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Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out

-Jenn Proske

The godfather of makeup, Kevyn Aucoin paved the way for a lot of artists today, especially male artists. He was one of the few that made it okay for men to be MUAs, now, there are countless men slaying in the beauty industry and their skills are amazing! In light of this inspiration, today, I’m going to share with you my two favourite male makeup artists in Nigeria.

Kevyn Aucoin

To start off this list is none other than the amazing Jide of St. Ola, he is the king of makeup in Nigeria. He is one of the best MUAs and probably the best male MUA in Nigeria. He is the true definition of an artist, his skills are simply amazing and he constantly delivers beauty, editorial and wedding looks, essentially you can say he is a triple threat. Also, he gives his clients a clean fresh beat, that leaves them with their “real face”, a naturally enhanced version. Jide is also MUA to a number of celebrities in Nigeria and his recent work with singer/songwriter Seyi Shay left us love-struck. Everything about that collaboration was amazing. Some of his notable clients include Jumoke Adenowo, Kate Henshaw and Yemi Alade to mention a few. Jide’s work has been featured in countless publications across the nation and he has also received international recognition from beauty gurus like the amazing Huda Beauty. With over a hundred thousand followers on Instagram, there’s no stopping Jide.

Jide of St. Ola

Next is Ronald, popularly known as Ronaldthe7th on Instagram. He is a recent discovery of mine, after seeing his work on the vice president’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, that sealed the deal for me. He instantly became one of my favourites. He is a Nigerian MUA based in Abuja, and just like Jide, Ronald has mastered the art of giving clean flawless beats that are timeless. I’m particularly a huge fan of his skin work, his ability to make his clients look flawless without looking like they are wearing too much makeup is definitely one of the reasons why we love him. He has over fifteen thousand followers on Instagram and they just keep growing. Ronald is definitely one to look out for over the next few months.


These artistic men are paving the way for others to follow suit. With passion, drive and hard work they are making a name for, not just only themselves, but the industry as a whole. We can’t wait to see other male MUA’s follow suit.

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