The 72nd annual Emmy Awards held last night. And even though the highly anticipated event was conducted virtually, the best of the best in entertainment and Television took the red carpet to their own homes striking poses in incredibly jaw-dropping outfits.

From Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who won his first Emmy last night, stunting in a dapper suit to Cynthia Erivo’s pared-down mini dress – keep scrolling to see what our favourite African stars wore to the event.

Yvonne Orji


The Nigerian Comedian and Actress posed on a New York rooftop in a gorgeous Azzi and Osta couture dress and made a statement with a black power fist carved out on her hair signifying Black nationalism, defiance, solidarity, and socialism.

Hair: @mickeydabarber &
Makeup: @missdrini
Stylist: @apuje
Photography @wendellwphoto

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II



Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIwore a crisp Louis Vuitton suit paired with black brogues to celebrate his Emmys win.

Stylist @dexrob
Photography @yotamshwartz

Issa Rae


The Insecure producer wore a head-turning custom made Sergio Hudson gown styled by Jason Rembert for the event.

Nails: @erierinailz
Stylist: @jasonrembert / @shameelahhicks
Hair: @lovingyourhair
Face: @joannasimkin

Cynthia Erivo


Styled by Jason Bolden, Cynthia Erivo nailed pared-down perfection in a lavender and green Versace mini dress, paired with Tiffany Jewellery.

Stylist @jasonbolden
Makeup @terrellmullin