Swanky Jerry is a Nigerian stylist or rather African stylist, designer, TV reality star and an image consultant. His real birth name is Jeremiah Ogbodo. Ogbodo’s nickname can also be written as SwankJerry.
Swanky is famous for his good work of styling popularly known celebs like D’banj, Ice Prince, Tu Face Idibia, Rita Dominic, Tonto Dikeh, M.I, Juliet Ibrahim, Davido, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan during his campaign for second term in office. The list is endless.
He has also gained fame for appearing on “Young, Famous & African”, a reality TV show on Netflix.
Swanky Jerry Net Worth, Wife and is the African Stylist Gay?
Swanky Jerry Net Worth
Swanky is definitely working hard to earn his sizeable his income. His net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be between $1.5 million and $5 million.
His Profile Summary
|Date of Birth||4 July 1991|
|Place of Birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|In the Spotlight||Young, Famous & African (reality TV show)|
|Profession||Image consultant & designer and Fashion Stylist|
His Physical Appearance
Swanky has several distinctive features. The African stylist has a beard and a mustache. His eye color is dark brown and his hair is black. Jerry stands 5 feet and 11 inches tall, and his weight is about 80 kg.
He is quite masculine, yet some people wonder if Swanky Jerry is gay. In many events Swanky appears wearing black sunglasses. In addition, he has ear studs and a tattoo on his arm.
Swanky Jerry School and his Early Life
Jeremiah Ogbodo was born on 4th July 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria. Originally, he hails from Eastern Nigeria. Swanky schooled at Command Day Secondary school in Oshodi, Lagos State and graduated with WAEC certificate back in 2009.
He went ahead and joined University of Lagos where he did Business Administration and bagged a degree. Later, Swanky attended a School of Style based in New York, where he did fashion design course and attained a certificate.
That is how he became a fashion stylist.
How old is Swanky Jerry today in 2023?
Swanky Jerry is 32 years, 2 months and 25 days old on 29 September, 2023.
On Which Day of the Week was He Born?Swanky was born on Thursday, July 4th, 1991.
But he would have been born on a Tuesday if this year was the year of his birth.
His Other Age Numbers Since Birth Until This Minute
We can calculate his age in months, weeks, days and years as follows:
- Total Years: 32
- Total Days: 11,775
- Total Months: 386
- Total Weeks: 1,682 and 1 days
Swanky Jerry Family, Siblings and Parents
Information about his siblings is not yet in the limelight, but he lost his dad when he was still young.
Ogbodo’s journey to becoming a top stylist began way back as a young boy. This is because he was privileged to travel from city to city, thereby getting a lot of exposure to different cultures and fashion.
In June 2012 he launched his brand, Swanky Signatures Styling. He appears on red carpet events, styles famous clients for the red carpet, and photoshoots and video shoots coverage.
Swanky is a brand ambassador for his artistic work hence, making him appear in magazines and online publications. For instance, he styled Darey for House of Maliq magazine , Davido and Praiz music video shoot for “All of You” and D’banj for a photo shoot.
After, he did a video shoot for Davido’s song, “All of You”. This is when he started trending in Nigeria and America, and it was a big breakthrough for him.
Swanky does good pieces of artistic work in the fashion styling industry.
Young, Famous & African
The young star (Swanky) has finally make his debut on screen in a reality show on Netflix known as “Young, Famous & African”. On the show, Swanky Jerry has a catchy, killer vibe. On the show, Jerry is working with other African well known and talented stars like Diamond Platnumz, Nadia Nakai, Khanyi Mbau, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Zari Hassan, Andile Ncube, and Naked DJ, among others.
The series is about a group of friends who are young, famous and African. Together, they flirt, have fun and fight while living in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The series has so far produced two seasons, and season two has added some new characters. Swanky appeared on BBC News after release of the show and this happened to be his first interview about the series.
Jerry the Brand Ambassador
Swanky and Pearl Thusi, the South African actress, were announced as the new global Karl Lagerfeld ambassadors and partners. Karl Lagerfeld was a renowned German fashion designer, and the website that is named after him sells fashion accessories, shoes, gifts and other stylish items.
His Girlfriend: Is Swanky Jerry Gay?
Back in the days, Swanky had a girlfriend called Yvonne Nwosu. She is a fashion designer. Jerry proposed to her in 2018 in London. Yvonne was excited, and even shared some photos of her proposal online.
But of late updates about his girlfriend are not disclosed.
Swanky doesn’t seem to be gay. However, some people question his sexuality due to his unusual lifestyle that even includes wearing stylish Scottish skirts.
But his unusual dressing code and fashion style is because Swanky is totally serious about his fashion career. His passion for style has made most of his fans admire his work, especially on the latest reality show, Young, famous & African.
Is Swanky Jerry Married?
Swanky Jerry is not married as of 2023.
Awards and Recognition
In early February 2023, Swanky was awarded the Inaugural Trailblazer Award by Noir Fashion Weeks. His other awards include Male Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016 and Prestigious Stylist of the Year Award in 2014.
The two awards were presented at Lagos Fashion Awards.
Swanky Jerry on Social Media
His fans can follow the African stylist on his Instagram account.
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