The Nigerian Fashionista, Jeremiah Ogbodo, also known as Swanky Jerry, has an estimated net worth of $ 10.87 Million (₦4,568,987,100.00)
Swanky Biography and Net Worth
Date of Birth
July 4, 1991
Fashion stylist, Reality TV star Fashion designer, Image Consultant
Source of Wealth
Costume management, Fashion
$10.87 Million (₦4,568,987,100.00)
Swanky Jerry Biology and Early Life
Ogbodo Jeremiah also known as Swanky Jerry was born on July 4, 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria. Swanky Jerry hails from Enugu state, South Eastern, Nigeria. There’s no much information about his parents but information shows that he lost his dad at an early age.
Swanky completed his primary and secondary education in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated from his secondary school “Command Day Secondary School, Oshodi” in 2009. He proceeded to University of Lagos and obtained a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration.
Graduating from the university, Swanky enrolled in the one-year NYSC program after which he began his fashion path. Swanky proceeded to gaining more expertise in the fashion industry and this earned him a formal styling accreditation from the School of Style in New York.
Swanky Jerry Career and Net Worth
Loosing his dad at a very young age, Swanky worked hard and played the survival game. He worked as Public Relations agent for top beauty brands, hotels, clubs and other small businesses.
Swanky’s love for fashion started at a very young age and thankfully, he had opportunities to travel to different part of the country. His fashion zeal prompted him to enroll for a fashion designing course in New York.
Swanky then returned to Nigeria and began to take necessary steps to establishing his fashion brand. He developed a social network to maintain a good relationship with his clients.
He began his professional career in 2012 by establishing his brand Swanky signatures. That was a stepping stone to his fashion line. That same year, he styled Davido in the music shoot of his 2012 song”All Of You in New York.”
This lifted him from obscurity to limelight in Nigeria and America. Gradually, he rose to fame and was featured in the Netflix reality show “Young, Famous & African.” This again increased his popularity.
Swanky is not only a fashionista but also an Image consultant. He is booked by famous African artists who pay in dollars for his services. Swanky collaborates and style famous actors, musicians, businessmen, and politicians.
He has worked and prepared costumes for entertainers like Yemi Alade, Iyanya, Tuface, D’banj, and Ini Edo. Swanky is Tonto Dikeh’s personal stylists. He has styled presidents like President Goodluck Jonathan (former), and so many other first ladies and African presidents.
A lot of recognition and awards have been credited to Swanky some of which are
- He got featured in the popular news channel CNN.
- Swanky won the Fashion Stylist of the Year at the 2014 Lagos Fashion Awards.
- He was featured at the 2020 Forbes Africa 30 under 30.
Swanky has gotten a lot of assets, fame, and recognition owing to his persistence in the fashion world. He is a force to reckon in the fashion industry.