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AGBADA /DASHIKI: Promoting cultural heritage through ‘Agbada style revolution By Adewale Adenrele

Historically, Agbada was a long gown worn by African men on special occasions or informal places. But today, this traditional Nigerian style has been adopted by “Agbada” and obsessed women, which has become regular attire for men and women for special events like weddings.

Women look extremely beautiful and elegant in this three-piece outfit. When we find people with Agbada, we look at them with admiration because the attire is unique and extraordinarily cool.

Agbada are usually knee-length or full regalia tops, which also reflect a bit of the Yoruba style. Nowadays, women are in contest with men irrespective of culture, ethnics or tribe when it comes to the trendy Nigerian clothing style Agbada.

Colour is another important factor to be considered when choosing Agbada. If you choose the right colour, you are going to love your outfit. Gone are the days when it was only white colour that makes the cut when it comes to dressing in Agbada.

In the recent revolution of Agbada outfits, any colour can be used in making an Agbada. We have seen men make use of feminine colours like pink, red and purple in creating a fashion scene. Another great innovation is the embroidery design on the Agbada (Hand-weaving or Machine design). The design concept is what makes the difference when it comes to dressing in this gorgeous outfit.

Both men and women look fashionable in this traditional outfit and are easily noticed in the crowd especially the Yoruba royal kings in the midst of their chiefs. There are places where you will visit and everyone is dressed in expensive outfits, one of the ways you can beat the crowd is by using an Agbada with good colour and great design.

The world is moving swiftly when it comes to African dressing, creativity and style. Looking good is everyone’s business which is one of the reasons why we have come to appreciate the beauty attached to every outfit. When you are ready to make a move or getting set for cultural events, wedding party or office events, Agbada can be your best option.


Adewale Adenrele

The author Adewale Adenrele

Journalist, PR, Researcher, Tourism& Cultural promoter, Social commentator. Correspondent @Africandevmag

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