Vogue rates Wizkid Nigeria’s best-dressed pop star
Nigerian pop star Wizkid, 25, has been rated Nigeria’s best-dressed pop star by Vogue Magazine.
The international magazine published an interview Wizkid yesterday (February 19) on its site. “Wizkid is pretty much the biggest thing in Nigerian pop, which itself seems to advance on the global music stage almost as quickly as the country’s economy, one of the fastest growing in the world” writes Alex Frank for Vogue.
Wizkid’s fashion sense was described as “trendsetting” with “a thoughtful and fun approach to wardrobe: clean lines and minimalism; a mix of fresh streetwear with traditional Nigerian clothes; and bold, bright accessories.”
During the interview Wizkid stated that he likes wearing any type of designer clothing. “Yeah, I like me some Bape, you know. But I wear anything to be honest. Adyn, Rick Owens, Givenchy, anything. I shop from everywhere. We’re talking with BBC to make clothes for my tour” revealed Wizkid.
Wizkid also revealed that he designs his clothing that are specially made for him by Nigerian tailors. “I design everything myself, and I get them to make it. I do a little sketch; sometimes I just sit down with a tailor and describe what I want. Sometimes we go back and forth, like, for days, trying to get it right. Sometimes it’ll take a day to make it, sometimes three, four days. I have a lot of tailors. If I want something made in 12 hours, it will be made in 12 hours.”
During his Vogue interview he spoke about living in Lekki and clubbing in Lagos. “I live in Lekki now. There are new clubs popping up every day. We go to places like Escape, Sip, and it’s madness. December is the craziest time to be in Lagos. I just left there, so I’m pretty exhausted from going hard. Africa is the next thing right now. Talking fashion, music, anything—Africa is on top of all that.”
Wizkid who was embroiled in a paternity scandal a few weeks ago is currently working on his EP which will roll out before his anticipated third album.