Top Nigerian artists with signature looks that are unforgettable.
Mp3bullet.ng presents Nigerian Artists with unforgettable signature Looks.
Some Nigerian artists distinguish themselves not just by their vocals or name but sometimes by their signature looks.
A signature look has the power to make a powerful first impression on your audience and distinguish you from other artists.
While most of our celebs like to switch up their looks on a regular basis, the remainder commits to one appearance and stick with it.
Those that discover their ideal signature look master it to a tee, ensuring that their looks are always on-brand.
It could either be a fashion accessory or hairstyle, what matters is that fans can easily distinguish it from others and it is sometimes a trend.
Mp3bullet.ng compile a list to pay homage to a few of our favourites from the past and present.
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Here are some of our favourites:
Lagbaja- Native mask and ankara
Lagbaja was one unusual fellow who had people trying to figure out his persona.
Lagbaja serenaded us with tunes like Koko below, Never far away, Gra gra, Suuru Lere, and Nothing for you while wearing an Ankara frilled-ski mask, native two-piece, and his saxophone. Years later, his unusual characteristic appearance still makes him stand out.
Naeto C- Traditional hat
Naeto C made an immediate impact with Kini Big Deal, standing out for a variety of reasons.
As he frequently reminded us, he was the only MC with an MSC, delivering many hits like 10 over 10 and iconic phrases like “Yes Boss” that are still engrained in our mainstream culture.
Aside from his great music, he was a fashion trailblazer with his undeniably stylish appearance. We saw him in a trilby (a narrow-brimmed hat), fila (a traditional Yoruba cap), but it was his re-invention of the hula (a traditional Hausa cap) that became one of his defining looks.
Before Naeto C made the cap his signature look, hulas only went with traditional garb for men but the rapper rebranded the hat and gave it a contemporary feel that went with everything from tees and jeans to gowns.
Naeto C’s style included sunglasses, tuxedos or business suits, and recognizable T-shirts imprinted with slang from his songs. Everyone attempting to be as cool as him immediately absorbed his general laid-back swag.
Don Jazzy- Walking Stick
The walking stick, which he didn’t simply use for video shoots, gradually became his hallmark look, following him almost everywhere. The walking stick was a perfect match with his persona as “Don.”
Over the years, Don jazzy ditched his walking sticks to rebrand and he is now focused on managing young Mavin signees.
Falz- Empty Glasses Frames
Falz first wore standard spectacles before switching to lensless glasses, which sparked a fashion trend in which many young Nigerians wore glasses with no lenses. Even as his sonically evolved, he has remained consistent with the lensless glasses.
Wurld- Blue Hair
Wurld has had blue hair since his debut and has kept it that way without sacrificing versatility. He states that his blue hair has been his natural color since he was reborn. It’s unclear whether he’ll ever go back to the color of his hair before he was reborn, or if he’ll change it from blue to a different color.
Rema- Ski Mask and Teddy Bear
In 2019, he entered the game as a thief in the night, donning a knitted ski mask and brandishing a teddy bear he referred to as his “best friend” in a Twitter outburst.
Rema’s hits under this guise include Ginger Me, Bad Commando, and Dumebi. In 2020, he shaved his dreadlocks as a tribute to the EndSARS movement, and they appear to be growing back.
DJ Cuppy- Pink hair/pink everything
Cuppy’s trademark pink hair is something you’ll almost certainly never see her without. From her hair to her interior decor to her Porsche, Cuppy has embraced a world of pink. There’s clearly more to her wig than meets the eye.
Yemi Alade- PAN African look
When it comes to style, we already know Yemi Alade is all African. From her haircut to her Ankara, she creates intriguing ensembles, and her African essence extends to her music—stunning it’s to watch. She has no plans to stop advocating for Africa anytime soon.
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Ruger – Eye patch
When he first appeared on the scene in 2021, his eye patch drew a lot of attention and inquiries.
Ruger said he wears the eyepatch out of respect for someone in an interview. His pink hair is another distinguishing feature that adds to his Ruger-flair.
We are not sure if his hair colour will change very soon, but his eye patch appears to be permanent.