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How Nigerian women’s hairstyles have evolved overtime

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The head is the crown of every woman and unlike the male species, in Nigeria, it is often demanded a woman grows her hair to portray her femininity. Once upon a time, Nigerian women treasured matting (also known as didi adimole) their hair. Then, such simple hairstyle was all a man needed to see and he knew he was privileged to walk by a lady.

However, what was accepted in the 90s is found repulsive by women of the present generation. Interestingly, women have attempted to appear more beautiful with each passing generation, their efforts have recorded a huge change in the standard of beauty women now adhere to.

Although most of this change is perpetuated by the media, women have willingly submitted to the impossible demands of set fashion rules that these days are considered unrealistic and unattainable.

Most Nigerian women have a certain texture of hair and in those days, they will endure hours of pain just to achieve a certain look which they considered beautiful.

Beauty means a lot of things. Legit.ng will like to take you on a journey of how Nigerian women’s hairstyles have evolved overtime.

The hair of a woman often said to be her crown that portrays her glory and the way it is styled tells a lot. Apart from her skin colour, the African woman’s hairstyle was what was used to differentiate her from the multitude of women around the world.

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The creativeness of the the African woman was expressed most times in her hairstyles. So many hairstyles which include “Kolese”, “clap your hands”, “patewo”, “Fulani hairstyles”, “suku” and threaded hair were the trend in the 90’s.

Fashion in this era was completely different from what it is known now. Women took pride in dressing modesty. Ladies would proudly rock low hair cuts or simply leave their hair to grow and style it nicely with hair accessories. The married women however operated differently, they would weave their hair and tie scarves to cover what they believed only their husband should see.

The hair extension period where every woman wanted her hair longer Source: Blackpride Due to the creation of the world wide web and advancement of technology, Nigerian women had a larger screen than their immediate environment. As the world became a global village, women got exposed to the foreign fashion and lifestyle.

While they still adores their mode of dressing, it became necessary to adopt a new style just to keep up with perceived beauty standards. In the new millennium women soon wanted their hair longer as displayed on TV. Many would spend hundreds of naira to purchase hair extensions and get to creating a style that had a splatter of foreign in it.

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In no time, all women adopted the new style and could almost go no where without adding hair extensions to their hair. They would braid it all manner of styles using the what is popularly known as attachments.

It was also the period women craved a different texture of hair. They would use chemicals to flatten and straighten their hair, just to look more like the foreign women they were now being exposed to on TV.

In fact, with the wake of the world wide web, many Nigerian women misplaced their identity and in a bid to catch up with fashion trends and demands wholly accepted a new definition of beauty, forgetting easily, their roots.

The Brazilian hair epidermic. Nigerian women have quickly forgotten their roots and now basically worship horse hair or “human” hair. Not giving a care in the world where the hair came from, ladies will spend thousands to millions just to buy a foreign hair and comfortably shield their crown with such

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. Not only was the hair outrageously expensive, its texture was completely different from the authentic African texture. In no time, manufacturers created even more long-term harmful chemicals and convinced women it was the best way to achieve the texture they desired.

Women would proudly rock these hairstyles and even feel confident doing so. Left with no choice, men accepted it as the in thing and some would look down on ladies who stuck to their roots. Read more: https://www.legit.ng/1170057-how-nigerian-womens-hairstyles-evolved-overtime.html

Until recently, Nigerian women have started embracing their roots once again. Many ladies have been seen to boycott relaxers and hair texturisers in order to bring back their afro goodness. This is certainly bad news for companies who have made a fortune off exploiting the insecurities of millions of women across Nigeria.

However, history always repeats itself and these days, many women are now proudly rocking their afro and getting creative with styles. There’s no saying how long this trend will last but one can only hope it continues and maybe even usher African women back to themselves.

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Adetutu Alabi: “Sex Work Should Be Legal” Tribal Mark Model

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“Sex work should be legal” tribal mark model, Adetutu, says as she narrates how how started doing online sex work.

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Ugwuanyi Campaigns Against Gender-Based Violence In Enugu State

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Ugwuanyi’s wife campaigns against gender-based violence in #Enugu State

…scales up awareness on yellow fever, COVID-19 vaccination

The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi, on Wednesday, rounded off her state and zonal campaigns against gender-based violence, calling for an all-inclusive and sustained crusade to stem the tide of domestic violence, sexual abuse, female genital mutilation, public harassment, among other forms of violence against women in the society.

Mrs. Ugwuanyi who also used the events to scale up awareness on yellow fever and the importance of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination, described gender-based violence as barbaric and a violation of human rights.

Sensitizing women during the state flag off of the campaign against gender-based violence, held at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, as well as the campaign in Enugu North, Enugu West and Enugu East senatorial districts, Mrs. Ugwuanyi lamented that the violent behaviour has eaten deep into the fabric of the society, adding that it cuts across most human societies, irrespective of gender.

