Agbada for the Modern Man

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Growing up, the traditional attire known as agbada was mostly worn by "big men". At occassions in those days, you see men arriving the venue, flinging the garment over their shoulders and walking majestically. It was almost always certain that these men would be "spraying" a lot of naira notes in that occasion. Yes, that was the impression that an agbada wearing man gave off.


Agbada was very rarely worn by young men in the past. I seriously doubt any young man, ten years ago, would have willingly worn agbada just for the sake of being stylish....correct me if i'm wrong.

Agbada of old
Fast forward to the present, agbada is no longer just for the big daddies, we now see young men (and even women) rocking the agbada in a modernized fashion; where the old school agbada is worn over long sleeved buba (tunic), these days, they are worn over short sleeved buba. Where the old school agbada is long, extremely broad and wing-like, these days they come in shorter lengths and widths and are definitely not as heavy as the old school type.

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I'm totally in love with the modified version of the agbada and I love the fact that young men are embracing it and rocking it well.

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Are you with me on this one? Do you love the "agbada for the modern man" as much as I do? I know you do! Tell me what you love about it in the comment section.


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  1. I love love love the Refined Agbada trend. Looks super stylish and hides a lot of flawsπŸ˜€

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    1. Lol...it certainly hides alot! Never thought of it from that angle before...lol

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  2. Gonna get my one of these. Great Job Abi

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    1. You definitely should, it'll look great on you. Thank you cuz cuz!

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  3. Aby you are in love with Nobel Igwe (i hope i got his name right)....shikena

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    1. Lol, I just like his style jor...he sabi!

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  4. Nice. So I just googled up "women in agbada"and liked what I saw. Once I get me a bae, ama get her a set :D

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    1. Yea, agbada on women is quite nice too. Lucky "your future bae" lol.

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  5. Hey Aby, firstly i really loved the new blog design...and the AGBADA i would love to see myself in it but unfortunately i hardly wear natives maybe in the near future..very nice post.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Eedris...you should try natives one day, i'm sure it will look nice on you. :)

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  6. Great and stylish looks no doubt.

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  7. πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ. The evolution of African couture is πŸ”₯

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    1. I love this! Can agbada be paired with ankara buba and trousers?

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