Nigerians have always been fashionable. The fashion sense of Nigerians has changed over the years to become something entirely different, but that doesn’t mean we cannot borrow from the past.
Talking about hairstyles, young men and women of Nigeria’s Independence era obviously fancied different beautiful intricated threading and weaving, that sometimes look like cobwebs or waves. Puffs and cornrows were popular too and also, the omnipresent afro.
On Nigeria’s Independence eve, hairdressers in various cities of the country would have probably gone through a lot of hassle, contending with a lot customers, who wanted to look their best on the most important day in the land.
For men, low-cut in the present day Nigeria is something normal, but it was far from fashionable in the Independence era. In fact, if all the hair on your head is scraped off, you were probably a servant to a king or a chamberlain to a noble man.