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Nigeria’s First Lady Speaks Out Against Revealing Fashion After Meghan Markle’s Visit

Nigeria’s First Lady Speaks Out Against Revealing Fashion After Meghan Markle’s Visit

Nigeria’s First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, has made headlines with her remarks about local fashion trends, especially following Meghan Markle’s recent visit to Nigeria. 

In a speech commemorating the first anniversary of her husband’s, President Bola Tinubu’s, administration, she addressed what she sees as inappropriate fashion choices gaining popularity among young Nigerian women, influenced by American celebrities.

During her speech, Mrs. Tinubu emphasized the importance of preserving Nigerian cultural values, which do not favor revealing attire. 

“We have to salvage our children,” she stated, noting a discrepancy in dress codes that often sees men fully clothed while women wear less. 

She firmly declared, “Tell them we don’t accept nakedness in our culture. That is not beautiful at all.”

The First Lady did not criticize Meghan Markle directly but used the Duchess’s visit as a springboard to discuss broader issues. 

She highlighted the need for Nigerian women to maintain their cultural identity and resist mimicking Western fashion styles.

 “Why did Meghan come here looking for Africa? We know who we are. Don’t lose who you are,” she urged, promoting self-confidence and authenticity among her audience.

Mrs. Tinubu also called on elder women in Nigeria to help guide the younger generation, emphasizing the role of mothers in keeping the family and community together. 

“When mothers stand with you, the house is in order,” she said, suggesting that maintaining traditional values could lead to greater prosperity for the nation.

Her comments come after Meghan Markle, who recently discovered her significant Nigerian roots, was criticized during her visit for wearing what some considered overly revealing clothes. 

The Duchess’s wardrobe choices sparked debate about the influence of Western fashion and the need for modesty in public attire in Nigeria.

Overall, the First Lady’s message was clear: Nigerian women should be proud of their heritage and choose fashion that reflects their cultural values rather than adopting foreign trends that clash with local norms.


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