“Fashion needs music more than music needs fashion.” Fid Q

“Fashion needs music more than music needs fashion.” Fid Q

By Shellina Ebrahim

Today at FAS Magazine we look at what needs the other more between fashion and music in Tanzania. We spot hip hop artist Fid Q at Nyumbani lounge where he is about to perform live to a big crowd. Although he is simply dressed in dark tones, there is something about his style that gets my attention. The black and white stripped socks pulled up like a football player are an obvious fashion statement and the reason why he is the right candidate for our question about music and fashion. He gets on stage and spits rhymes that leave the crowd screaming and cheering. It’s obvious that he is amazing at working the crowd. I approach him for a brief interview after his performance and inquire about the inspiration behind his choice of style tonight. He explains that he used to dress this way when he was starting to become a complete and mainstream artists in the 1990‘s. “A musician can wear anything and it becomes fashion the next day,” he says. “Fashion needs music more than music needs fashion because music is more independent. A catwalk without music is no fun. You can connect with music on the radio without knowing what the singer is wearing.”

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