Before the Brazilian, Indian and every other weave that we now wear- our great grand mothers rocked really cool hairstyles. And yes they were sophisticated – albeit in their own way.
Decades later, Doria A, editor of the blog Black and Beautiful takes us down memory lane.
She shows us some of the most iconic hairstyles in Nigerian history in a short video
Doris A works with hairstylist Nadeen Mateky to replicate some of the hairstyles she saw in photographs shot by photographer Ojeikere.
She talks about her process of choosing the hairstyles.
“We choose the Fro Fro hairstyle, as it looked really fun. We choose two hairstyles with hair threading as it reminded me of my childhood, when my mother used to thread my hair. The Onile Ogoro/Akaba hairstyle looks like a crown and has a royal image. The Mmon Mmon Edet Ubok hairstyle is really cool and reminds of the 70’s.”
Watch the video