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8 Best Dressed African Stars at the Met Gala 2024

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City was the prestigious setting for the 2024 Met Gala, which housed some of the biggest stars in showbiz from TV to Film, Music, Fashion, Sports, and even Tech.

Met Gala, an annual event held on the first Monday in May- a practice imbibed since its first major outing in 1948, had its 2024 theme rallied across the pollination of Fashion and Technology, intersecting both fields to accentuate the innovative oomph usually accompanied by groundbreaking artistry; which is what fashion ultimately is.

Known for its discreet attendance, the Met Gala didn’t divert from its strictly by-invitation policy; which makes the mega soiree a mystique. However, a piece of the veil was lifted when it was priorly announced that Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and Chris Hemsworth, would be guests at the event, standing as co-chairs alongside Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Dame Anna Wintour.

The event, also a fundraiser for the Costume Institute, was a night that saw inventory looks from A-list celebrities worldwide, including stars from Africa/African descent.

Here are 8 of our favorite looks of the famed night.


Tyla at the Met Gala ( pic courtesy: Instagram/Getty Images

Tyla certainly is the African It Girl at the moment. The way she adorned in the simple yet elegant John Hardy embroidery detailed the star power of the twenty-two-year-old South African singer. Tyla brought the beach to the cozy evening-themed “Sleeping Beauties: Re-awakening fashion“. Notably, this is Tyla’s debut at the event.

Adut Akech:

Adut Akech at the Met Gala ( pic courtesy of Dimitrios Kambouris – Getty Images.

South Sudanese-Australian supermodel, Adut Akech was simply gorgeous in her La Quan Smith gown, tailored to fit her enviable physique. Her outfit, a lingerie-inspired look, detailed to perfection, stamped her rhetoric as one of the best dressed of the night.

Ayo Edebiri:

Ayo Debiri at The Met Gala (pic courtesy of Dia Dipasupil – Getty Images

Things keep looking up for Nigerian-American actress Ayo Debiri as she made a classic debut at the Met Gala red carpet on Monday. The Golden Globe winner proved she was a force to reckon with in her elegant Loewe-made Floral lace.

Damson Idris:

Damson Idris at the Met Gala (pic courtesy of Jamie Mccarthy – Getty Images

The men also came thru! ( in case you were beginning to wonder if this was an all-female ensemble). Damson Idris looked dashing in his James Bondesque suit. His outward charm was only bested by his exhilarating charisma. The snowfall actor had the night for sure.

Wisdom Kaye:

Wisdom Kaye at the Met Gala (pic courtesy of John Shearer- Getty Images)

We will tell you this for free. Nobody understands the “assignment” the way Fashion influencer, Wisdom Kaye does. His outlandish look oozed grand personality and confidence. In a Robert Wun piece, The Nigerian slayed. His look was reminiscent of a bougie anime act that had the title of “main character” written all over.

Cynthia Erivio:

Cynthia Erivio at the Met Gala ( pic courtesy of John Shearer – Getty Images).

Nigerian- British Actress/ singer Cynthia Erivio is no stranger to the Gala. She delivers a flawless look to the event via her Thom Browne tailored embellishment.

Anok Yai:

Anok Yai at the Met Gala ( pic courtesy of Dimitrios Kambouris – Getty Images)

Owning her place in the fashion world is South Sudanese supermodel, Anok Yai who appeared in god-like fashion at the 2024’s edition of the Met Gala. Yai, adorned by Swarovski crystals on a collage of blue stunned effortlessly, deserving of a spot in this list of Africans who dressed impeccably.

Nnamdi Asomugha:

Nnamdi Asomugha at the Met Gala ( pic courtesy of Jamie Mccarthy- Getty Images).

Sportsman, Nnamdi Asomugha embodies a stylish gentleman in his prim and proper black suit, accompanied by a conventional bowtie and flowery brouge. Nnamdi Asomugha who is also the husband of famed American actress Kerry Washington and owner of a humanitarian foundation stole the night with his cool demeanor.

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