Ghanaians are known to be dynamic; in that whatever latest trend hits town, they follow it.
What is in vogue now is the kente for customary marriage, commonly referred to as engagement; photo-shoot, natural hair and the butterfly eyebrow.
1. Kente: These days, about 95% of the engagement pictures seen on social media are taken with the bride and groom clad in various designs of Kente. The Kente is sometimes draped by the couple but mostly the woman use it to sew a beautiful dress or slit and kaba whilst the groom sews a fabric with laces of the kente embroidered in it.
Formerly Kente was not widely used like it is today. Lace was what was mostly used. Therefore, the change in this trend shows that indeed, Ghanaians have eye for good and beautiful things.
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2. Photo-shoot: Until about two years ago, photo shoot was not a common thing. But it is the order of the day now. Couples, before their marriage ceremonies go ahead to take high definition (HD) photos with professional photographers.
Now, too, there is the pregnancy photo shoot, obviously taken when the woman is pregnant; however, these photos are rarely made public until after the woman delivers her baby. In all we have the pre-wedding photo shoot; the pregnancy photo shoot, post delivery photo shoot and photo shoot done for the baby when he or she turns six months and one year old.
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3. Natural hair: The natural hair ‘craze’ gained root and recognition some few year back. Nevertheless it is widely in practice now. Some women prefer to keep their hair natural to applying hair relaxers (chemicals) to their hair. Others claim they just fancy keeping their natural hair which makes them unique. And for some people, they just want to flow with the tide – therefore they would want to ‘taste’ every kind of fashion trend that hits town.
Experts have warned however, that keeping a natural hair can be painful, time consuming and for some people, the natural hair thing does not just compliment their facial looks. Well, whatever is being said, people now do what they want and not what others have to say.
4. Butterfly eyebrow: Some few years ago, people were used to just shaving a part of their eyebrows off and use an eye liner to draw an ordinary line on their brows. But for about two years now, this fashion trend has changed.
Most Ghanaian women have mastered the art of drawing lines on their eye brows. This has fittingly been named “Butterfly eyebrows” because the lines when drawn really makes the eye look like a butterfly. They are beautiful, anyway.
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