Elle magazine (US) did a review of the just concluded GTB Fashion and Design Week in Lagos Nigeria .
I guessed it shocked some people that such good work (the clothes,models and the shows) could come out of Africa. Someone actually left a comment on one of the posts on my blog about the GTB fashion week complementing Nigerian girls and asking if I photoshopped my photos because she felt the photos I posted weren’t the same as what she was used to seeing on TV.
There was also a Controversial tweet that was made public by bloggers from a Scottish drag queen, Guillotina asking if we have clothes in Lagos. What do people really take Africans for?!
A lot Nigerians didn’t take that tweet likely and gave “him” a piece of their mind on twitter. He later apologised,but honestly that was a big insult to Nigerians. Of course we wear clothes! What kind of question was that? I have a few things to tell him and every other ignorant person out there and I am basing my points on questions I have heard people ask and say over time :
1) Africa is not a Country,its a continent like Europe,and Asia with over 50 Countries of which Nigeria is one of the Countries in the Western part of Africa
2)Don’t believe everything you see in the Media. Yes there is Poverty in Africa,but there is also poverty every where else in the world. The Media usually likes to focus the poorest people and the Poorest countries ,the wars and really negative things happening in Africa.
3)People live in houses,wear clothes and live normal lives in Africa. There are some people that “choose” to live without Modern facilities and there are some who are not rich enough to afford some things but that doesn’t mean there is no technological advancement in Africa.
4) Please get familiar with Google and get more knowledge about other places and countries in the world other than your country.