Mad on the mic, killer on the threads, this is Empress P, Sierra Leone’s self proclaimed Queen of Hip- Hop. Over the past few years this Freetown lady has slowly but surely climbed the ladder of swag supremacy with a wardrobe and music reportoire that has helped get her there.
Empress brings the superhero vibe in her Versace jacket draped over the shoulders. She amps up the look with some Missy Elliot inspired blingy chains, bandana, and designer sunnies (LV I think?) and THAT mohawk.
Check out Empress P’s latest release Boom Bam Boom and one of the most creative film clips ever produced. Points for spotting the odd man out.
Kroo Town Road label-addict, aptly named Versace, has a particular formula when getting dressed in the morning. Contrary to the advice of every second fashion editor/stylist/model/commentator in the world, he likes to dress head-to-toe in the same designer. The day I bumped into him it was all about Gucci…
…with a hint of LV -check that mobile phone case. Versace describes himself as a ‘fashion man’ and is all set to compete in the Royal Brotherhood Social Club Triple K Designing and Beauty Contest. The three Ks being referred to here stand for Freetown’s trendy inner-city fashion hotspots – Kroo Town Rd, Kroo Bay and Kingtom, not the Ku Klux Klan in case you were confused.
Wishing you lots of luck Versace, judging from the poster I think you have a pretty good chance of beating Baby Sal, Opoku, Queences, Isatu Barrie and Sheik ‘P’. Actually Sheik ‘P’ is going to be hard to defeat, but if there’s anyone who can grab that US$1000 in cash with both hands, it’s you Versace.