Wizkid Named Nigeria’s Best Dressed Pop Star By Vogue Magazine
Well…we kinda agree.
BEVERLY HILLS, February 20, (THEWILL) – Our very own Star Boy is featured in Vogue Magazine where he is being described as Nigeria's best dressed pop star. And you know, when the fashion bible calls someone best dressed, you can take that to the bank.
See excerpts from the interview where he talks about his style below!
First thing I notice is you're wearing Bape—are you a big streetwear-head?
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.
What's the shopping like in Lagos?
I have local tailors out there who make me traditional stuff. So I get material from Lagos, and I have them make me pieces. I mix them up with whatever I wear. I have a whole lot of tailors. The fabrics are from different parts of Nigeria. We have the tie and dye from the western part of Nigeria. We get stuff from the north. I mix it up.
Do you wear a lot of traditional Nigerian clothes?
When I'm back home, all I wear is African fabric. All I really rock is the traditional stuff. That's the in thing right now. That's really coming back. Back in the day, our parents used to wear it every day, and they still do, but now it's cool for wee young ones to wear it. It's amazing. We're doing it differently. We're having it a little bit more fitted. We have styles on it, embroideries and stuff, by local people, made by hand, designed on it.
What's your process when you get something made for you?
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.
What kind of clothes did you love growing up?
Growing up in Lagos, I wasn't fortunate enough to get the fresh stuff when it was new. There was this place we used to go to find stuff that had been shipped from America, like secondhand clothes. I used to rock a lot of Reebok, just a lot of sporty stuff.
You're also not afraid to wear really skinny jeans.
No, I'm not afraid to wear skinny jeans! Yeah, I don't care, man. I rock skinny jeans!
Would you ever do your own clothing line?
I'm hoping to release a clothing line after my EP, planned for April. It's going to be tracksuits, T-shirts, hats, and African attire as well. I'll have a special line for traditional [clothes] with my tailors. Taking Africa to the world.
Do you have style icons?
I love Pharrell's style. It inspires me. It's not about the brands, you know, it's how you put them together. Everything he rocks, he makes it look so good.
Read the rest of the interview here