Nigeria: 100 Years of Igbo Beauty









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1910s: Birth of ‘nationhood’; Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria Protectorates, enforced by the British government on diverse societies in the early 1900s, are combined by Lugard to form a single Nigeria. There are still major movements against the British Imperialists so fashion is still very indigenous. [+]

1920s: Women pick up western clothing more widely, especially for work. Flowing gowns and one-pieces. ‘Indigenous’ hairstyles. Wider negotiations and tension between indigenous people and the British government over their land, property and rights. Aba Women’s Riots. [+]


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