2020 Fashion Trends In The Afrobeat Industry

Celebrities love the glits and glamour that comes with the lifestyle. You’d always see them hopping on the latest trends. So…. Who best to catch up on trends than those who do it best?

We’ve collected a list of fashion styles and trends we definitely saw with our Afrobeat artists this year. Here are a few fashion trends we definitely saw this year;

1. The Leather Jacket

When it comes to leather jackets, it never gets old. How you rock it makes the difference.

Wizkid Black Leather Jacket 2020

We watched as our artists showed the evergreen essence of the good ol’ leather jacket. Be it black or Red, it’s all about making that fashion statement.

Patoranking Red Leather Jacket 2020

Burna boy made several leather fashion statements. This piece with the double belt spoke volumes.

Burna Boy Black Leather Jacket 2020

Mr Eazi pairs his leather jacket with the perfect leather pants giving his look a clear 90s vibe. Now that’s how you show up in leather!

Mr Eazi Red leather outfit

2. 90’s Baby!

The 90s are far gone but the fashion, in such a short era, held huge impacts. Nigerian artists showed how far back they can go to express fashions’ immortality.

Falz The Bhad Guy rocks in this long plaid jacket. His pants had the loose boot-cut vibe similar to that of the 90s. He undeniably modernized this look to fit his identity.

Falz Rock 90s fashion

Burna Boy, yet again, showed up in this 90s piece. It features patterns from the 90s used in expressing style. The tassels from his shoes are the best comeback move.

Burna Boy 90s Fashion Vibe 2020

Socks? Check ✔️Turtle Neck? ✔ Khaki? Double Check ✔✔

Bella Shmurda was defiant with his fashion choice this year. To play the 90s theme and dominate in the game……. He is one to look out for in fashion.

Bella Shmurda 90s fashion

3. Prints

They say “Only True Royals Rock Print”. Who? We of course!

Most people may have shied away from prints in earlier fashion. Today, people are being more expressive in their fashion choices.

Tiwa Savage was not afraid to go full-on print in her Billboard African Artist feature. What a way to look regal!

Tiwa Savage in print for Billboard magazine

With Burnaboy is more confidence than we see. He totally looks untouchable in this piece; more like “The owner of Nigeria has arrived?”.

Burnaboy is our print president

4. Tracks

Tracks have now moved beyond the field to the runway. A noticeable fashion trend in 2020 was tracksuits.

Rudeboy was not hesitant to rock this piece. With the shades and sneakers, he is picture perfect.

Rudeboy Psquare sets the bar high in tracks

2Baba shows a laid-back side to slaying with tracks.

2 baba shows how it is done in tracks

Going to work? Tracks work just fine. Ask Teni The Entertainer.

Teni Makanaki in tracks is our mood

5. Denim👖

Denims probably existed before the big bang and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Rocking with denim gets newer and fresher. Designers keep inventing ways to make denim more iconic than before.

Yemi Alade takes this All-denim look and knockes it right outta the park.

Yemi Alade’s all denim look is all we need

Just like the leather jacket, denim jackets are evergreen. Chike’s designer seems to know what’s up. This classic denim jacket is sure unforgettable. Ruby’s cube? Why didn’t we think of that?

Chike in his Ruby’s cube denim jacket

Tiwa Savage shows that it’s always how you wear it in fashion that counts.

Tiwa Savage turns up with denim

6. Neon Green

Wearing hot colors in fashion is mostly seem as a bold move. Our celebrities have shown nothing less than bravery with their fashion choices. Neon green seems to be the brightest of them all and Yemi Alade did not back down on rocking a pair of neon green bodycon dress and fur jacket.

Yemi Alade in neon green 2020

While on stage, Burna boy once again dazzles in neon green. Wonder why the African Giant would be less than bold?

Burnaboy on Neon Green Jacket

Mr P rocks the perfect neon green Tee to complement his look.

Mr P bold neon green look

7. Puffer Jacket

Who says it has to be cold outside to whip out the puffers? Probably the inventor…….. but everything works in fashion. There was a time when fashion was tightly governed by rules. Today, we understand that fashion is a true expression of self. So……….Release the puffers!!!

Bbnaija’s Laycon dazzles in this oversized puffer jacket. In general, we want!!!!

Laycon shows up in style with puffer

Joe boy in this white puffer jacket is the Nigerian-canadian dream. Snow on us!!!

Joe boy is captivating in this white puffer jacket

8. Durags

Durags seemed to have gained more waves after the Lockdown season of Nigeria’s reality show, Big Brother Naija. Our artists seemed to have picked up on that trend.

Chike showed up to perform on same season with his durag held tight. Doesn’t seem like a fashion coincidence over here!!!!

Chike wearing a durag at his BBnaija performance

Peruzzi seems to have embraced the durag look and it fits his status quite perfectly.

Peruzzi drips with his durag style

So, caught up on fashion trends? What did we miss? Nothing of course. What did you think about 2020 fashion trends? Did our artist do less than perfect? On our end, Corona virus did not stop their drip.

Leave us your thoughts below ⏬


Author: Quineth

Writer at Afrobeats360