Nigerian men’s traditional clothing | African Elegance


Nigerian men’s traditional clothing | African Elegance

 

African culture is a treasure. In many African countries, traditional dresses are a reflection of the elegance of an entire people. Afroculture.net will take you to Nigeria. These men in traditional dress show that tradition is an added value for Africa.

YORUBA people

Agbada

The abgaba is a four-piece garment worn by Yoruba men. It consists of a large loose-fitting outer dress (awosoke), an underwear jacket (awotele) and drawstring trousers (sokoto) and a traditional cap. The outer jacket is divided in three parts: a central rectangular piece embroidered from front to back and with a hole for the neck (orun) and a large pocket on the left side called “apo”.

BUBA SOKOTO


Buba and Sokoto are traditional clothes that are part of the agbada. The two most popular pants are the sooro, tight pants, the length of the narrow ankle, and the kembe, loose pants, to wide stocking, which reaches slightly below the knee, but not as far as the ankle, without covering the shoes.

 

Igbo people

 

SENATOR STYLE

 Very fashionable, Senator style is an elegant, attractive and comfortable outfit. It consists of a long top or a shirt that reaches almost knees and pants. This garment is popularized by former Senate President Anyim Pius.
This outfit is very common among people of Igbo origin and the Niger Delta. But with its success, this garment is worn by many Nigerians, regardless of ethnicity.

Top has various patterns and ornaments around the neck, chest or belly. The pants are simple and simple. The Senator style for men is usually completed with a matching hat. They are often available in black, blue or gray. But red and white are among the most popular.

ATIKU

tiku is a sophisticated traditional fabric popular with Nigerians. This garment with a firm and fine texture is available in one color and in one material. You can choose between white, black, cream, navy blue, sky blue and brown. A preference for multicolored fabrics goes against the’Atiku ‘fabric.

 

ISIAGU

Very popular in northern Nigeria, the Isiagu is a traditional Igbo people shirt that looks a lot like Dashiki.

This outfit is short or long-sleeved with gold buttons beautifully and aesthetically connected by a chain. It is worn with pants, a cape and a red cap.
It is worn during a wedding, cultural festival or important events.

TRADITIONNAL WRAPPER

Traditional packaging is a unisex outfit usually knitted by weavers. The scarf is tied in such a way that it reaches the ankles and the Isiagu is worn with it.
It is worn during cultural events in the Igbo culture.

 

Peuple Hausa/Kanuri/Fulani 

The Hausa, Kanuri and Fulani peoples occupy northern Nigeria. They have similar cultures, clothes and languages. It is the largest group in Nigeria and is the largest ethnic group. Men dress with a Caftan or Jalabiya.

JALABIYA

Jalabiya is a statement of style. It’s a long traditional unisex clothing. It originates from Arab men and women. There are different styles of Jalabiya. From minimalist clothes to those richly embroidered.

CAFTAN

The kaftan is a long and loose garment, with long or long sleeves, without collar or hood. It is a very popular clothing.

 

OTHER STYLES

DASHIKI

Dashiki is a loose and colorful sleeveless shirt from West Africa.

ANKARA STYLE 

Ankara is a colorful 100% cotton African textile with tribal motifs, which has several names. It is nicknamed “Wax”, “Ankara prints”, “African prints”, “African wax prints” “Holland wax” and “Dutch wax”.

 

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