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Whats Wrong with Wearing African Clothing In American Colleges?

Just curious, americans love folks that represent where they are from, just wondering why africans especially nigerians (including me) ignore africans in african clothing in college, aint we proud of where we from or what?

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nothing wrong with it except that people may feel you're coming with a lot of baggage which many dont really care about.

Talking about wearing natives in American colleges oh.  Not in general.

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Hey! I'm living in Belgium, I wear my native every sunday to church when there is a nice weather and I look great in it. So, if you're ashamed to wear it then you'd be ashamed to be called an African.

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@Topic. Nothing wrong.

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When I was growing up in Liberia I hardly wore traditional wear. I see no need to start now.

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oh puh-lease! I wear whatever I want, ANY DAY I want!! Even tied a gele the size of a mini-chopper to my graduation ball, and my ma donned an even bigger one! (needless to say, everyone wanted to touch it and take pics with me)

I'm not saying you have to, but if your reason for not wearing it is that "I'll look like a clown coz everyone's in jeans", re-think!

PS: Schooled in Germany, not the States, even fewer Africans,

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LISTEn to yourself. What do u think u willl look like wearing a native or agbada to class where 99 percent of the students are in jeans.?

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i find nigerian clothes to be to fancy for school , but i dont mind wearing a top made out of ankara when i want to dress semi causal i only have one so i dont wear it often

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I would wear them if it isn't so darn cold. over here, we only enjoy warm weather for less than 3 months and that's in the summer when school is out, the rest are mostly cold.

I love some native clothing especially the customized ones.

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there is the Ghana student in school who always dorns his Ghana dress (Agbada like top) and pant to class all year round. He will put on sweater and then the Agbada like one on top.

For me, i wear jean and danshiki once in a while during summer. When going to church sometime, and when we have some international gatherings.

It's not wrong if the weather will allow you. Oyinbos, they love our dress o. My roommate bought a dress from me and she go to class dress in it at least once a week even in winter lol. I always tease her that how reddish her white skin looked after catching cold in the dress. She always laugh and doesn't care.

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yes, people will always stare at me anyways. Damn, e no easy for fine boy.

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behave and act like a roman when u in roman , but does that mean we dont love african fashion, cant just stand people steering at me,

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cos, u'll look like a weirdo.

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