemichaelekanem.com, where fashion enthusiasts can follow trends and learn more about fashion on a regular.
With a well-known passion for riding (bikes), she loves to travel or swim in her spare time and is passionate about music. She is currently at work on her first book April the 29th, due for release in 2017.