Nikki Billie Jean (Nicolette Orji) is a Nigerian-American editor-in-chief, fashion designer, fashion stylist, fashion director, campaign producer and event producer, from Maryland (Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area).
In August 2012, Nikki created and founded All Things Ankara, the #1 source for ankara print fashion. Her professional and editorial work, which focuses on ankara print fashion, has been spotted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on television, and appeared on the websites of Huffington Post, Bella Naija, The Shade Room, Fashion Bomb Daily, & Forbes (here & here) and featured in magazines such as Afroelle Magazine.
Her work has also made an appearance as a featured artist at Yale University’s Africa Salon 2017, at Washington, D.C.’s Metro Center Macy’s Black History Month 2018, seen on celebrities such as, Love & Hip Hop New York Season 7 Star, Sky Landish, Miss USA 2015 4th Runner-Up/America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 1st Runner Up Mame Adjei, Real Housewives of Atlanta Cynthia Bailey, and platinum selling, Grammy nominated recording artist, Jidenna.
In 2012, Nikki won Miss Vogue at Penn State University’s Ashe Awards. In 2013, she won RAW Artists Washington, D.C. Accessories Designer of The Year. In 2014, Nikki was nominated for a DMV African Entertainment Award for Best Blogger & Media Personnel. In December 2015, she was listed on Okay Africa’s The Most Badass Black Women Moments in 2015.
Nikki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biobehavioral Health with a minor degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).