– Ankara fabric has quickly become a go-to option for celebrities and other public figures who want to make a statement with their fashion
– Many step out in outfits designed in the African print while others opt for other fashion accessories designed using the fabric
– Legit.ng highlights popular Nigerian celebrities Toyin Abraham, Iyabo Ojo and Mercy Aigbe, who are all popular lovers of ankara
Over time, the Ankara fabric has grown a massive reputation from a fabric that people would rather not be caught dead rocking on the red carpet to one that has now scored respect even beyond the African borders.
Celebrities are no longer afraid or scared of public backlash when they choose to appear in the authentic African fabric that is nothing short of beautiful when properly sewn.
In fact, within the shores of Africa, the ankara fabric has evolved from that one fabric that is only considered when people think of themed outfits for their parties (Owambe) to one that people wear to their places of work or casual dates.
Interestingly, the versatility of the fabric has also afforded it the opportunity to make powerful statements either as fashion accessories or interior decoration pieces.
To celebrate the ankara fabric, Legit.ng highlights three fashion-forward Nigerian female celebrities who are known to never miss when it comes to being perfect ambassadors of authentic African material.
Check them out below:
Actress Mercy Aigbe
The mother of two doesn’t take a back seat when it comes to serving hot looks. Whether she’s stepping out for a party or she’s on a movie set, the ankara fabric is always an option for her.
Actress Toyin Abraham
The Nollywood actress is very much in touch with her inner-diva. Toyin knows how to get netizens hitting the double-tab button on Instagram whenever she posts pictures of her ankara outfits.
Actress Iyabo Ojo
Like her colleagues, the actress and queen of TikTok also has a strong love for the ankara fabric.
Ojo has caused a stir on social media on several occasions with some of her outfits. However, even amid the chatter, it has not stopped her from making heads turn whenever she makes an appearance in the ankara material.
In a similar fashion story, Legit.ng compiled a report highlighting some beautiful stylish pictures of celebrity kids Priscilla Ojo and Michelle Gentry.
The young ladies no doubt took after their celebrity mothers, Iyabo and Mercy, who are never found wanting when it comes to fashion in the entertainment industry.