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BN Celeb Style Chat: “Fashion is Transient, Style is Eternal” – Afro-Soul Singer Bez Idakula Speaks to BellaNaija on his ‘Afrocentric Rockstar’ Look



BN Celeb Style Chat with Bez - BellaNaija - July2013001When it comes to alternative genre-mashing, no Nigerian artist doe s it better than Bez Idakula. In love with his guitar, Bez performs outstanding renditions of Folk, Afro -Soul, Jazz and Funk songs, easily wooing us with his unique charm. But, his unique charm isn’t only in his popular songs- “Stupid Song”, “More You” and “Zuciya Daya” but also when we see him out of the studio. At events, on the red carpet or on the stage, Bez never ceases to flaunt his unique afrocentric style.

At BN Style we love keeping up with celebrities and how they express their personalities through style. For this edition of BN Celeb Style Chat, Jennifer Obiuwevbi caught up with the singer to talk about unique style and what trends he is currently into.

People have described your style as afrocentric and effortless. What do you describe your style as in 5 words.
Suave. Effortless. Eclectic. Soulful. Laid-back.

If you could steal 3 celebrity closets whose would they be?
Pharell, Lenny Kravitz, Justin Timberlake.

A lot of people love your identifier (your hat). Was wearing it planned or was it something that just happened?
I’ve always loved hats actually! It didn’t start intentionally but I guess over time, they became an extension of my personality. So these days yes I plan to wear my hats.

Does your fiancee have any influence on your style? and has she ever given you style advice and what was it?
I get a lot of style advice 😀

Ever matched ankara with your fiancee?
(pause) No… not yet.Bez Celebrity Style Chat -BellaNaija - July 2013

Can you list 5 must haves for every guys wardrobe?
– A well-tailored suit
– A White t-shirt
– A Grey blazer,
– A pair of black suede shoes,
– Black leather belt and a HAT.BN Celeb Style Chat with Bez - BellaNaija - July2013002

If you could give someone style advice what would you say?
Find your blend, your personality and whatever suits you, throw in a just a little trend and you’re good to go.

Who is your Style Icon?
Lenny Kravitz most definitely.Lenny Kravitz and Bez Style - BellaNaija - July2013

Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction?
(Laughs) I’m not very sure.

What is your favourite fashion item in your wardrobe
My hatsimage

If you weren’t singing, what would you be doing?
I’d be playing my guitar. *wink*

What female Nigerian celebrity’s style do you like?
Deola Sagoe, Ituen Bassey and Temi DollFace.

Is there a fashion trend happening right now that you completely hate?
Nope. Fashion is transient, style is eternal.BN Celeb Style Chat with Bez - BellaNaija - July2013

After talking to Bez on what makes his style tick, I decided to ask him a few not-so-regular questions just to see what goes on in that supernova mind of his.

Marriage to me is…
…friendship, passion, love and commitment.

What is your nickname?
Bez is the short form of my first name, Bezhiwa. So I guess Bez is my nickname?

What is the best thing about your fiance?
Her love.

Who is the most famous person on your phone?
Hmm, that would be telling….

I find it hot when a girl…
…has boundless confidence, a wicked sense of humour and great legs.

By this time next year I hope to…
…have released my 2nd album and I’d probably be on tour.image

What is next for you?
The music video for my single ‘SAY’ which will be directed by Kemi Adetiba; starring Ify Jones. It’s safe to say, you’ve never seen anything like it before’.

Draw a picture of yourself
Provide me with an easel, a board, some paint, and some brushes and I will.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?
The invisibility cloak.

Can you cook and what is your specialty?
I’m a mean barbecue man.BN Celeb Style Chat with Bez - BellaNaija - July2013003

A huge thanks to Bez for doing this interview, keep rocking on! We wish him the best with the rest of his projects.

Also, as you share your thoughts, please let us know which Nigerian celebrities you would love to see in future BN Celeb Style Chat posts.

Photo Credit: BellaNaija | Fabmagazine | Hiphopworldmagazine

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at) or style(at) | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle


  1. Dora the explorer

    July 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Bez with the sad eyes.. *i have a dream that someday ill be the super sun* love his music!!!

