Nigerian media personality, Denrele Edun has cried out over the effect of the unusual outfit he wore to the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award a week ago.
Speaking on what inspired the outfit in an interview, Denrele Edun noted that he wanted to make a lasting statement and something people would not forget in a hurry.
Denrele Edun recalled how he wore a black dress and mask during the 2015 or 2016 AMVCA and people rarely recognised him as they thought he was a South African nominee.
Despite his current condition, Denrele Edun noted that he wanted to wear something unconventional that has never been worn.
He said: “I wanted something that would not only be red carpet worthy but as well that people would not forget in a hurry. I remember that in 2015 or 2016, I wore a backless dress to the AMVCA with a mask. Many people thought I was a South African nominee”
“They did not know I was the one. It was funny and I enjoyed it. At the after-party, when I took my mask off, people screamed. But, this latest outfit was not just about arresting attention. I wanted to wear something very unconventional that had never been worn before”
“I wanted something that would be wearable and still be art, and Toyin (fashion designer and stylist) got the idea. I did fittings for the outfit but my waist was small, so they had to fix it. My waist is still bruised as I speak. It was made with metal and we had to construct inverter batteries. For me, it was fashion with art”
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