Celebrating Nigeria at 59: Most Breathtaking Independence Day-Themed Outfits

October 1st is here again, another monumental day for Nigerians both home and abroad as we celebrate the 59th anniversary since Nigeria got her independence. It’s a great time to reflect on how far we’ve come as a nation and how far we still need to go.

Many Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media handles to celebrate Nigeria with sweet words and gorgeous green and white outfits, its both a vision of beauty and culture.

Check out some of the best Independence-Day themed outfits below.

1.Mercy Aigbe

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe didn’t fail to bring her slay game to the Independence day celebrations. She dazzled her fans and truly honoured Nigeria in a green and white Ankara outfit with exaggerated sleeves and a matching Ankara Gele.

In simple yet memorable words, she captioned her photo “Happy Independence Day to my beloved country Nigeria ??”

Watch a video of the actress singing along to Timi Dakolo’s Nigerian tribute, Great Nation

2. Joke Sanwo-Olu

The First Lady of Lagos state, Dr Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, looked classy in her green and white Iro and Buba, she represented her husband, His Excellency Mr Babajide Olusola SanwoOlu, at the Thanksgiving Service held at Chapel of Christ The Light,  to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary.


Speaking about the state of the country she said “Nigeria is on the right path. Although we have our differences, they count far less than the values, virtues and common aspirations that unite us as a nation. We have so much we should be grateful for, and in which we should rightly take pride.”

3. Ayoola Ayolola

Nigerian singer and actor, Ayoola, popular for his role as Mide in the Nigerian drama series ‘Skinny Girl in Transit,’ marked Nigeria’s Independence in a regal pose where he seemed to be reflecting on his country.

He wore a white Dansiki shirt and a gold gap while holding the Nigerian flag high and gazing into the distance, the picture was taken in a rural setting. His photo was followed with the caption “HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY NIGERIA!!!!”

4. Tosan

Instagram businesswoman and CEO of Its Strictly Girly shared her own independence day posts featuring her lovely daughter. Truly depicting that “The children are the leaders of Nigeria’s tomorrow”

She captioned her post “Happy independence fam..we see d Revolution…and it would b televised…??????”

5. Esther Agunbiade

Recently evicted BBNaija housemate, Esther brought beauty to Nigeria’s independence day celebration. Striking a sultry pose in a short white dress with small green details, she praised her country and its people.

Her caption reads “Nigeria – Our box of wonders. 59 years of glory
A country with diverse culture and cultural values.
A country with great minds and lovely people.
May the future bring more glory to our great Nation.
Happy Independence Day Nigeria???”

6. Dabota Lawson

Ex-beauty queen, Dabota Lawson and her best friend are giving us double wahala with their independence day outfits and couple goals at the same time. Rocking an all-green dinner gown beside her man who slayed in his all-white tuxedo, they make the Nigerian colours look so romantic

7. Josh2Funny

Popular Instagram comedian looks dashing in his Independence Day outfit. He rocks two shades of green in a beautiful white background and captions his post “Happy Independence Day, God bless Nigeria!”

8.  Ayo Makun

Popular comedian and Nigerian actor AY shared an Independence day tribute with the cast of his hit movie Merry Men. Looking cool and classy in green shirts, white jeans and shades, Jim Iyke, Ramsey Noah, Falz The Bad Guy, and the rest of the cast are wishing Nigerians a Merry Independence Day!

“We are The Merry Men. We are Smart. We are Successful. We are Beacons of Hope
Above All, We are Proud Nigerians.
Happy Independence Day Nigeria, New year, a new mission. Happy Independence Day Nigeria from the #MerryMen”

9. Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)

Rocking the Nigerian jersey and white Jeans, veteran actor, RMD, in the spirit of patriotism celebrates Nigeria’s Independence Day. He captions his photo “Happy 59th birthday Nigeria. No comment on leadership or state of the nation. Happy independence. Let’s leave it there. Nigeria ronu….”

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