Nigeria’s Afrobeat stars are creating waves worldwide. They have not disappointed fans when performing at renowned entertainment events where their appearances are among the most eagerly anticipated. The topic of conversation on social media this time in the Afrobeat community was Tems and Burna’s attendance at the Met Gala.
You do recall that Tems attended the Oscars and made headlines for her intriguing outfit choice, right? This time, Tems was even more gorgeous, and the cameras couldn’t stop filming the “Essence” crooner. In addition, Afrobeats African Giant Burna Boy attended the Met Gala, the biggest fashion event in New York City, for the first time too. He received substantial media attention as three other attendees’ outfits seemed similar, and many have not stopped talking. The Met Gala, dubbed “Fashion’s Biggest Night,” occurred at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, May 1, 2022.
The Grammy-winning Nigerian artist walked the red carpet in style. “Odogwu” Burna Boy wore a train-style pair of pants and a shirt with a Burberry pattern. The black shoes appeared tight, but he still looked great overall.
Barry Keoghan, an Irish actor, donned a similar outfit, except his own was a suit jacket rather than a two-piece, and he complemented it with a shirt. In addition, he donned the same style of shoes that Burna did.
The Burberry suit Skepta, a Nigerian-British rapper, wore looked similar to this Barry’s but had a different design. The appearance’s intriguing feature is that Burberry also produced it. As accessories, he added a blanket and pointed boots.
Stormzy, another British-Nigerian rapper, attended the occasion donning a blue Burberry suit with a flowery motif. He also had on a black turtleneck.
This has become a popular topic of discussion on social media as users are “feeling” the connection between the celebrities and the message of “Unity In Diversity” that their public appearances seem to be spreading. Indeed, the potential of Afrobeat as a genre continues to grow significantly. The current attention that Afrobeat receives can only be sustained if the importance of the message of unity is not abandoned.
— s (@santandaves) May 2, 2023