Hair was a running theme in the widely watched online web series An African City, created by Ghanaian Nicole Amarteifio. In one episode, I think it was Nana Ya, a naturalista, who walked into a hairdressing salon wanting to style her natural hair and she was told they only do perm. The stylist spoke with her conviction that relaxing your hair is the only way forward.
Truth is there is a thriving and growing naturalista community in Ghana and on the 5th of July they gathered at the Afrotastic 2014 event at the YWCA center in Adabraka. According to “exceptional lifestyle blogger” Naa Oyoo Quartey who attended the event:
The natural hair event brought together an amazing number of women of all ages from different countries in Africa who were eager to learn nappy hair secrets, share hair disasters and purchase natural hair products…The event, a first of its kind in Accra was enlightening and entertaining thanks to the MC Idiot James Brown who I never knew was wearing an afro wig but kept us laughing with his mild-mannered stylish yet rib-cracking humour. I liked his style… As a Ghanaian woman, I was born with a coily crown, we were all born with it. We can’t be living our lives like other races because its not in DNA. Our skin and hair is unique and we must wear it with pride. I won’t be surprised if the kinky hair will soon be worn and sought after like the Brazillian Weave. Ask Lupita if she would wear Peruvian hair. Be Coily and Proud! [sic]
Peep video below and head over to her website for her full review and even more pictures.
Source: NaaOyooQuartey.c om