Our culture cannot go down the drain or trampled upon. It has to be respected and followed, because, it tells much about us and goes a long way in fostering out cultural heritage.
Some African women condemns tying of two wrappers and going for gowns.We Africans do not joke with our culture and traditions, but today the people wants to start buying the white man’s culture which contradicts ours. Africans are beginning to fall in love with these foreign cultures and leaving theirs behind.
Tying of two wrappers by women are no longer welcomed by most of them, they see it as out of fashion also making them look old. I keep asking, do they tie this wrapper often? Is it not only when occasion demands for it? So what is the matter? Some will even say, ”I’m not sure I will ever tie this on my waist”, Haba!. Even women that are very much older have dumped their wrappers to wearing gown and trouser always.
The interesting thing is that these whites they are emulating, their women like African culture. If they happen to marry an African man, they always love to imbibe their culture. For instance; in Igbo speaking area of Nigeria where I am from, any white woman married to any of our men like tying two wrappers which most of our women see as not good enough for them. Our culture cannot go down the drain or trampled upon. It has to be respected and followed, because, it tells much about us and goes a long way in fostering out cultural heritage.
It pains me most that when you happen to attend a traditional marriage of which women are supposed to exhibit their native wears in different colours and styles, [though some do], you will see some wearing English outfits. Why Women?
Women, ought to be proud of what they have, two wrappers outfits makes you look gorgeous and outstanding. Am not saying that you should be tying two wrappers often, but when the occasion demands, you have to showcase your cultural heritage which is necessary.