Gone are the days when people who rocked dreadlocks were looked down upon, people would stigmatize them and assume they smoked weed because of the hairstyle they carried. The stigma still happens a bit but well, who cares. It is believed that our Rastafarian brothers from Jamaica popularised dreadlocks and it’s safe to say one of the most popular hairstyles in Nigeria happens to be dreadlocks.
Below are a few Nigerian artistes that would make you want to ditch your lowcut hairstyle and start rocking the dreadlock style.
1. PAUL PSQUARE
Paul Okoye of Psquare has had his dreads on for some years now and it’s safe to say it’s here to stay. Apart from the suave look which comes with wearing dreads, it has also helped fans and the public differentiate him from his identical twin, Peter.
2. BASKET MOUTH
Arguably the funniest comedian from Nigeria, Basket Mouth rocks a punk style lock which is more stylish and low maintenance than other styles of dreadlocks. His lock tends to give him a younger look because of the urban vibe it emanates.
3. TOSIN BUCKNOR
If you’re a chick who’s aspiring to start growing dreadlocks then Tosin Bucknors hair should be goals. It used to be Dakore Egbuson but since she was made to cut her hair the title now goes to Tosin. Simple, elegant and chic are the few words that come to mind when one see’s Tosins hair.
Ehis probably has the coolest dreadlocks on this list. It looks like an afro but also doubles as a full lock. He loves his hair so much he even nicknamed himself Dada boy just to remind us.
5. BURNA BOY
One minute he was on a lowcut and the next minute we saw him on locks. Damini Ogulu, better known by his stage name Burna Boy is a songwriter from Rivers state. He stylishly wears his gold-tipped dreads long giving him the ‘reggae look’.
6. WEIRD MC
She wears a short version which gives her a tough look. If you want to sample the dreadlock style and you’re a bit skeptical then you should start off with Weird Mc’s style.
Critics have called his dreadlocks style the pineapple head style. Call it whatever you may, Ycee single-handedly popularized this style of dreadlocks in Nigeria.
8. CLARENCE PETERS
When it comes to the locks on Clarence Peters head, the phrase that comes to mind is ‘Scruffy is the new sexy’.
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