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This photo has gone viral.

According to several online sources, the woman in the picture is a University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), and this was her attire for the school’s Cultural Day held recently.

Many have criticized her for going topless, while others see nothing wrong with her outfit.

What do you think?

Photo Credit: Facebook

61 Comments

  1. kk

    May 19, 2015 at 7:45 am

    So false

    • TANTRA

      May 19, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      My problem is that someone showed her breasts freely and uncensored, another sent BN uncensored pic of the breast show. Yet, BN is showing me censored breasts. Bellanaija, but why?

  2. le coco

    May 19, 2015 at 7:56 am

    if this is her culture.. then i dnt think its such a big deal.. the girl is confident sha.. reminds me of the women from swaziland… when its tym for culture display.. they parade around topless… lool even in my school when they came for cultural diversity day..OMO!! c topless girls.. nd they ddnt care.. ppl were jst staring.. lool

  3. Doxa

    May 19, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Why did her friends allow her leave the hostel? Maybe it was a dare/bet? Hmmm…

    • Doxa

      May 19, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      I have come back and read all the comments and only one word describes how I feel now: DISAPPOINTED.
      Well who knows, I am a christian, the lady in the picture just has to be a traditionalist to do this. However, I thought Nigeria had a law against indecent dressing, doesn’t this qualify? Even if Nigeria doesn’t, I am sure the institution where this happened does.

  4. abiola

    May 19, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I think she made a bold statement…..

  5. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    May 19, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Nigerians sha! Some african culture advocates will start screaming blue murder at this one. lol. Deal with it. This is part of African culture too biko. O girl take 5. You try no be small.

    *That expression on her face is everything. –I ain’t got time for your opinions—* lol

    • www.slimqueenie.blogspot.com

      May 19, 2015 at 10:36 am

      African culture or Nigerian???? And educate me please, what culture in Nigeria practice this??

    • Ine

      May 19, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Kalahari in Rivers State

    • POLYPOLY

      May 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      her dressing (minus bare chest) represents some of the ethnic groups in RIvers, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers , Delta or Akwa Ibom. Since its a UNiPORT event, i will guess Kalabari.

      Anywho, let me tell yall about a wedding in I went to in Eleme (town outside PH in Rivers State).

      The bride was in fattening room (Spa/ tender lover care treatment by her inlaws) for 7 days. Every day at dusk she will dance out with some metal rings on her legs and neck, with a bare chest also. the dance was show everyone that she was feeding well and resting properly. for the people there, the boohbs were not noticed at all.
      If you don’t know about Nigerian culture, please shut your trap. Nigerian culture is not only Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa.

    • Lasbury

      August 7, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Several cultures in Africa, from Nigeria to Ghana to Namibia to south Africa have, practice and uphold their nude culture

    • tunmi

      May 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      I’m with you. Her face tells it all, “miss me with your foolishness”

  6. Ifey

    May 19, 2015 at 8:21 am

    She was not doing a strip tease, was she? She’s not responsible for her breasts being seen only as sexual objects. She was representing her culture. Nudity does not always mean sexual vulgarity – it can be a form of protest, it can be for aesthetics, feeding, etc. And it is not such a strange thing, some cultures in South Africa bare their breasts too.

    You will be surprised to know that some societies are trying to bar women from breastfeeding in public, just because some people get horny at the sight of mammary glands. Lol

    • bruno FIERCE

      May 19, 2015 at 9:20 am

      @ifey

      ” You will be surprised to know that some
      societies are trying to bar women from
      breastfeeding in public, just because some
      people get horny at the sight of mammary
      glands”

      you are a liar. oyinbo people dont like women breastfeeding in public because it freaks them out and thats why they banned it not because it turns men on.
      what kond of mentality do u have @ifey. everyman wants to have sex with me mentality. I pity u

      pls u don’t need to tell lies to push ur senseless feminist propaganda. pls not every man is a sex craved monster.

    • f o

      May 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Ifey is very Correct. She. Is. Nt a lier.she just said some pple can b honey. Wen de see a wmen. Breastfeeding in public. Which. Is correct• So u dnt av to take dat too personnal bruno

    • POLYPOLY

      May 19, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Bruno SHUT UP!!!!! you are not FIERCE and stop claiming to know AMerican Laws. Its not illegal to breastfeed in public. Geeez!!! can you please just shut it. hiss….