According to her, “We know that not only women are victims of gender violence, some men are also beaten by their wives”.

The Enugu First Lady maintained that some children were being molested by their fathers and relatives and urged women to preach and sensitize the people against the ugly act.

She explained that the aim of the sensitization campaign was to enlighten the women of the three senatorial districts on the onerous task and counseled them to carry the crusade to churches, schools, families, workplaces, among others, stressing that women have the numerical strength to change the society for the better.

Mrs. Ugwuanyi equally harped on the importance of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination and charged women to drive the campaign for the public to get vaccinated as a sure way of containing the pandemic.

Advising women to be respectful and avoid things that could trigger violence, the governor’s wife encouraged them to involve themselves in politics narrating that they have a lot to achieve if they unite and speak in unison.

“Let us come together and speak with one voice. We have the numerical strength, we can vote in our members provided we are united”, she said.

Also speaking, a Consultant, Public Health Physician, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Dr. Nwachukwu Ugwunna, who delivered a lecture on “The Current Wave of COVID-19 and Necessary Containment Measures”, revealed that the last COVID-19 lockdown created ample opportunity for people to assess the level of gender-based violence among families and the society at large.

Dr. Ugwunna maintained that the poverty and frustration engendered by the last the lockdown skyrocketed the level of gender violence within the family level.

“You know that the last COVD-19 lockdown brought poverty, frustration among families, unlike what it was where in the morning family members move to their different businesses and schools, this time family members did not go anywhere from morning till night, hunger, poverty became prevalent thereby resulting to violence”.

In his lecture on “Yellow Fever Symptoms, Prevention and Vaccination”, the Deputy Incident Manager, Emergency Operations Centre, Enugu State Ministry of Health, Dr. Uchechukwu Joel Okenwa, spoke on measures of checking the spate of the epidemic among the people.

Dr. Okenwa stated that yellow fever has claimed many lives in the society and urged the people to avoid anything that will make them prone to the disease, which he said, is caused by a particular species of night mosquito.

He therefore enjoined the people to keep their environment clean, clean gutters, stagnant water, wear long-sleeves and vaccinate themselves to check yellow fever, stating that there is currently no medicine for the disease.

Other people who spoke at the events include the General Manager TAMARSAL, Mrs. Evelyn Onah, the Zonal Commander NAPTIP, Enugu State Command, Mrs. Comfort Agboko, Executive Director Heroine Women Foundation, Mrs. Onyinye Mama.

Chairmen of Local Government Councils, their wives and other top government functionaries also attended the events, which were powered by the Enugu State Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development, Office of the Wife of the Governor and the governor’s wife’s pet project, Ugo’s Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF).

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Ugwuanyi Campaigns Against Gender-Based Violence In Enugu State

Ugwuanyi Campaigns Against Gender-Based Violence In Enugu State

Ugwuanyi Campaigns Against Gender-Based Violence In Enugu State

Ugwuanyi Campaigns Against Gender-Based Violence In Enugu State

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Nigerian Couple Remarries After Over 10 Years Of Separation And Divorce (Pix)

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A Nigerian couple Babsola Kuti and Lola Fafowora have remarried after severing ties for about a decade.

The duo first got married in London on April 8, 1996. They have three children — a boy and two girls — now aged 24, 19 and 16 respectively.

Kuti and Fafowora met about 32 years ago in Lagos. After a year of getting to know each other, they began dating on Kuti’s 20th birthday in 1990.

Following separation and divorce, the couple eventually reconciled in 2017 and renewed their vows on April 8, 2021, about 25 years after they first got married.

Their children witnessed the ceremony while some family members also joined on Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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It was learnt that the couple’s best man Folarin Agbede and bridesmaid Kemi Kalejaiye-Mason at their first wedding in 1996 also witnessed the reunion.

“I feel grateful to see God’s grace. It was all topsy-turvy, but I believed someone up there was fighting for our love,” said Fafowora.

On his part, Kuti said:

“After more than 10 years of separation and even a divorce, against all odds we found ourselves together again.”

“We hardly spoke. Interestingly there was never any personal animosity and most people who knew me well always said we would get back together. I always laughed at them. One of them was my flatmate in Abuja Tunji Adenuga. Many people who knew me always wished it for us but it was hard at the time to see how it would happen,” he added.

Nigerian Couple Remarries After Over 10 Years Of Separation And Divorce (Pix)

Nigerian Couple Remarries After Over 10 Years Of Separation And Divorce (Pix)

Nigerian Couple Remarries After Over 10 Years Of Separation And Divorce (Pix)

Nigerian Couple Remarries After Over 10 Years Of Separation And Divorce (Pix)

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