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Mr. Eazi Says He Started A Trend With His Ghana-Must-Go Outfits

Follow @eventlabgh < Mr Eazi is flying the Nigerian (and Ghanaian) flag not just with his good music but also with...

By Eventlabgh , in Celebrity Entertainment News , at March 14, 2017


Mr Eazi is flying the Nigerian (and Ghanaian) flag not just with his good music but also with his awesome sense of style which is getting more than a few nods from the global fashion circle.

The “Holl’ Up” singer was recently featured in a Vogue editorial where he was described as “The Nigerian-Ghanaian Pop Star Putting West African Style on the Map”.

In the interview, Eazi talks stirring up a lot of controversies with the Ghana-Must-Go outfits he wore on the promotional artworks for his Lagos To Accra mixtape. He told Vogue that while he indeed caught lots of flacks for the choice of fabric, he started a trend which is now being copied by people on Instagram.

“I wore an outfit that was the most controversial thing in fashion this year. The materials used for these designs are from what we call the Ghana-must-go bags. At one point, there was a lot of Ghanaians in Nigeria because of the oil boom. The Nigerian government asked the Ghanaians to go back. There was a mass exodus, and they would use these bags, because they didn’t have time to get a proper suitcase. Going back and forth between Nigeria and Ghana, I would notice that the businesswomen, to bring goods back and forth, would use the Ghana-must-go bags. I feel like this bag now represents me: Mr Eazi, the Yoruba boy who went from Nigeria to Ghana. I called my stylist and said, “I want to dress in Ghana-must-go!” And I said I wanted it tailored in the most prestigious traditional Nigerian fit. A lot of people got mad! They said they’d fight me in the street. But I’ve also seen people wearing it on Instagram. It’s getting the youth to wear the Ghana-must-go. At the end of the day, it’s all love.”

And that isn’t the only trend he’s popularising, he also told Vogue that his signature straw hat is catching on with a lot of his fans and admirers.

“These hats are produced in northern Ghana, and they’re synonymous with herdsmen and gold miners. They are handmade, and they wear them because the sun is heavy there. They’re knitted but actually made of the same material they use to make baskets. The hats are sturdy. Even when I put them in a box in my luggage on tour, when I bring them out, I just have to stretch them out a little bit and they get their shape back. Ghana is very, very big on reggae music, so in a lot of art forms you will see Rasta expressions—that’s why the hats are red, gold, green. Anytime I go for a show and I don’t have the hats, it’s an issue. [The audience] feels like I’m incomplete without one. I throw them out to the crowd at shows when I’m on tour, so I have just four left, but my manager is coming with 20. When I played in Ukraine, I was shocked to look out in the crowd and see people wearing them!”

All good and nice but ain’t nobody here trying to walk around town wearing Ghana-Must-Go. ?



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