With style as the focus, 2019 definitely came bearing fruits for African fashion and entertainment. From African designers getting a spotlight on international runways to male celebrities consistently showing up in rave-worthy style to international patronage of African brands by foreign celebrities, it’s been a year where we are finally getting a bit of the attention our creatives and culture deserve.
This year, a great number African male celebrities took their style game up a notch and we couldn’t stop raving weekly about the finesse they delivered with every uniquely styled outfit.
It used to be that when the subject of African fashion comes up, one immediately thinks: designers and female celebrities. That’s changing quickly. Now we can’t talk about fashion in Africa without considering the contributions African male celebrities have made to their local fashion industries through the patronage of other creatives including stylists, groomers, personal shoppers and hairstylists. African male celebrities are not only elevating their brands through their style but also enriching their local fashion industry.
‘It’s safe to say that fashion now plays a bigger role in the representation of our cultures than say the business of gossip and you can thank brands like ours – yes, Style Rave – for the change in focus towards conversations that are more constructive and progressive for our entertainment industries. This is one of the key reasons we’ve dedicated our brand to helping rebrand African entertainment industries and Africa at large.
As a new decade beacons, we look back with pride at how far the different African film and music industries – from Nigeria to South Africa, Ghana to Tanzania and everywhere in between – have come. We remain committed to continuing to shine a positive light on our continent as we represent our talents in ways that command respect and admiration for African arts and entertainment globally.’
2019 was quite an impressive year for both male and female celebrities. The year saw celebrities going bolder with their style as social media turned even more eyes on them. We saw stunning pieces make their way from the runway to the red carpet along with statement-making accessories, wild hairstyles and fantastic shoes.
It’s been a tough selection process but we succeeded in narrowing it down to these top 15 African musicians and actors who made indelible marks on the fashion scene this year.
Here are the best dressed African male celebrities of 2019…
15. Kidi Music – Ghana
14. Idris Sultan – Tanzania
13. This is Solo – South Africa
12. Fally Ipupa – Congo
11. Burna Boy – Nigeria
10. Kizz Daniel – Nigeria
9. Mawuli Gavor – Ghana
8. Denola Grey – Nigeria
7. Davido – Nigeria
6. Juma Jux – Tanzania
5. Adekunle Gold – Nigeria
4. Timini Egbuson – Nigeria
3. Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
2. D’banj – Nigeria
1. Riky Rick – South Africa
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