4 Times Burna Boy Has Channeled His African Giant Status With Fashion
Popular singer and songwriter, Burna Boy dubbed The African Giant recently bagged a Grammy nomination for the World Music Album and this is indeed very commendable. Making this the second time in a row, this nomination has brought another shot at bringing home the much-coveted award.
In light of this, here are 4 times Burna Boy has channelled his African Giant status with fashion.
Styled by his sister, Ronami Ogulu, Burna Boy channelled his African Giant status for the 2020 Grammy Awards show. He was seen rocking a regal outfit from Tokyo James’s Men AW2020 Collection.
The two-piece suit which had unique prints and patterns were complimented by a crisp white shirt and a neck chain with Fela’s image in place of a tie. He added more flare to the entire look with his silver grills and neatly plaited cornrows.
2020 Brit Awards
The Brit Awards is an annual pop music award ceremony that celebrates some of UK’s finest artists. The 2020 Brit Awards was held at the O2 Arena in London, and the African Giant received a Platinum plaque for taking part in UK rapper, Stormzy’s single ‘Own It’.
For the red carpet event, the Afro-fusion pioneer sported a black suit and a sky blue turtle neck top to match. He also completed this look with a pair of black boots and a turquoise blue aquamarine coat that was indeed eye-catching.
Burna Boy x Boohooman
Boohooman is a men's fashion brand that deals mostly in clothing, footwear and accessories for their customers, and they collaborated with Burna Boy in September to launch a new collection. The collection was co-designed and executed by Burna Boy over virtual meetings and he intended to bring a strong, cultural reference of the Nigerian heritage in streetwear.
“With this collection, I wanted every single person to be included, no matter what you do or the lifestyle you lead. I also wanted to start off making sure it could be accessible and attainable.”
The collection features a range of matching sets, mix and match full looks with coordinating accessories such as printed footwear slides, shoulder packs, and many more.
Burna Boy In GQ Style Magazine
Earlier this year, the African Giant also featured in GQ Style Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2020. For the magazine feature, he rocked 9 different looks from top designers such as Louis Vuitton, Pyer Moss, Issey Miyake and many more.
He also rocked a black blazer from Yohji Yamamoto that had colourful prints of leathers and it was indeed very stylish.
Burna Boy is indeed a fashion icon as well as an African Giant, and he is doing amazingly well for himself.