Afrobeats Tickets To The Met Gala? Most Likely For The First Time
The “Met Gala” is an annual fundraising gala held by Vogue to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Arts and Costume Institute in New York City. It is one of the most significant fashion events in the world, and the invitations are sought after by celebrities and highly prominent people from different spheres, from actors to models, artists, footballers, sportsmen and women, businessmen and women, etc.
The Met Gala is an old but growing event that has pushed fashion to a higher sense, and it is done every year. Last year was a shutdown, and many celebrities turned up. We witnessed so many stars in different outfits by big fashion brands. The best costume was by Blake Lively. She was a force to reckon with and came prepared like Katniss Everdeen did in the Hunger Games.
This year’s Met Gala will hold on May 1st(it is customary to have it every first Monday in May), and most likely, Afrobeats A-list of celebrities and artists will be in the limelight.
It will be the most iconic moment to witness in history. The theme of this year’s Met Gala is: “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” This theme honours Karl Lagerfeld, a regular attendee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. It will be a great time to showcase Afrobeats to the world. We are rooted in our African culture, and thanks to Tems for showing that at the academy award night.
The Met Gala is one of the most prominent events in the fashion industry, and an invitation would represent a significant milestone for the Afrobeats movement and its cultural impact. If Afrobeats stars were to be invited to the Met Gala, it would be an exciting and significant moment for the genre and its global recognition.
It would also showcase the genre’s diverse range of styles, sounds, and aesthetics to a broader audience, potentially leading to more opportunities for Afrobeats artists and creatives in the future.
We are keen on wishing this happens. Africa is enriched with talented fashion icons and designers who will move mountains in different styles. We have fashion royalties such as Toyin Lawani of Tiannah Empire, Mai Atafo, Ugo Monye, Orange culture, etc. The Lagos fashion week showed us the outstanding talents in our fashion culture. Moving to other parts of Africa as well: Thebe Magugu (South Africa), Christie Brown (Ghana), Imane Ayissi (Cameroon), etc.
We mustn’t forget the others who make everything come together quite nicely, from the hair stylist, makeup artist, nails technician and the jewellery plugs— all rooted in African culture.
It would be nice to see our people walk that red carpet on May 1st. It will be iconic, and the trend tables will be on fire. Afrobeats to the world!