Multi-instrumentalist, producer and video director Ed iZycs is as well-known for his musical prowess as he is for his unique sense of style. Here’s more on what sets the Nigerian artist apart from the rest of the crowd.
Hailing from the eastern Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom, the genius that is multi-instrumentalist jazz artist Edwin Isaac Utere – better known as Ed iZycs – has taken the Nigerian music industry by storm.
He has won the hearts of many with his multi-instrumental performances that create uniquely rich, melodious acoustic sounds by playing instruments like the flute and the piano simultaneously. Aside from his music, whether he’s dressed casually or suited up, his organic sense of style will definitely make you do a double take.
Ed is signed to entertainment conglomerate Cadilly Entertainment, who also have Nigerian artists Rave and Dan Dizzy on their growing roster. Cadilly, together with Ed’s rare and out of this world talent, have successfully infiltrated the Nigerian music industry and are showing no signs of slowing down.
Individuality is definitely one of the traits that you can appreciate most of Ed – from his unique sound to his hair! His half-locked, half afro mane is like a cherry on top accurately embodying his persona as an artist and a creative.
Ed shares with us the two items of clothing he can’t live without.
‘Even on a hot summer’s day in Lagos, I’m in a turtleneck.’
These timeless high-collared sweaters are a staple in Ed’s wardrobe, so much so that he’s adopted them as part of his signature look.
‘Blazers are great for any occasion; whether at a wedding or at a performance. They’re great for when I want to step it up a notch to transition from casual to semi-formal or formal.’
A blazer is definitely a more casual version of a suit jacket and is a great option for when you want to clean up a little more. You could even throw on a bowtie and, just like that, you’re red carpet ready.
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Link to GQ Magazine: http://gq.co.za/2017/05/ed-izycs/