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NIGERIA: Young fashionistas take “ó le kú” to the limit with a skirt bottom! – Tola Adenle

May 21, 2018

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Four lovely ladies wear mix prints in complementary colors.

Wait … aren’t the ideas of substituting skirts for ìró AND separate wax prints for the bùbá – top – for these outfits outrageously beautiful and chic!

W-o-w!!

“ó le kú”, indeed!!!

[Go to the end of this essay to learn more about these modern takes on women’s wear in Yorubaland]

And below is a picture showing a bride and groom at Yoruba’s traditional wedding wearing coordinated – by colors – the popular Yoruba Engagement Aṣọ Òkè; the bride’s friends – probably those who will serve as bridesmaids during the follow-up Western wedding – are also dressed in colors coordinated with the bride and groom.

The bride’s outfit – minus the top, the groom’s fìlà – cap – and the friends’ iro (wrappers) – are all sewn from Yoruba’s popular Aṣọ Òkè.

You can check out more through the link below.

https://emotanafricana.com/2012/10/29/yoruba-engagement-aso-oke-etcetera/

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Check out the source, Fashion in Nigeria- Traditional vs Western Clothing; there are other photos of fashions from other parts of Nigeria –

http://howng.com/fashion-in-nigeria-traditional-vs-western-clothing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Nigeriana+%28Nigeriana%29

[Thanks to a regular supporter of this blog, Uncle Lai, for sending the link to the source of this essay to me. Tola.]

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https://emotanafricana.com/2013/06/01/o-le-ku-the-more-things-change-the-more-they-remain-the-same-modern-uses-for-aso-oke/

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018.  2:17 P.M. [GMT]

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2 Comments on “NIGERIA: Young fashionistas take “ó le kú” to the limit with a skirt bottom! – Tola Adenle”

  1. Lati Opawoye Says:

    thank God that our youths are now proud of our traditional make up as against the copy cat of oyinbos. What a great turn around.
    Lati opawoye

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Doctor,

      I know, and what a real “turn around”! Nothing stops them from going Western – or even Eastern – but you must never throw away who you are just to blend in.

      My regards,
      TOLA.

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