Nigerian stylist, fashion journalist and editor, Dimeji Alara has been appointed as the Fashion Editor of ELLE Magazine South Africa becoming the first black male and non-South-African to hold the position in the magazine's 21-year history in South Africa.

Born in Paris in the early '80s, Dimeji Alara started his career as a junior reporter with Genevieve Magazine back in 2004, before starting his own magazine, Stylemania, collaborating with Nigerian photographer Kelechi Amadi-Obi. He moved back to Genevieve Magazine in 2013 where he remained editor till 2015.