DJ Lag Takes SA To The Grammys

DJ Lag attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

South African musician, DJ Lag, appeared well dressed in a classy suit at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards was held at Staples Centre in Los Angeles and hosted by Alicia Keys. The event was held in the early hours of today. Artists including John Legend, Lil Nas X, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Gwen Stefani and performed at the end.

Lwazi Gwala, famously known as DJ Lag, stated that the classy and nice-looking suit was tailor-made by Nkosingiphile King, a relatively unknown fashion designer.

The twenty-three-year-old star said:

I’m wearing a suit, which is not my usual look. I’m just embracing it and will have fun with it.

It was important for me to wear a local brand that is in development and would benefit the spotlight.

My highlight has been spending time in LA, getting to know the teams who run the Recording Academy and playing at some great events.

The Grammy Awards is one of its kinds as it is one of the biggest events in the world. The weekend is also known for its invite-only parties. Jay Z’s Roc Nation Brunch was the biggest this year.

South African actress, Nomzamo Mbatha, was also invited with the likes of remarkable foreign stars such as Beyonce, Diddy, and Rihanna.

American singer, Anthony Hamilton, was captivated by the sight of Mbatha who was dressed in a glamorous outfit. He took to his Instagram page to share a picture of both of them together, and stated that Mbatha was ‘legendary.’

DJ Lag played on Saturday night, at the Africans Giants party where all the Grammy nominees from the continent were invited.

The young musician said:

It is interesting because the bigger industry events are usually quite stiff affairs. People are there to hustle and not really into having a ‘party.’

We were lucky to attend two great events in the past 24 hours. The music was reggaeton, the people were dancing and having a great time.

The talented artist made history in 2019 as he became the first Gqom artist to submit his work for consideration for Grammy Awards. However, he was not nominated.

DJ Lag is one of Gqom pioneers and he produced My Power with Beyonce, Yemi Alade, Busiswa, Moonchild, and Tierra Whack. The song appeared in the animation, Lion King. The album, ‘The Gift’ was also nominated for the Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album.

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