  2. Lami

    July 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    He’s super cute and different from others.

  3. eloho

    July 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Love Bez so much! Amazing guy!

  4. mimi

    July 16, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    well talented guy!

  5. Ochuko

    July 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I love his music………………..

  6. chizzy

    July 16, 2013 at 6:19 pm


  7. onchat

    July 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    He make good music. I see he have verry nice clothes, he know about fashion.

  8. Mafia

    July 17, 2013 at 4:52 am

    I like him and his music… He just went up in my esteem.. cuz Im a Lenny Kravitz fan. Heck.. I’d like to raid his closet too!!!

  9. Greg

    July 17, 2013 at 6:40 am

    This guy is sooo international! I respect and love his music and lifestyle

  10. Marta

    July 17, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I love how he says ‘not yet’ when asked about matching ankara prints, guy is so sexy, pity he’s off the market! 🙁

  11. Belle

    July 17, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Love his style so much. Bella there arent enough pictures o for a style profile. Why na?

  12. Jennifer

    July 17, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Bez is in a class of his own. The rest of these naija celebs need to be taking style advice from him!

  13. Ego

    July 17, 2013 at 9:31 am

    His fiancee is lucky mehhhnnn. Marrying this HOT, talented dude.

  14. Yemoja

    July 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Those leopard pants though LOL. Would look terrible on anyone but somehow, Bez manages to pull it off. He reminds me of Rihanna as far as fashion goes. She can make a thrash bag look like the sexiest outfit ever! Bez has that ability to make anything look sexy as well.

  15. Cristabelle

    July 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

    My boyfriend looks exactly like Bez. The resemblance is uncanny. And he has the same dress sense as well. Bella, you should start a celebrity look alike segment ooo.

  16. Jane

    July 17, 2013 at 9:41 am

    LOL at his answer to the ankara question! hahaha. I don’t see him as the type to be doing “to match” oooo. LOL

  17. adams

    July 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

    bez is the only male artist with a distinct style of his own abeg.

  18. Zaina

    July 17, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I would love to see you do a style interview on Praiz! He’s so stylish but so underrated and overlooked most times.

  19. kudikay

    July 17, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Bad guy,the guy dey kack die.

  20. Kimbella

    July 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

    If you haven’t seen Bez perform live yet, then you haven’t lived. His performances are indescribable. And love his stage attires as well – effortless swag

  21. Chioma

    July 17, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Marry meeeeeeee! He’s such a sexy piece of ass. *sigh* why are all the good men taken ?

  22. jennifer

    July 17, 2013 at 9:49 am

    @Zaina true. I think Bez and Praiz kinda have similar styles though…

  23. carrie

    July 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Hmmmmm,…lucky girl,his fiance.Hes so smooth.

  24. irepnaija

    July 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Hmmmm. This Bez self na wa o. Seems so oyinboish. Steak ko steak ni? msccheww. He dresses well sha.

  25. Lola

    July 17, 2013 at 9:52 am

    His style is pretty unique. Lovely interview

  26. Benny

    July 17, 2013 at 9:53 am

    My role model when it comes to dressing. He’s hot! LOL no homo! haha

  27. rose

    July 17, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Bez is really pulling off this whole rockstar thing sha.Fresh guy

  28. sussan

    July 17, 2013 at 9:55 am

    well i can say he really love to put on a hat and that will be his baby dull lol

  29. titi

    July 17, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Ah ah is it only oyinbo people that eat steak? *smh* @irepnaija

  30. Nike

    July 17, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Went to secondary school with Bez. Even back then he would wear his uniform a different way lol. one shirt tucked in and the other out. they used to tell him to tuck in his shirt all the time. Guess he had a unique sense of style even back then.

