'Young, Famous & African': Meet Swankyjerry who was featured in Forbes Africa's '30 Under 30'
Western reality TV has left no stone unturned when it comes to living the high life. But if you're curious to know how South Africa's rich and famous live it up, then get ready to tune in to Netflix's 'Young, Famous & African'. This reality series 'follows a crew of famed, affluent stars as they work and play, flirt and feud in Johannesburg, South Africa'.
Who is Swankyjerry?
Jeremiah Ogbodo, known as Swankyjerry is a Nigerian celebrity fashion stylist. He was worked with the likes of Tonto Dikeh, D'banj, Ice Prince, M.I, Tu Face, Juliet Ibrahim, Davido and many first ladies, including former president Goodluck Jonathan. Ogbodo was born on July 4, 1991. He attended Command Day High School, Oshodi and later went to University of Lagos (UniLag). He also attended the School of Style in New York.
In a conversation with Onobello, he revealed that his passion for fashion began at a very young age. "Do I say I have been preparing for a career in styling since I was a child? Well yes. Growing up I always found myself telling family and friends what to wear for events, birthdays, church, school parties etc., but as I grew older I realized that I loved dressing people up and like to see people look good," he said.
"What did I do next? I started getting ready for a bigger picture, I started attending fashion related events, I started checking details of fabrics, I started checking for finishing of clothes, how clothes are made, colors that work together, reading fashion magazines and generally involving myself with all things that had to do with fashion, lifestyle, celebrities, and trends and boom… I was on my way to becoming a stylist," he explained. And while his clientele list is quite a famous one, when it comes to his own style, he sums it up all in one word -- "My style is simply SWANKY." he added.
His net worth
As per All Famous Birthdays, Swankyjerry's net worth is an estimated $1.5 million. At the start of his career, he launched his brand, Swanky Signatures Styling, back in 2012. He is also the 2014 recipient of Fashion Stylist of the Year by the Lagos Fashion Awards. More recently, in 2020, Forbes Africa featured him on their '30 Under 30'.
Catch 'Young, Famous & African' on Netflix from March 18, 2022 onwards.