I moved to the south-south early this year and one style I notice and love about their men is the etibo native wear.

Most of the men wear this on weekends; to work on Fridays, to church on Sundays and also to parties as aso-ebi .

The etibo native wear is most times made from a plain material that could be mainly cotton or a mix of cotton and polyester .

The etibo style to me is highly sophisticated and has a way of making men have a royal look especially when they add the walking stick to it.

Another accessory to this style is the fedora/pillbox hat (by the way I learnt the hat was inherited from the British slave masters during the slave trade), it makes the style complete for any outing.

Here are some samples of the etibo native wear  from the exquisite peter okoye and lola omotayo’s traditional wedding in Lagos:










The lovely couple – Mr and Mrs okoye


*photo credit: maestromedia.blogspot.com*

We at TAJ (The Aso-ebi Junkie) wish the okoyes a blissful married life and many more years together.





Hi all, been a while. I have been very busy lately moving from one location to another………………………..
I have been living in the northern part of Nigeria, Kano precisely for about 7 years and enjoyed my stay until the Boko haram insurgence surfaced. Life has since been unbearable and we all lived in fear.
So I started talking to God about moving out of the north and few weeks ago I was transferred to the south! Praise God!
Enough about my relocation gist…., now to today’s post;

Ankara fabrics are vibrant patterns of very rich colorful designs. It is mostly made of 100% cotton or cotton poly material. Originally the wax resist dyed fabrics were exported to the Gold Coast and spread over West Africa into Central Africa and were largely produced in Nigeria. They became extremely popular over time and were initially worn as every day casual outfits customized to suit the designs of the person wearing it.


As I thought of writing this post, the wedding ceremony of my friend Sunday and his heartthrob shade came to my mind.
Sunday and shade picked a purple with gold and white design Ankara material
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I made a dress with a golden organza material as my bolero/jacket

me and joke<a

*With some friends

with d bride

*with the bride

What’s your take on the aso- ebi?

The Ankara material is very versatile that’s why lots of young people like to use it as aso-ebi.
Apart from being affordable, you can mix and match with other materials depending on your creativity.

I also love the pic below; it’s a brown and white colored Ankara material. So beautiful…………….