In the Make-Up industry right now, there are a few Make-up artists that celebrity ladies, don’t joke with. In this report, City People reveals a few of them.
Everybody knows Banke Meshida-Lawal quite well. She is a global Make-Up artist. She is one of the top make-up artists rocking the Make-Up industry who everyone is talking about right now. She is one of the pioneers, along with the likes of Tara Fela-Durotoye who runs House of Tara.
There are a few others like Lola Maja. She is a seasoned Make-Up Artist. She has put in 27 years of Art & Beauty. She calls herself the Make-Up Fairy godfather.
They have all been in business for about 2 decades. But Tara, no longer does personal make-up. Her girls do it. But Banke who runs BMPro is still actively involved in making up some of her clients. On personal request, she still handles making up. She has many celebrity ladies she handles their make-up. For instance, she does the make-up of billionaire businesswoman, Hajia Bola Shagaya. She does make-up for Oloori Sekinat Elegushi. She handles that of Mo Abudu. She handles the make-up of Oloori Maryam Lawal, wife of the new Oniru of Iruland. She does make up for Mrs. Ifeyinwa Ighodalo. She also does make-up for Jewelery Affair boss, Chief Mrs. Sade Adesoye and Mummy Oyeog, the matriarch of Fabric merchants.
But she is not alone. There is also Elaine Shobanjo, the gorgeous and super talented CEO & Lead MUA at ShowMya Lagos, a one-stop beauty shop. The gorgeous and super talented Elaine Shobanjo is. After a successful career in Banking in the city, London, she returned to Lagos in 2012 to pursue her passion for beauty, full time, opening the first ShoMya Beauty Studio in 2012. Since then, she has steadily built a successful brand and received acclaim and recognition from the industry and her peers, winning several awards.
In November 2014, she won the Glam and Essence Style Awards for “Makeup Artist of the year”. She was also nominated as the “Makeup Artist of The Year”, for 2 consecutive years, by Exquisite Magazine, at the prestigious ELOY AWARDS 2013 and 2014. She went on to be recognised for her ability to juggle her career and motherhood in 2014 bagging a nomination in the “New to Motherhood Moms” category, at the distinguished Working Moms Awards.
In 2019, she bagged more nominations such as: Makeup Artist Of The Year, 2019, Africa Beauty Summit Award and Makeup Artist Of The Year, 2019. LaMode.
Elaine is particularly credited in the industry for her ability to diversify, offering a range of products and services, including her own makeup line, her own brand of hair and braided wigs.
There is also Bare2Beauty. She is into Make-up Artistry. She runs Make up Training called Bare To Beauty Academy, plus Unisex Beauty Salon lounge & Spa. She is on Emma Abimbola Street by Gravitas Supermarket, Lekki, Lagos. She makes up for so many celebrities like Ehi, the CEO of Sayaveth Interiors & Hotel and Toyin Abraham and Mercy Johnson
There is also Olaide Kadri of Laikadmakeover. She is a professional make-up artist. She is a Microbiologist.
There is also BeautybyWura, a bridal artist, Beauty Trainer and Brand Influencer.
There is also Cattys Glam. She is an International Celebrity Make-uP Artist. She does make-up for Mercy Eke and Mercy Aigbe. She does make-up for Queen Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi, Sola Sobowale, Faithia Williams, Iyabo Ojo, Nkechi Blessing.
There is Make-up by Ojuloge owned by Akanke Adefolayomi, a make-up artist. She is also into skincare.
There is Molly Sugar Signature run by Omolade Johnson, a make-up artist and Gele Addict. There is Tsakky run by Tolu Adebayo. She does make-up for Yoruba actress, Tayo Adebayo and Foluke Daramola. There is also Vivian Christopher who runs @ da-veeshome, she does make-up for Bobrisky and Mide Funmi Martins.
There is also Lolade @M/ProBeauty. She does make-up for Toyin Abraham and Simi. Another make-up artist who is a hot cake is Bebe Omagbemi @ Bibyonce. She does make-up for Adunni Ade and Racheal Okonkwo. There is also Makeupcentric who does make-up for Linda Ejiofor Suleiman.
There is also Talamode Beauty. She handles Adesua Etomi Wellington. There is also Beauty by Bobola.
She handles make up for Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Thomas, Wumi Toriola, Seyi Edun, Kokobykhloe, Peju Johnson.
Emmysworld Makeover is into professional Make-Up. She does Microblading Microshading Como-semi and Permanent Lash. She is located at No 10 Irewole Street, Off Opebi Link Bridge, Opebi. She gives you the perfect brow.
House of Lamari:-Lamari is a wedding make up artist Omishope Mariam Abiola is the pro-MUA in charge. She runs a Make-Up school.
