Tiwa savage debuted a butt-length braids for her Billboard cover. African hairstyles have longed been deemed too ghetto for mainstream. In fact, black women have long, fraught relationship with hair.
With role models like Tiwa savage, Lupita Nyongo, Chimamanda Adichie, Beyoncé etc. there’s been an increase in the popularity of natural hairstyles.
Like Beyoncé, Tiwa savage rocked butt-length braids for the cover. Not a natural hair per se but according to SELF – it claims ownership to this historical black style that shows that standing out can be better than blending into the crowd
More photos from the photoshoot
The Nigerian singer-songwriter also had a lot to say about stereotyping women
A lot of people still have the idea that a woman has to stay at home and be the wife and mother. don’t get me wrong, those are great morals to keep, but i think the Modern african woman, modern black woman is being limited
Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi and Davido recently broke grounds as they appeared as cover stars of the Billboard’s latest issue. Why is this important? This is Billboard’s first ever issue Devoted to African musicians.
The Magazine titled “This isn’t a Fade Three of Africa’s Biggest Stars on Making the Industry come to Them” puts spotlight on “AFROBEATS” and how they’ve individually played major roles in African music industry
Not only did the stars place their country Nigeria and the African continent on the map but also indigenous Fashion Designers. Continue Reading