It has been nearly a month since this year’s Ghana Vodafone Music Awards (VGMA) took place, but Highlife musician Kwabena Kwabena is still facing criticism for his choice of outfit at the event.
Despite the criticism, Kwabena Kwabena remains unperturbed and defends his fashion sense.
On the night, the ‘Aso‘ hitmaker was spotted in a wine wide-neck top with flared long sleeves made from a ruffled fabric teamed with a pair of colourful bell-bottom trousers with zips running from the knees downwards.
While some of his critics have accused him of going overboard because his outfit appeared too feminine, others have even gone ahead to tag him as gay and a member of the LGQBTI+ community.
In response to the criticism, Kwabena Kwabena has described his critics as miserable people who need prayers if they find fault with his outfit.
According to Kwabena Kwabena, as long as one is not naked, everyone is entitled to wear whatever pleases him or her.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, he questioned why anyone should have an issue with his outfit.
He explained that his outfit was inspired by fashion trends from the 70s.
He additionally pointed out that if iconic figures like James Brown dressed in a similar manner during that era, he sees no reason why he cannot do the same now.
Kwabena Kwabena said whatever perception anyone has about him is not going to stop him from dressing this way so far as it makes him happy.
In his own words;
“Everyone is entitled to what he or she wants to wear so far as you are not naked so I don’t understand why anyone should have a problem with my dressing. It is better to keep quiet rather than to comment on something you don’t know anything about. My outfit that night was inspired by what trended in the 70s. If the likes of James Brown were dressing this way back then, why can’t I do same now” he queried.
“The thing is I don’t allow someone’s negative comments or opinions to get to me. I don’t live my life to please anyone and that is what keeps me going. You cannot please everyone in the world so you live your life as you want and make yourself happy,” he added.