The future awards held last night and had media personality Temisan Emmanuel and former Big Brother Naija contestant, Kahfi Kareem as the hosts of the show. Of course, outfit changes are almost a sure feature but the surprise to it all was Temisan’s first outfit for the evening.
The Delta state born talent wore modern traditional attire complete with loads of cultural beads but the wrapper which usually is tied to floor-length by men of Southern Nigeria graduated into a dramatic long train in the case of Temisan. The internet sensation walked through the stairs of the Balmoral hotel venue as the excess fabric trailed behind, needless say causing all heads to turn and all eyes to stare.
But the host won’t be the first person to have tried creating this type of outfit buzz. As we know it, comedic actor Kelvin Hart crowned himself “the first black man to ever wear a train on the red carpet,” when he showed up to the 2016 Oscars with his “butler” who held his two-end elongated tuxedo train. His serious-mean face got us cracking up even more!
Early this year, actor Billy Porter caused a frenzy when he showed up in a “tux-dress” merging his suit with a black velvet Christian Siriano gown. But his look was more than a fashion statement, it was political. Porter told the press: “We’ve gotten past a problem with women wearing pants. When women wear pants it’s powerful,” he said. “When men wear a dress it’s disgusting. We’re not doing that anymore. I’m not doing it.”
While Porter would approve of Temisan’s train, we however don’t see men-in-trains becoming a trend anytime soon.