Hailing from the bustling and vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria, Wizkid is unwavering in promoting Afrobeats all over the world. At the same time, the musician has carved out a glamorous place for himself in the world of luxury fashion – fusing African and European designers with extraordinary dexterity and ease. He often collaborated with the late Virgil Abloh, and after the designer passed away last year, the musician gave a moving stage at the Made in Lagos concert pay tribute.
Last week, Wizkid performed his composition in his first concert at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden (sold out, of course). Designed by London-based creative director Karen Binns, his looks are appropriately Lagosian and boastful. Wizkid cleverly combined different pieces from different designers: a Saint Laurent fur coat, a pair of Dolce & Gabbana leather gloves, and a black-on-black sequined suit by Nigerian designer Tokyo James. There are also delightful statement accessories, including stackable necklaces and dark sunglasses.
It was part of an impressively busy week for the superstar. Two days later, after entertaining thousands at MSG, Wizkid appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, wearing a more understated and minimalist black look, Presenting his stripped-down performance of “Money and Love.” Two days later, he made history at the American Music Awards, becoming the first winner of the newly created “Best Afro Beat” category. Plus: His album More Love, Less Ego is highly anticipated. It’s been a busy week for a globally recognized brand.
As the Wizkid and afrobeats tandem is gaining popularity worldwide, his appearance It’s also gotten grander. As Bass puts it, “Wizkid’s style epitomizes his approach to the world: eclectic, sexy, and free.”
Below, check out the star’s Behind-the-scenes photos of his preparations for the Madison Square Garden concert and dinner to celebrate the release of More Love, Less Ego .