    • APKX

      May 20, 2015 at 2:19 am

      You comment like you know everything, i live in the US and breastfeed in school, airport or wherever i need to, there are breast covers and the law protects breastfeeding moms. The law explicitly protects moms who breastfeed in public in almost all 50 states.

      Forty-seven states, DC and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow moms to breastfeed in any public or private location. Two of the remaining states — South Dakota and Virginia — exempt breastfeeding moms from public indecency or nudity laws, and Idaho is the only state that has yet to pass any similar laws.

  7. Gmonee

    May 19, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Dis is d way of life of some people and I see absolutely nothing wrong with it, nah breast una see d talk abi… Wait till u see full naked pics of people showing off there culture. Lol

  8. bruno FIERCE

    May 19, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I have mixed feelings.

    this is ur culture and i applaud her but there are little kids everywhere.
    as a parent the last thing u want is for my kids to see a woman walking around without her shirt on.

    • Tunde

      May 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Why should she held responsible for what your childern see in public?! There are far more worse things childern see on the internet/T.V than in public environment!

    • bruno FIERCE

      May 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      @tunde.

      read what u wrote, those it make any sense at all. I don’t even know how to reply u.

      she is not responsible for what my kids see in public,
      is she not the owner of her naked breasts, so why shouldn’t she be held responsible for exposing her self like this in public where children are. biko shut up. someone like u will be a horrible parent.

      some of u are really foolish. nigerians but why

  9. mx

    May 19, 2015 at 8:30 am

    i dnt knw of any culture in nigeria were girls expose there boobs…but if she say her culture well na her breast…its not like we no dey see breast been exposed every day

    • edo girl

      May 19, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Visit owan West LGA in Edo state during their festival.

    • Zeb

      May 19, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Tnx edo girl, am from owan, ora to b precise n my cousin has actually walked round d village naked during a festival with jus a piece covering her down part

    • hmmmm

      May 21, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      @Bruno why don’t you go and cloth all the mad men and women in public….Mr sensible Nigerian. onyala….

  10. Why

    May 19, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I love this, she is bold enough to express the culture of her people. High five. Some religious tanoids will start whining now. If you can’t stand naked breasts, cover your eyes.

    • RIFF RAFF

      May 19, 2015 at 9:48 am

      But this trend is not new na. Check the Southern part of our continent, swaziland, South Africa ( Zulus and Sothos if i’m not mistaken),even Rwanda in the SE, most of their traditional female attires expose boobs. Even in some parts of our Northern regions where people mix islam with their traditional beliefs, like the Guiddeer people, their women are usually topless in their traditional attire. If it’s for cultural purposes, no big deal sha.

  11. fcokanu

    May 19, 2015 at 8:31 am

    iLike. She represents everything I love in a woman. African. Bold. Innovative. Sweet. Sexy. Dark. And those oranges are amazing. Can I get her number please?

  12. Obirymes

    May 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Abeg no be Uniport. Na UST. Copy copy bloggers.

  13. Biobele Sokari

    May 19, 2015 at 8:52 am

    That is a typical ancient Kalabari Ira attire and it is the pride of every woman. #peopleandcustome

    • Alero

      May 19, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      One question: Is she the only one from Kalabari kingdom in the full campus? Where are the other Kalabari breast baring ladies? #boldindeed

  14. kwo kwo

    May 19, 2015 at 8:53 am

    is she tryin to potray the kalabari /ijaw culture?
    do they go topless?
    she is bold sha

    • i no send

      May 19, 2015 at 9:12 am

      my mother is kalabari and yes in the old days the real deal was to go topless..i have seen pictures of my grandmothers people so its no surprise to us who are familiar with it..but in modern times you cover up with a blouse or piece of wrapper ..i guess this lady wanted to show case the undiluted version …

  15. Naked

    May 19, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Lolz.. I wonder the kind of activity that will be going on in-between the trousers of the male folks around her in that photo.

  16. ShineShineShine

    May 19, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Dat thang be staaaaannnnnding! I applaud her courage. it’s a cultural day. I do not see anything wrong with this. You only live once and you are only this age once jooor!

