by Chinwe Okafor
Denrenle may have done what he does best last night at the AMVCAs – leave people wowed with whatever it is that he decides to pick out of his wardrobe but the one thing he leaves on people’s minds is the reason why he would make such a fashion decision.
Well tonight, it got worse. Denrele came to the awards fully clad in a dress. Yes you read right. A gold, sheer shimmering dress- and it weighed a ton too- complete with a mask and silver shoes. But this time, we have a reason.
The on air personality may have wanted to stand out at this year’s event and he most certainly did. A lot of people felt that he picked the outfit in honour of his late best friend, Goldie, but certainly not.
He simply went shopping and spotted the material on a shelf in Tiannah’s place, owned by Toyin Lawani. The moment he saw it, a thought came to his mind- the AMVCA statuette.
Denrenle wanted to be a real life AMVCA statuette for the night. “It is 24-carat gold and I just looked at it and I said to myslef, ‘why not strut out something that reeks of the statuette?’ and I wanted to look like a statuette tonight. I know I went a bit overboard with it,” he said. You think?
However, making such decisions come with its consequences. He certainly got the stares he wanted but much to his own detriment, “I mean my back is all in the open and I am hot. I do not know how you ladies do it. My back is so sweaty that I had to tell everyone who wants to hug me to put their hand on my butt instead of my back. It is quite difficult to maneuver as well but this is what I’m going to rock the afterparty with.”
The dress was designed by Elegante by Tiannah Styling. She styled every other thing on him including the silver Caveler shoes which he admitted are hell to walk in, the golden statement hand pieces and neck pieces.
The hair as well. To make the look complete, Denrenle settled for a more different updo than he is usually known for- braids. The hair, also done by Tiannah Styling, is all shades of white, dirty grey and blonde all wrapped up in a bun. And it was the most interesting thing we’d ever seen.