Ashley Okoli is a 22 year old Nigerian Model, YouTuber, Influencer and the CEO of Sillet by Ash. Her clothing line Sillet is a favourite across the altè crowd. She has styled several artists and is credited as a stylist and creative director for Santi‘s “Raw Dinner,” Nonso Amadi‘s “Comfortable,” Lady Donli’s “Corner” video among several others.
She describes her childhood as free with her never having to hide her expressive self. Once studying Chemistry in the University, she dropped out to start her brand. She lived in her car for a bit while finding her feet. Being a victim of bullying for her distinct style, she credits her self awareness as her shield to accept her difference and uniqueness.
Her style is free and edgy and encourages people to follow their own paths no matter how least trodden it is. Okoli uses her style and trends in fashion to reach her target audience, by prompting her followers to engage with the positivity of her brand and style. She has developed a strong community for herself to push her brand and other brands affiliated with her.
Okoli doesn’t just push her brands, she also runs a vlog where she shares her opinions on various subject matters. She advocates for the inclusion of women in everyday social and economic activities and encourages girls to follow their dreams.
With this article, we come to the end of our Women’s series for Women’s History Month. We hope you enjoyed this series as much as we did.