  17. M&

    May 19, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I don’t think its their culture now, I think its their culture of the last century or two. For once I agree with Bruno! I remember Erykah Badu was arrested for public nudity when she pulled that undressing music video stunt, and kids were walking past in the street. The guys that are hailing her its because they’re enjoying the free show ;). If it was their sister, I’m sure it wouldn’t be that funny and tolerable.

  18. Dom

    May 19, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Hold on a minute are we not in Africa? So what is wrong with that. They say:”Cultural Day” so… this is a known culture among African so why people are playing hypocrites about this. Are we really loosing our roots? ohh nooo. Take a big 5 Girl.

  19. Ademi

    May 19, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I don’t see anything wrong with it in my hometown in Ondo state there’s a yearly festival called “Aringinya” also known as a “festival of Virgins” where virgins will dance naked before the river to pray for abundance before the New yam festival. So give the lady a break jare. Civilisation should not disturb culture. If she feels comfortable about it well kudos to you.

  20. ShineShineShine

    May 19, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Dat thang be staaaaannnnnding! I applaud her courage. it’s a cultural day. I do not see anything wrong with this. You only live once and you are only this age once jooor!! Uni days are the bestest ever!!!

  21. max

    May 19, 2015 at 10:35 am

    So false,i don’t believe this story.

  22. www.slimqueenie.blogspot.com

    May 19, 2015 at 10:39 am

    well…while she is bold to do this, this is Nigeria not South Africa or Africa at that. If it is cultural week, please which culture in Nigeria dey do this one…I want to go and see for myself. Btw, this has nothing to do with breastfeeding in public…privacy has gone with the wind these days. Everything oyibo do, we copy and don’t even copy good ones sef.

  23. Funms

    May 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

    My mum is from Ondo state and she did go out topless with loads of waist beads and body painting in her “coming of age” ceremony. It wasn’t that long ago either.

    I think its part of some cultures in Nigeria and shouldn’t really be condemned.

  24. I said so

    May 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

    U guys re going too far by using other countries in Africa, we ve such cultures here in Nigeria, a place in Akoko edo does it, she’s proud of her culture…I see nothing wrong with it. Those dat said they can’t let their kids see such should lock the kid indoor…or if it’s ur culture u will stop the women from going out topless? Abeg make we hear word o

  25. Nyelu

    May 19, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I wouldn’t be surprised to find that a lot of people arguing strongly against this are people that have never left their states of residence in Nigeria or gone outside their states of origin before.
    Believe it or not, quite a number of nigerian tribes/sects have chest baring as part of their culture.
    So the question of her being right or wrong really is a personal thing…to you it might be crazy, absurd outright demeaning but to her and pple from her region its just their tradition.
    My advice….travel and see….Nigeria has many beautiful though somewhat absurd cultures to learn about.!

  26. Zavy

    May 19, 2015 at 11:10 am

    this is actually a tradition in a part of rivers state.Although u can’t wear that but it’s a culture and there’s no big deal in it.

  27. omel

    May 19, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Some cultures also eat human flesh! Does it mean that eating of human flesh displays our boldness and love for our culture? Does it make it right? Lets stop lieing to ourselves, there is a sense and knowledege of what is good and bad, right and wrong, acceptable and unacceptable In every one of us. When something aint right, you know deep down it aint right. Lets allow that which lay down in the deepest core of our being tell us if this picture is acceptable or unacceptable.

    • Meesan

      May 19, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      …and how is this related to human flesh-eating??? she represented her culture in it original form and you’re here talking about acceptability of picture. Let her be biko. I applaud her courage and boldness.

    • chikka

      May 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      You are right. When you look at mentality and sense of judgement of our generation, you simply shake your head and give up. Europeans may have brought civilization, its upto our people to accept it. In this instance the university need review their code of practice and punish indecency. Her father need talk to her. Her church need talk to her. All institutions need speak out.

  28. dearestzee

    May 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

    She’s bold,confident and she represent alot in Africa.Am proud of u girl,you are one in a million,African pride.

