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Victoria James is the creative director of Veekee James. She is a fashion designer and Pro make-up artist from Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria. She makes bridal, custom, ready-to-wear, and gentlemen’s outfits. 
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Her passion for fashion started when she was in secondary school. Fashion designing was not new to her as she was raised by her mother who is a fashion designer. Being an astute entrepreneur, Victoria also ventured into make-up, wig making, and beauty blogging, to mention a few. She is no doubt very hardworking and dedicated to her work, which is very admirable. She has mastered the art of sculpting the feminine body in her dresses. Her designs are popular for enhancing the shape of her clients irrespective of their body type. The waistline of her dresses is usually very snatched. She also uses beautiful beadings, illusions, mesh net, luxurious fabrics, silhouettes, etc. Asides from creating beautiful outfits, she is a fashion stylist. She styles her clients herself, hence the fitting is perfect. Her sheer gorgeous dresses are mostly worn by brides and red carpet appearances. Victoria has been in the fashion industry for a couple of years. Therefore, she is gaining momentum. Currently, she is one of the most sought-after fashion designers in Nigeria. Her designs transcend beyond boring and basic styling and designs. Her clients always stand out when they wear the VJ outfit. All her outfits have a signature look- daring, classy, and unique.
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She has collaborated with many local and international celebrities for music video shoots, commercials, and pageantry. She supports both her colleagues and upcoming fashion designers. She does it intentionally. She supports other designers by buying from them, wearing their pieces, posting them on her main Instagram page, and tagging the designers. She doesn’t only tag the designers, she advertises for them for free. She believes the sky is big enough for everyone to fly.  Some of the celebrities she has designed are Raheem Abike Halimah (papaya_ex), Priscilla Ajoke Ojo, Christiana Kayode (berbiedoll), Maria Chike Benjamin, Nwanneka Nkrumah, Mercy Eke, Chioma Ikokwu (chiomagoodhair), Toni Olaoye, Onyii Alex, etc. Her latest design is Osas Ighodaro’s outfit for the just-concluded eighth edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). Osas won the best dressed for the event with about 20,000 votes. Osas’s outfit trended on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter for a few days after the award ceremony on Saturday. A look at the dress will make you fall in love.
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Some of Veekee James’ designs are The Blazer dress ‘Luminous’, VJ Haute couture 2022, ‘Le Luxe’ (luxury), The set ‘OUTMATCH’, a custom glam two-piece, OUTLAW, GRAND, DASHING, AMOR, Jumpsuit CATALINA, BERRY, KECHI, SEWA, REVIVE, and many others. Victoria is a force to reckon with in the fashion industry. Her designs are getting better and more daring with time. She utilizes the feminine structure when making dresses. Her attention to detail and patience when handling clients’ dresses are enviable. She is gradually carving a special niche for herself in the industry. Veekee’s designs are gradually becoming very distinct.  Victoria James is a role model to all aspiring fashion designers. References Fashions Finest Africa Instagram Featured Image Source: Melody Jacob
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This article was first published on 17th May 2022


My name is Agbagba Bukola. I write about the business and exciting world of fashion.

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