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Iyanya vs. Praiz – Who Pulled the Menswear Skirt Trend Look Better?



Iyanya & Praiz - AUgust 2013 - BellaNaija

Hey BellaNaija Style Watchers, it’s time to pick your favourite!

Today we have gents. Music superstars Iyanya and Praiz go head-to-head in the same look, barely a day apart.

The MTN Project Fame West Africa alumni wore a black body hugging shirt with a black-and-white paisely print bandana which they wore as a skirt.



On Saturday 17th August 2013, Praiz gave this look its debut at the Grey Goose World’s Best Music Party at Rhapsody Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The R&B star rocked the shirt and the bandana skirt with jeans which he pulled up, white sneakers, a Fulani cap and a silver wrist watch.



Hours later in Accra, Ghana, Kukere master Iyanya was seen in the same shirt and bandana skirt at the Soundcity Premium Party on Sunday 18th August 2013.

Iyanya styled his look with a black rosary, a black wrist watch, black pants and a pair of white Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers also seen on D’banj and AY.


  1. Amaka

    August 26, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    No idea!

  2. memiee

    August 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Iyanya i think….

  3. fidelia

    August 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    if i must choose between both,definitely iyanya

  4. Clo

    August 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    None. This form of fashion trend I hate most, it made good looking men, looked tacky!

    • Purpleicious Babe

      August 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      i second that….

    • kaycee

      August 28, 2013 at 7:51 am

      totally read my mind….

  5. Funsh

    August 26, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Definitely Praiz

  6. Mz Socially Awkward...

    August 26, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Sigh. Damilare, there is nothing “menswear trend” going on with either look. And Praiz with those drawn-up pants… Sigh.

    • Sammy

      August 27, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Lol the drawn up trousers, so nasty!

  7. Oluwaseun

    August 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Praiz definitely did it for me! He added some kinda swag to the dress. I love it on him.


    August 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Neither. I wish they would hide those skirts forever!

  9. Hephzibah

    August 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm


  10. Reevon

    August 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    no beef but they both look stupid

    • Evie

      August 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      exactly my thoughts…stupid fashion

  11. Bella

    August 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm


    • *Real*Nice Anon

      August 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm


  12. Jay

    August 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm


  13. Lady T

    August 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    i will go for Praiz

  14. Olori Tari

    August 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Urrghhh…..Iyanya makes the whole thing look boring, I mean the outfit is meant to be out there and Sh!t…Praiz plz. 🙂

  15. Godsluv22

    August 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Wetin be this na?

  16. Aderonke

    August 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm


  17. kiki

    August 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    They indeed look stupid…like very stupid…..I agree wit u reevoon

  18. itsjustme

    August 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    none!! whack attack!! i tell ya

  19. Ariyike

    August 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm


  20. Bey

    August 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm


  21. Berry Dakara

    August 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Iyanya. The hat and pants killed it for Praiz.

  22. serena

    August 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    iyanya, praiz looks bad

  23. PR

    August 26, 2013 at 4:53 pm


  24. gbemmie

    August 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Its definitely praiz!

  25. Resiliently me

    August 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    none…its an eyesore

  26. lagos big babes

    August 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm


  27. Mo'blezzin

    August 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Awon mejeeji jo ode…:-/
    ( both of them together resembu fu)

  28. KG

    August 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Praiz should be taken to a corner and slapped

  29. Sam

    August 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Praiz looks ridiculously ridiculous. TF is that, someone please shoot whoever styled him abeg! Too damn much going on, if you wanna look hippy go minimal!

  30. Layla

    August 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    What is wrong with people saying sm1 pulled it off better? They both look ridiculous! Mannequin dudes. Jumping on every trend with no personal style. Urgh! Iyanya and praiz, kill ur stylists!

  31. PR

    August 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    @KG lol babes u are so mean

  32. GreenDiamond

    August 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    just because u dont like it doesnt mean it stupid am sure u wear stuffs ppl think are stupid too just bcuz da didnt say it to ur faces smh. Praise killed it my baby luks hot he made me even lyk d whole idea of dis skirt ish!

  33. mouth mouth

    August 26, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    daft daft daft daft, omg daft guys , this 2 r proper vilagers

  34. Stephen Paul

    August 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

    omg is this fashion!!! and those commenting must be retarded or something. My goodness what the hell is this?! DAMN! there’s no difference between these guys and a neighborhood tout. I can’t believe Nigerians are tolerating this.

    And when did so called menswear skirt become a trend in Nigeria. Abeg o! leave kanye things for kanye o! this is Africa. Very soon guys will be painting lips pink, in the name of fashion. Nigeria is fast loosing it morals, and values. Sick! menswear skirts…. hhhhhiiiiiissssssssssssssssssss…. How can grown men be promoting this in society, men wearing skirts. Sick!!!

    • Eve82

      August 29, 2013 at 6:44 am

      Take this chilled Zobo for all your efforts 🙂

    • bell dama

      August 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      loooool….u r smn else

  35. Stephen Paul

    August 27, 2013 at 12:32 am

    I no fit laugh abeg…

  36. omoibo

    August 27, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Hmm, neither! They both look like clowns & ridiculous. You must not rock everything just because you are trying to be trendy!

  37. zeeno

    August 27, 2013 at 5:40 am

    both looking like a chicken

  38. honeymix

    August 27, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Honestly both look like they wore ‘akanpo aso'( wearing so many clothes at the same time).

  39. seunwears

    August 27, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Duh am a designer but dis is one fashion trend. I can’ t ff, der both look lik dat pupolarl armerd robber called shina rambo iyanya rambo praize rambo lol

    • Sammy

      August 27, 2013 at 11:03 am

      LOOOL. Tearsss

    • truth

      August 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Lol @ inyanya rambo n praiz rambo, priceless!!!!

  40. Bella

    August 27, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I personally like this on Kanye and Will Smith’s kid, the rest – park well o

  41. obmib

    August 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Seriously…they look stupid.

  42. boo

    August 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Miy own is dat Iyanya is soooo finnnnne!!!all of u are on a long tin!:)

  43. boo

    August 27, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    My own is dat Iyanya is soooo finnnnne!!!all of u are on a long tin!:)

  44. Robin Hood

    August 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    are they sharing clothes?

  45. Yinka Ogunbajo

    August 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Don’t like the style!!

  46. EL LOCO

    August 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    batty bwoyZ!!! SICKENING!!

  47. Omo

    August 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Praizlooks like a tramp…. what da heck

  48. TheTruth13

    August 27, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Neither! Yuck! Taking it a tad too far now

  49. smh

    August 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Kanye West did, 2 years ago!

  50. Thabie

    August 28, 2013 at 10:44 am


  51. Godwin Wi

    September 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Praiz shouldnt have pulled up those pants…Iyanya pulled the look off better

  52. Metrogypsie

    September 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    PRAIZ! Hands down.

  53. darry

    October 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    None did it right here ….See how to rock a better style

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