Beautywise Makeovers by Adebola Taiwo.
Queenette Pro Mua is a professional Make-Up artist run by Titilayo Omosebi.
There is Tdollsmakeovers. She explained that Tdolls came about as a nickname. “Peoplesay I look like a doll and my actual name is Temi. So they call me Temidolls. During business registration I had to shorten it to Tdolls.” Tdolls is run by Temitope Sotomi. She learnt Make-Up from House of Tara since 2014. What makes her brand different?
“Listening attentively makes our brand stand out she says. What course did she study? “Administration from Babcock University. How has it been running Tdolls since 2014? The business has been running successfully well by carefully listening to what clients need & want”. Her business is on Akin Osinyemi Street, Off Allen Ikeja, Lagos.
Fabmakeup is by Okaka Deborah, she was Miss Tourism Nigeria Top Model 2019/2020. She is an OAU Graduate. She is based in Lekki.
There is Ashad Makeovers by Folashade Hamzat. She is a Beauty technician based in Abuja.
Another popular one is Makeup byashabee. It is run by Abisola. She likes to tell anyone who cares to listen that “magic doesn’t exist until I touch your face”. She is an International beauty Savvy artist. She is a Forbes under 30.
There is also Mojisola Agbaje. On Instagram she is @Hadassah Makeuppro. She has popular clients like Yewande Gomez of Posh Wendy Collections, Toyin Afolayan (Lola Idije), Aishat Adebambo (actress), Alhaja Aliu Modupe (Famous Oil & Gas Dealear) in Ikorodu.
How about Oluwaleye Damilola? Her IG handle is @kandyhouse of glam. Her studio address is at No 12, Gbemisola Street, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. She has worked on Omodolapo Abike Okin, Mercy Aigbe, Fathis Williams, Olaitan Sugar, Ceoluminee, and Mummy Sola Sobowale.
Oseibeauty make-up studio, is another one. She is based in Ibadan, she is a professional MUA & Gele, Nails, Suite 9, Kamal Plaza, beside Access ATM Gallery, opposite Preboye Complex, UI-Bodija Road, Ibadan.
There is also Omishope Mariam Abiola. She is a professional make-up artist. She also run a make-up school. Her brand is House of Lamari Beauty Pro. There is also Emmysworld Makeover. She is into Microblading, Lashes & Makeup.
Adedoyin Mayungbe of dmpromakeovers is another good make-up artist. She is a beauty enhancer. She is a professional MUA. She is also a pro-Make-up Tutor. She is based in Ijebu-Ode. There is also Glitters touch makeover. The CEO is Adewumi Fatai Shifau. She is an award-winning Make-Up Artist. She is into Bridal & other Events Make-up. She also trains.
There is also Tdolls Makeovers. She is a Global Makeup Artist. Then, Titilayo Omosebi. She is also a professional makeup artist. She is a Teacher. There is also Enitan Adwoa Ayo Yusuf who runs Enitan O Makeuproom at 125, Bode Thomas, Surulere.
Tshakky is quite popular. She is a professional makeover artist and she sells makeup products. She based at 60, Ibadan Street, Ebute-Metta West, Apapa Road, by Costain area in Lagos. She does makeup for many celebrity ladies like Sotayogaga.
There is also @Shabbymakeover by Olasunkanmi Bello, a professional makeup artist at Shangisha Magodo, Phase II. She handles the makeup of Rice Merchant, Madam Jumlar. She does make-up for Real Estate Queen, Ololadeabuta Gracias.
There is also SFbeautymakeover owned by Aisha Adeyemo, a professional make up artist & trainer. She is a certified Bridal/Event Makeup Artist. There is also Bellevousmakeovers owned by Mojisola Yusuf, a professional makeup artist in Yaba. Also doing well is Makeoverbyteju in Yaba and MollySugar Signature run by Omolade Johnson. She is into makeup. She is a Gele Addict. She is based in Magodo, Lagos.
There is Mizpurplemakeupempire in Lagos. Then Mobolah Make-up studio popularly called mobolah signatures. There is also @rukeeyzmakeover run by Mrs Rukevwe Bridget Osama, a pro makeup artist. She is also a Gele guru. Funnky Ojo is also making waves. She is good.
There is also Omontese Ita of Beauty Cook Studio. She is a beautiful lady who is blessed with good looks and a flawless ebony complexion that glows all the time. She is a leading Make-up Artist who many ladies rush to.
She is nice. She has a pleasant personality and she’s good at what she does for a living. She is on top of her game.No wonder why many of her clients don’t joke with her. “We are a Makeup &Gele servicing company. We invented the switch gele that changed the way people tie gele”, she recently explained.