Yesterday, former President Goodluck Jonathan gave a speech at the Oxford Union of the University of Oxford, England with the theme: ‘promoting youth entrepreneurship’ and a number of Nigerians have found a few faults in his speech but that’s not even why we’re here.
While critics were running through the length of his speech finding flaws, we could not help but notice the former president’s fashion evolution, or better put, we confirmed from yesterday’s outing that the man has actually evolved. Since he became former president, GEJ has garnered international recognition and has travelled across the world sharing from his “wealth of knowledge” as a former president whom we have come to belatedly appreciate.
We noticed since late last year that GEJ has ditched his signature traditional Bayelsan look and has opted for suits but this new fashion sense has left us pondering on the question: “why now?”
Here’s a few theories we were able to come up with to deal with that question. First is, the former president had an inefficient wardrobe manager who could not bother to try out fresh options for his very busy boss. So, he throws the Bayelsan regalia on the “poor man” as long as its black, navy blue or grey, leaving us with nothing new to look forward to each time, like we didn’t dislike the man enough.
Second theory is this: Goodluck Jonathan is deeply satisfied with his life and feels a sense of fulfilment considering how far aground his successor has run the country after his exit. So why not play dress up and act like “I thought y’all said I was clueless, now who’s the man?”
In hindsight, we showed you all the times Goodluck Jonathan pulled off the various looks that earned him the title “fashion icon”. A title generously bestowed on him by his media adviser at the time, Reuben Abati. So let’s just say he had the potential the whole time.
Now though, GEJ is not doing too much trying to pull off complicated looks that will leave him in anybody’s fashion faux pas diaries. He’s dealing strictly suits and we’re not even complaining because so far, all the looks have worked almost excellently.
So here’s some of them:
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