Two Reasons Sjava Wore Cultural Zulu Regalia

There was a lot of things happening on the 2017 SAMAs red carpet, but the what caught everyone’s attention and totally stole the limelight was the unique outfit hip-hop artist Sjava wore to the event.

While we are used to colourful suits and expensive tuxedos donned by men during such events, we didn’t expect to see a complete Zulu outfit at the SA Music Awards.

Earlier this year, the singer threw fashionistas off balance when he wore colourful Brentwood trousers, a leather jacket and white Omega sandals to the Metro FM awards. This past weekend, Sjava walked the red carpet on Saturday, wearing a traditional Zulu regalia.

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Sjava said apart from trying to stand out from the crowd, he wanted to honour Zulu culture and his mother who belongs to the Shembe church.

“What I am wearing today is something that people know but they do not expect it to be worn at an event like the Samas,” he said. “I am wearing this outfit to honour my mother who is a member of Shembe church.”

Sjava was born Jabulani Hadebe in KwaZulu-Natal.

Shortly after winning in the best produced album category, Sjava said he wanted to celebrate his award by honouring his church.

“It was important for me to wear this to honour my culture and religion.

Celebrating the best South African music industry has to offer, Sama 23 was a night to remember as the country’s most talented singers and performers took to the stage. While some artists entertained event goers with lively performances, others went up the stage to collect awards.

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Celebs dazzled on the 2017 SAMAs red carpet which took place in Sun City. In case you missed the awards and was wondering what your favourite star wore to the event, watch this space for everything you need to know.

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