Call it a trend or anything you want, but the natural African hair has come to become a worldwide phenomenon.
Before now, the average Nigerian woman could not wear her natural locs without lots of hair chemicals/relaxers fused into it without being given the side eye. But now, it is not only normal to wear your hair natural (if you want) but it is also as chic as your hair extensions and your “relaxed” hair.
And you know when a celebrity gets on a movement, it does not only popularize it, it makes it one of the most talked about part of pop culture.
Below is a list of Nigerian female celebs who have given us life with their natural hair…
The beautiful chocolate skinned actress is mommy goals, wife goals and now, hair goals for a lot of women. With an account dedicated to her beautiful natural locs, Omoni Oboli is definitely an inspiration to allow your hair be without the involvement of any hair relaxer.
Nse Ikpe – Etim
One of the Nollywood screen queens with an amazing air around them, Nse has found her way into the hearts of many with her charisma and great acting skills.
However, let’s not forget that her hair is one of the reasons some of her fans won’t stop asking for anything she is in/on. And who can blame them, amazing acting skills, great diction and great hair is not something you can just buy in shoprite.
Asa is one of the few women who started wearing their natural locs even before it was trendy or cool.
The hitmaker whose signature includes her sound, her vocals and her image clearly put Africa on a map with that signature hair of hers. And shall we not forget how creative she gets with it?
Adaeze has her many fans watching her every move because of her humor, her fashion sense and her love for her two children (and some because, Yobo). However, her beautiful hair is another reason people spend time on her Instagram page.
Not one to keep a beautiful picture away from her fans/followers, Ada constantly inspires us to go natural with her hair.
She is one of Nigeria’s favorite stars and it is not so hard to see why. The Actress turned Producer shocked quite a number of people when they found out late last year that she has embarked on the natural hair journey. And of course, trust a Genny to bring more popularity to the natural hair movement.
Beverly Naya’s hair is hands down one of the biggest hair goals in the entertainment Industry right now. The Tinsel star who is not shy to go pro hair and feminist, has one mane that can make you consider throwing your hair relaxers out of the window. Like seriously.
The famed photographer who dedicated a major post to her hair post childbirth two days ago would instantly be recognized anywhere with her amazing hair.
TY Bello’s photography is not the only thing young women can look up to, her hair is also one thing. You just have to look up to it all the time, literally.
Nneka’s hair is what a lot of us (women) would pay for if it were ever packaged and sold. With a mane that looks like it has been processed for commercial use, the Singer’s hair can be a culture on its own.
And no, its the truth. You disagree? Just look at the above photo again.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A woman like Chimamanda does not just put her country and heritage on the map, she also puts her culture (which includes her race, belief on gender equality and the African hair) on the freaking map.
I mean, she wrote an entire book on all of the three things listed above. And you wonder why Beyonce was in awe? Who wouldn’t be?
Dakore Egbuson became very popular in the early 2000s and then, because she was wearing sister locs, the screen goddess made the hair very endearing to many Nollywood lovers.
And now as a fab mama of two who is still killing the game, Dakore has shredded her locs and now wears her natural hair without it being entwined or anything.
And that, is major hair goals!
You inspired now or nah?