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True confession. I’m not a fan of Jidenna’s music or hair, but I am a fan of his fashion. But not everyone is feeling his outfits and recently an article on Jezebel stated that he dressed like a plantation owner.

“I don’t think Jidenna approves of slavery or slave-owners in any way, shape or form. However, TELL ME I’M WRONG. JUST TRY. Jidenna dresses like a flamboyant cotton plantation owner. Sorry,” the article stated.

Well actually, Jidenna, who is half-Nigerian, seems to have taken a fashion cue from the rise in Dandy fashions.

In April, we wrote about the Dandy Project, which aimed to change people’s perceptions about black men’s fashion. From well fitted suits, to playing with colors and patterns, dandy fashion has been something a lot of men are into, even in African countries.

Jidenna’s fashion sense isn’t that ‘original,’ but it’s definitely not plantation owner fashion.

If Jidenna wants to label himself a ‘classic man,’ more power to him. Because he’s definitely have a sense of fashion that most people can’t pull off.

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  • Mary Burrell

    Great Gatsby meets Harlem Renaissence

  • Niesha

    he looks absolutely yummy to me… a breath of fresh air.. we got way too many basic men out here..

  • paintgurl40

    Personally I love to see men in suits. Especially if they take the time and effort to put their own creativity into it. He’s lucky I’m happily married. LOL!

  • Mary Burrell

    I just viewed his video Classic Man. I I’like that. The video is everything. I like his dandy style. Fresh and clean. Love the choreography. So he is apart of Janelle Monet’s camp. I like the song.

  • CayaK

    This is what I dislike about the lack of knowledge among black people across the pond (both ways). Jidenna dresses a little (very little) dandier then all my uncles and several of my older cousins. Yes we are African. Let’s keep it at Bantu. This kind of style would be praised by my mother. “It’s classy. La sap! “It is so much more appealing to mature people than casual attire! I do not understand why people won’t Google OTHER black people from African and Caribbean states before saying these outrageous things. Plantation-owner? No, wearing brands that do not support your people from head to toe while being proud of it (I am looking you H&M lovers) is looking like a plantation-owner. Or his “servant”. IMO.