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Burna Boy’s Met Gala Debut: A Milestone Moment for Afrobeats Music


Burna Boy at 2023 Met Gala

The 2023 Met Gala, one of the biggest nights in the fashion industry, was lit up by Burna Boy’s stunning ensemble. The Nigerian superstar, who has made waves with his unique Afrobeats sound, stepped onto the red carpet in a custom blue-black Burberry ensemble that was co-designed by Ronami Ogulu, a Nigerian designer and Burna Boy’s sister, and Daniel Lee, the creative director of Burberry.

Burna Boy’s attire featured a sheer top layering paired with zipped glittery trousers and an edgy loose-fitting top decked with a rosette, front cutout and neck-draped train in custom Burberry check prints. He paired his outfit with black shoes and his signature dreadlocks styled into a pretty updo.

The fact that Burna Boy and Tems, another Nigerian artist, were the first Afrobeats hitmakers to grace the Met Gala is a significant milestone for the African music industry. It is a testament to the growing global recognition of African music and culture.

Burna Boy slayed the 2023 Met Gala carpet with his impeccable style and cultural pride. The outfit was a perfect blend of elegance and modernity, showcasing Burna Boy’s unique fashion style. It was a historic moment for African fashion and music, and one that will be remembered for years to come.


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