  29. jenny

    May 19, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Wat is obtainable else were or in d old shud nt dictatethe right moral n Godly culture.she is doin more harm dan gud.she is sinning n here are ple justifying her action.end time indeed !ple lackin sound judgement..evrythg we do shud be under God’s approval n with purpose.she rather needs to hv gud standards n moral dat makes one a real. African woman.cn ds be a gud to be remeberd for?she wl be long forgotten n never a role model..we shud alwz remember god lives in us.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      May 19, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Your spelling is Sin. According to Proverbs 18:9 “He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys. Stop being slack with your spelling.

    • whocares

      May 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I love that you quoted the bible to denounce bad grammar. I am not sure how crispy you will turn in the lake of fire for that bit of blasphemy, but I enjoyed it.
      About the girl’s attire, I LOVE IT! If that is her culture, then so be it. Lots of cultures women walk about bare chested and they are not seen as sexual symbols, neither do the children turn out depraved… She is reclaiming her body and culture in one fell swoop,(unless I am reading too much into it) you cant hate that. Will I do it? No. I am not that confident, but I applaud her for it.

  30. EllesarisEllendil

    May 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Meh! she’s a 4 even with her breasts out. Bravo for representing her culture though. Takes a pair!

    • whocares

      May 19, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      I see what you did there. LOOL.

  31. serendipity

    May 19, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I don’t av a problem with wot she’s wearing or not wearing..lol …. Its her culture! But glad she’s not my sister?

  32. Mawee Janded

    May 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I served in Ogu/bolo Local Government area of Rivers State 2012 it was die Culture Evry November 4 Teenage Virgins 2 com Out Topless to b Lunched in2 Womanhood. But Civilisation cam & dey stoped Being topless rada u tie a little Piece of Cloth around ur Breast Lyk in Nollywood Movie.To me d Gurl wad just Looking 4 un-necessary Attention.Its 2015 Babe who does dat.???

  33. f o

    May 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Her apperance is nt Godly.I hate it wen pple say she is bold,dis is nt boldness,its foolishness.chai na parson go maarry dis one so O.if she claims its her culture,den is she d only One frm dat planet in uniport? If we check out her mode of dressing on campus we will find out she Is nt responsable .I hate dis,her parent shuld flug her

  34. Really?

    May 19, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Nigerians can be so hypocritical sha,so all these oyinbo girls wey dey wear singlet without bra come class nko? even for cold dem no dey make people horny abi?
    In as much as you would like to be more oyibo than the oyibos,African culture is unique in its diversified expression,let an artist paint this and give it an interpretation maybe it will help you be more appreciative of your culture. That BBA girl that did something like this,same una praise her o!
    In fact some of you really need to travel so you can appreciate your culture more,this girl is a heroine considering the way the sexuality of the African woman is perceived in today’s modern,civilized society coupled with pop culture,social & mass media e.t.c…….we are loosing the essence of what the African woman stands for,someone has come out to remind us of what we are and how we are missing it,here we are being more prayerful than the pope…..kmt!
    Until we grasp our essence,we will continue to be backward. The fact that she is even a university undergraduate is the more reason we should take a critical look at what she is trying to portray because she is socially aware and bold enough to still project this image. Abi una think say she just like make the whole world see her breast???????
    Nigerians it is time to rebuild from the scratch,value what you have!
    Oyiboland na wash wash o………..travel and see.

    Pardon my errors abeg!

  35. endowedkhem

    May 19, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    is she high?

  36. Inyang, MN

    October 9, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Nudity may be seen today as cultural but from onset it depicted man’s level of civilization. All cultures at some time had the folks go unclad
    But we cannot claim that going unclad at this age is cultural, it’s either nudity or more appropriately pornographic

  37. Debbz

    December 6, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I’ve seen so many views and perceptions about the matter.. Evry1’s like, she’s upholding her culture… some are like, she’s shameless and demeaning. Yes, the culture is there, HOW MANY NATIVES ARE ACTUALLY PRACTICING IT? In this world, ‘I dont care what evryone thinks’ isnt ALWAYS the ideal answer.. Culture?? practices that have been abandoned by so many.. These cultures came when the world wasnt this Scientific and technological.. People were innocent and naive.. Where u showed off ur culture is safe.. Buh dnt let it go beyond ur village.. Could be hazardous.

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