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Doria A editor of the blog Black and Beautiful recently made a video of some of our old natural hairstyles here in Nigeria with quick tutorials on how to achieve the looks. Here’s what Doria had to tell us,

On my blog, Black and Beautiful, I was writing more and more posts about black beauty culture. I look at the work done by the photographer Ojeikere and it inspired me to do this video. African hairstyles, and in particular Nigerian hairstyles are so beautiful and sophisticated that they can be seen as a form of art.

In order to have an impact, this video needed to be short so we had to decide between the various hairstyles. We chose the most iconic and dynamic styles that we knew of.

Thanks to the help of the amazing hairstylist Nadeen Mateky, we were able to replicate some hairstyles shown on Ojeikere’s photographs.

We choose the Fro Fro hairstyle, as it looked really fun. We choose two hairstyles with hair threading as it reminded me of my childhood, when my mother used to thread my hair. The Onile Ogoro/Akaba hairstyle looks like a crown and has a royal image. The Mmon Mmon Edet Ubok hairstyle is really cool and reminds of the 70’s.

In the future we will make more videos and/or pictures about african hairstyles, so stay tuned!

Watch the video

Connect with Black and Beautiful: Blog | Black and Beautiful, Instagram | @blackandbeautifulblog
Hair Stylist: Nadeen Mateky | @nadeenmateky, Website |

Eki is the Editor for BellaNaija Style and Lifestyle Editor for She has a Vogue Fashion Certificate from Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and also attended Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Eki headed the Design Operations at a top Nigerian womenswear fashion brand before finding love at BellaNaija Style. Eki loves all things creative. Follow her on Instagram @ekiogunbor BellaNaija Style: [email protected] | @bellanaijastyle BellaNaija Beauty: @bellanaijabeauty BellaNaija Living: [email protected] | @bellanaijaliving


  1. Meena

    April 18, 2016 at 9:01 pm


  2. Ano

    April 18, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Anything Eki Ogunbor posts is golden… Das All!

  3. itsjusme

    April 18, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    i wanted to see more!

  4. Rems

    April 19, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Nice but that name is Onilegogoro not Ogoro, pls note

  5. onyi

    April 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    this shouldn’t be a video

  6. Dee

    September 29, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I was relaxing to watch the “video.” What happened? did it just end? Oh, please! just call it “video clip”

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