Africa is a continent rich in culture and style, it’s one that is filled with everyday people with unrivalled fashion sense. From the girl-next-door to the celebrities we see on our tv screens, Africa, and Nigeria, in particular, has some of the most stylish people alive.
Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, celebrated her 43rd birthday recently and it was the gist on everyone’s lips. The actress is one celebrity with a simple yet elegant fashion sense.
Funke Akindele-Bello is a Nigerian actress and producer that was brought into the limelight for her lead role in the movie Jenifa. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2009 and was named the Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). She is one celebrity that is a favourite to many Nigerians.
We take a look at 5 of her most iconic looks yet;
1. The Elegant Goddess
For her 43rd birthday photoshoot, the actress stunned in a variety of outfits. from a silver beaded fringe styled dress to an orange dress featuring two kissing pleats in front, a plunging v-neckline and flowery details at its waist, and finally a bronze dress.
The bronze dress was one that spoke volumes in the elegance department and was topped off with minimal accessories, as is her style. The flowy floor-length dress featured the off-shoulder style with puffed sleeves and a cinched waistline.
2. The Little Black Dress
Every girl needs a little black dress (LBD) in her life and Funke nailed the classic LBD look. Her LBD features a turtle neck with a satin necktie and beautiful sheer puffy sleeves. It was paired with hot red strappy heels and minimal accessories.
3. The Power Suit
Another of our favourite looks from her 43rd birthday photoshoot is a red power pantsuit that portrayed Funke Akindele as the boss lady that she is.
The outfit is a structured stylishly cut suit which features pearl and gold beading and appliques from the neck down to the shoulder and spilling over onto the bust. This look is sure to turn heads.
4. The Fringe Fun
Funke definitely knows how to have fun with outfits. The actress nailed the classic fun or night out with the girls look with this black dress with multi-coloured highlights that featured fringes on the bottom half of both the dress and sleeves.
The button-up dress was styled with a slim tie belt at her waist and orange heels to match. As is the norm, she used minimal makeup with the look, opting to go with smokey eyes and nude lipstick.
5. The 2020 AMVCA Red Carpet Look
For the 2020 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, AMVCA, Funke Akindele rocked a beautiful off-shoulder dress adorned with flower embroidery. The floor-length black dress with colourful embroidery across the top of the dress was a picture of elegance.
The dress was styled with a gold clutch purse and minimal accessories.
Bonus Look (Because we know you like more): The Casual Beauty
This look, which was also part of her 43rd birthday photoshoot, features a puffy organza flounce top and tailored white pants. She styled the outfit with a pixie cut hairstyle and drop earrings.
Funke Akindele is one celebrity that has shown us that sometimes less is more and simplicity rocks!