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As Fashion Director / Executive Editor of Nigeria’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazine pullout, THISDAY Style, Ruth Osime is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the Nigerian fashion industry. Her impact has led to the discovery of new fashion talents and created a platform for the established ones to be recognized globally. With her footprint across sub-Saharan Africa, it is no wonder she is constantly referred to as Nigeria’s own Anna Wintour.
Over the years, her style of reporting, glossy style covers, and exclusives has given rise to the birth of several other fashion and lifestyle magazine platforms who were influenced by her work.
She is credited with spearheading the editorial practice of featuring celebrities and newsmakers on the cover of her magazine making the THISDAY Style cover one of the most coveted in the country till date. Through these weekly covers, she has not only given Nigerians an insight into the private lives of celebrities, politicians and captains of industry, but also used the platform to support and celebrate the efforts of established and up and coming business men and women and also the entertainment industry.
To date, Ms. Osime has featured no less than 8 present and former presidents, more than 150 serving and former governors, senators and other political leaders and their wives, and scores of captains of industry and changemakers on the THISDAY Style Magazine cover.