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

May 21, 2018


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!


“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.




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

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


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



    • 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,



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