Not that we need any excuse to wear jeans but if you were looking for one, Friday 19th September i Jeans for Genes Day in the UK run by the charity Genetic Disorders UK. Since its inception in 1992, the Jeans for Genes Day has raised over £35m for the care of children and families who are affected by genetic disorders.

Not ones to miss an opportunity to don denim to work and keen to get on the evergreen double denim trend, we turn to leading African celebrities who show us how to rock denim in style.


Michelle Dede 

One of the latest celebrities to do deouble denim in Nigeria is actress Michelle Dede. Her skinny jeans show off her legs for days. While she wears super sexy red court shoes, she adds a touch of tomboy with her hat and suspenders. The result? Biker chick in double denim.


Zainab Balogun

Another celeb who very recently donned double denim is Zainab. We applaud anyone who can pull off the double denim look on the red carpet and Zainab does so effortlessly with ripped straight cut jeans paired with a denim shirt in a lighter shade.


Yemi Alade

“Johnny” singer Yemi Alade is another star who pulls off double denim on the red carpet. Oversize dark denim shirt and boyfriend jeans in a lighter shade play off each other well. Make like Yemi and add sky high heels to add a little bit of glam to an otherwise casual look.

Kaylah Oniwo

On-air-personality Kaylah shows us you can do double denim in a skirt and shirt get up too with this '90s inspired look with a denim pencil skirt paired with a denim shirt in a lighter colour and black accessories.

Rita Dominic

Nollywood's Style Queen never puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion and this loose fitting double denim get up is of course no exception!

IMG_4915Funke Akindele

Another Nollywood star who rocks denim well is Funke. Check her out in this simple shirt dress. She keeps it casual with block heel sneakers.

IMG_4909 IMG_4910 Toke Makinwa

Toke has clearly discovered the winning formula - double denim - and recycles the trend over and over again in different looks.In the first look she has paired her shirt and rolled up boyfriend jeans with red Valentino courts. In the second, she has opted for flared jeans and a denim shirt with metallic collar detail with pink accessories.

FullSizeRender Stephanie Coker

TV presenter Stephanie is another chic lady who pairs denim with hot pink. Her distressed denims are also fab!

IMG_4912Kehinde Bankole

More distressed denim goodness comes from actress Kehinde Bankole. We love the pink brooch and barely there black sandals too!

FullSizeRender Yvonne Nelson

Gorgeous Ghanaian babe Yvonne Nelson pairs her double denim with black snake skin heels and gold accessories - and voila, timeless double denim style.

IMG_4908 Nadia Buari

Another Ghanaian actress to do double denim in style in Nadia. The gorgeous star flaunts her killer curves in skinny jeans and a fitted shirt.

IMG_4914Mo Cheddah

The diminutive rapper jumps to it in this fab denim jumpsuit. Need we say more?


Toni Tones

Another singer to rock a denim jumpsuit is Toni Tones. Toni dresses her jumpsuit with a pink floral head piece and beige barely there sandals.


Bonang M

Ripped jeans they may be, but South African star Bonang M knows how to dress her double denim look up with layered jewellery, statement shades and designer bags. Ooh la la!


Genevieve Nnaji

Nollywood actress is another leading lady who can’t get enough double denim, and like pretty much all else in her style armour, she wears the look impeccably.


Tiwa Savage

Last but not the least is the Nigerian pop singer Tiwa who has worn denim over and over again on and off the red carpet, from double denim to this cute little dark denim number.

Double Denim Dos

  • Mix it up – If you are wearing a dark jean pants, pair it with a lighter denim top or vice versa.
  • Add a pop of colour – Jazz up your double denim by injecting a pop of colour with your accessories. Think handbag, scarf, heels, jewellery.
  • Play with fabrics and shapes – Fitted top? Opt for a slouchier bottom. Skinny jeans? Choose a baggier top. Also mix and match the lightness of your fabrics to avoid an altogether ‘stiff’ look.
  • Choose the right shoes – As casual as double denim may look, pick the right pair of heels, you are ready for the red carpet.
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