The Outstanding Traditional Attires For Nigeria Ethnic Groups
It is no more news that Nigerians like to wear their traditional attires more than any other African countries. As a confirmed statement, if they are not putting on complete traditional attires, there will be at least one cultural element in their outfits.
Nigeria as we know is a West African country, known for its rich culture and numerous ethnic groups of about 371 of which the three major tribes comprises of Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba. If we are to talk about the whole ethnic groups in Nigeria and their dressing style today, we won’t be able to complete the article.
The country is divided into Six Geo-Political Zones as follows:
North Central (known as Middle Belt): Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau. Abuja
North East: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe
North West: Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina,Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara
South East: Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu,Imo.
South South: AkwaIbom, Cross River, Bayelsa,Rivers,Delta,Edo
South West: Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo
The Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba traditional attires are going to be showcased respectively. Likewise selected but are few from six geo-political zones will be as follows: The Akwa Ibom,Cross River, Delta and Edo from South-South, Benue from North-Central. North-East and North-West are grouped as Hausa’s (Northerners), they all share same traditional attire, there is no serious differentiation.The South East are Igbo’s, they share common traditional attire,likewise South West, the Yoruba’s.
Igbo couple in their traditional attire
Edo couple in their traditional attire
Hausa couple in their traditional attire
From left is Yoruba, followed by Delta and Akwa Ibom.
Benue,Tiv people in their traditional attire