Forget Ageism, She’s Serving Looks & Lessons: The Ruth Osime Powerhouse


In the colorful tapestry of Nigeria’s fashion and journalism realms, one luminary shines brightly – Ruth Osime, the quintessential style aficionado and journalistic powerhouse who has left an indelible mark on both industries. As she gracefully turns 60, it’s time to raise a sartorial toast to this remarkable woman whose influence knows no bounds.

Ruth Osime

Ruth Osime’s journey through the corridors of fashion and journalism began at THISDAY, where she embarked on a metamorphic career trajectory. From project manager to the illustrious title of style editor, her ascent was as swift as it was deserved. With a pen as her wand, she wielded words like a maestro, transforming mere pages into veritable style symphonies.

Ah, but let’s not forget her revered column, “Truth by Ruth,” a weekly rendezvous with readers where she dished out pearls of fashion wisdom with a side of wit and charm. It was here, in the hallowed halls of THISDAY Style, that her magic truly unfolded, captivating hearts and minds alike with her unparalleled flair for fashion.

But wait, there’s more! As the co-producer of the iconic ARISE Fashion Week, she didn’t just walk the walk; she strutted it with panache. And who could forget her stint as head judge, orchestrating the fashion spectacle with the finesse of a seasoned conductor?

In the realm of journalism, Ruth Osime’s star shines just as bright. Named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Nigerian journalism, she’s not just a storyteller; she’s a narrative architect, weaving tales of truth , perspectives and inspiration with every stroke of her pen or on air .

Yet amidst her myriad accomplishments, it’s her  impeccable taste in fashion that truly sets her apart. With an effortless elegance that’s as timeless as it is trendsetting, she’s not just a style icon; she’s a living, breathing fashion oracle with a very distinct taste in captivating accessories


But perhaps what truly distinguishes Ruth Osime is her unwavering dedication to her craft. Whether she’s penning prose or curating couture, she does so with a passion and joie de vivre that’s as infectious as it is admirable.

So here’s to you, Ruth Osime – a beacon of style, a paragon of journalism, and a true Nigerian treasure. May your 60th year be filled with laughter, love, and of course, fabulous fashion!


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