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Check Out These 5 American Celebrities As They Rock ‘Ankara’ So Well

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You cannot successfully talk about Nigerian and African fashion without mentioning Ankara. Ankara was originally manufactured by the Dutch for the Indonesian textile market, however, the prints gained significantly more interest in West African countries because of the tribal-like patterns.

Ankara is formerly known as Dutch wax print by African Print Dutch Company and has become a major heritage of . In the past, young people in used to avoid Ankara because it was generally perceived as archaic and solely meant for our grandmothers’ waists on their way to village meetings.

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Women from Eastern Nigerian tie 'ankara' wrapper
from Eastern Nigerian tie ‘ankara’ wrapper

In fact, the few youths who patronized Ankara then defaced the material with their poorly sewn ‘up and down’ outfits. However, in recent times, since Ankara has gone mainstream and has been wildly promoted by recent pop culture and trends even beyond Africa, we have seen the market grow remarkably. We all now wear Ankara in unconventional styles and designs.

Arranged in no particular order, here is a list of your favourite Hollywood A-Listers rocking Ankara fabrics in unconventional styles and designs.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian wears ankara
Kim K with the simplicity
Kim Kardashian on Ankara style
Kim Kardashian on Ankara style

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Nicki Minaj

Amber Rose





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