Popular Kenyan street fashion enthusiast Adigo Digo has opted to walk the change journey for a social good.
Adigo on Wednesday cut his signature dreadlocks in honor of the late American rapper George Flyod who was murdered by former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin.
In one of the most progressive judgement of the Black Lives Matter era, Chauvin who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The judgement came almost a year after the ex- officer was captured in a footage kneeling impassively on Flyod’s neck. Handcuffed and unable to sustain his breathe, Flyod was heard shouting “I can’t breathe” before suddenly going silent.
The verdict elicited a lot of excitement and apparent sigh of relief across across the world.
It is the spirit of joy that took Adigo to the baber shop to honor Flyod.
” I have been following George’s story and I am glad justice finally prevailed. Being a victim, I strongly believe that the police should not use excessive force. I am here to show love and will be cutting my dreadlocks,” he wrote on his social media pages.
View this post on Instagram
Last year, the stylist stirred the internet after he wedded his model wife aboard an airplane.
According to Adigo, his exaggerated weeding was as a result of a life desire to fly abroad.
“I longed to fly abroad, specifically Germany in 2018, but that did not happen. It is what inspired my decision partly to wed on a plane,” he explained.
He disclosed that the wedding took place at Wilson Airport before they flew out to a reception at Ukunda, Mombasa.
“I had been planning and saving for the event to also inspire my fellow youth that a long journey begins with one step. I focused on hawking mitumba because while growing up, I didn’t have enough clothes. I wore the same clothes for weeks and had none for special occasions like Christmas,” Adigo explains.
The stylist started as a hawker in Mathare slams before venturing into selling clothes to footballers with whom he played as a part time activity.