  31. Nike

    July 17, 2013 at 9:58 am

    One side of his shirt tucked in* I meant to say

  32. osage

    July 17, 2013 at 9:59 am

    will really like to see him perform “Zuciya Daya” live on stage cause i so much fall for that song and God bless him for that cause it’s cool to little to such song and make you think about what life has to offer #loveyou

  33. Betsy

    July 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I definitely see the Lenny Kravitz influence here…but Bez is a soulful kind of guy….never really saw him as a rockstar.

  34. victoria

    July 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

    i looooooooove Bez…..i want him to soil my insides with his seed.

  35. Linda

    July 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Best dressed Nigerian celebrity HANDS DOWN. Please show Wizkid and dem people how to do it jarey

  36. paul

    July 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

    wondering what inspired and still inspiring him cause i love his music style

  37. matthew

    July 17, 2013 at 10:03 am

    i dont care about this guy’s music coz no be my type,but his dressing make sense.

  38. sassy

    July 17, 2013 at 10:03 am

    i luv bez and i kinda think he looks hot witout his hat on…..*smile*

  39. dee

    July 17, 2013 at 10:07 am

    bez why ar u lik dis….i knw u hav had a wardrobe malfunction bt u no wan talk abi….

  40. oghene

    July 17, 2013 at 10:07 am

    if i fit teif dis guy grey jacket and pants ehn, the babe wey i don dey pursue since go finally gree for me.

  41. emeka

    July 17, 2013 at 10:08 am

    which one be love wey una dey love this guy since you no try ooo you just dey give up sleeping song instead of gbedu like terry g but i go giff you 40% unto your stupid song shay gbayi you na still boss

  42. dee

    July 17, 2013 at 10:08 am

    which kind invisible cloak….hahahahahah…..bez wan entr ghost mode…..

  43. Mr.K

    July 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

    if Bez should ask my girlfriend for her phone number,i’ll give it to him by myself.

  44. bisi

    July 17, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Bez just come and rape me with your hat and glasses on.

  45. Ada

    July 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Emeka i will not agree with what you said cause this guy is the bomb and he is the best in what he is doing jare,if you think sey na so the thing easy enter studio now

  46. mil

    July 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

    oga when are we hearing wedding bells…..abi u no wan invite persn

  47. Dakore

    July 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

    quirky sense of style. Loves it!

  48. tex

    July 17, 2013 at 10:14 am

    u sure say y sabi draw,abi na mouth u dey….bez bez u sabi yarn sha

  49. oskilo

    July 17, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Very cool style.I think his fashion sense matches his music.

  50. Ify

    July 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Bez is such a pleasure to work with. Most down to earth celeb I have ever worked with. Watch out for some amazing work from Bez coming soon guys. It’s gonna blow your mind! aargh! can’t wait.

  51. Majek

    July 17, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Never heard of Bez before. But based on his style, I’m gonna check out his music

  52. Akanu

    July 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

    The hat and glasses are becoming boring o. those geek glasses are so last century. He has to up his style game o.

  53. konko

    July 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

    my Zuchi adaya babyyyyyyyy….Bezewaaaaaaaaaaa…….Love you senseless

  54. Dele

    July 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Those lips. Yum.

  55. stella

    July 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I NEED TO HAVE HIS BABIES ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Tunde

    July 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

    oga bez…..omo to shan …..u dey try

  57. Bash

    July 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

    he can actually pass for an African Lenny Kravitz…if his style gets braver though.

  58. OBUNA

    July 17, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Wish BN would’ve posted more pics of Bez na.

  59. Nwabunie

    July 17, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Red pants! That’s all.

  60. Kcee

    July 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I want to do bad things WITH and TO Bez.

  61. sassy

    July 17, 2013 at 10:26 am

    i like his style….he keeps it simple and classy

  62. EBELE

    July 17, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Is that real fur in the first picture?

  63. Bez's real wife.

    July 17, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Please gimme back my husband oh,tha woman snatching him from me.

  64. Babystakes

    July 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

    If i get Bez alone in a room i will do very nutty things to him and his guitar.In fact he can break the guitar on my head sef.

  65. Kyle 1

    July 17, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Boring music abeg. Play fuji and i go buy ur cd.

  66. Augustine Ogwo

    July 18, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I love BEZ. He is the best

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