- A video on waist beads has popped up online and it is fast going viral
- The video has a bead seller listing the names of some of the popular types of waist beads
- The woman's knowledge in waist beads has stirred reactions on social media
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Waist beads have long been a popular fashion accessory in Ghana and many other African countries.
Just as the name suggests, waist beads consist of glass beds arranged on a string or tiny rope which is worn around the waist or hips.
They come in different colours and shapes and may also include decorative stones, crystals, or chains, among other materials in recent times.
While these fashion accessories are very widely-known, not many would have thought that there is an elaborate naming system for waist beads.
A video has popped up showing the names of some of the most popular types of waist beads on the Ghanaian market.
In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, a woman who sells an array of waist beads is seen mentioning the names of the beads and the type of women who wore them.
Among the interesting names she mentioned were Range Rover, Diesel, M'akoma Mu Toffee, I Love My Husband, Sign Cheque, Crystal, Light Off, Toma Nketewa (Small Beads), and Princess.
According to the woman, who referred to herself as Maama Maama Original, the types of beads she listed come in many different colours.
She explained that each type of bead had a specific class of ladies who wore it. While the Diesel was best for light-skinned ladies, the Light Off was best for dark-skinned ladies.
The woman also indicated that there were many other types of beads apart from the many she had already listed
The woman's video has got many people talking on social media.
@prisci_2oo4 said: "This woman wa guy her see the way she knows which is which wow."
@k_addo_ funnily said: "T B.A.G we dey. Tomma Boys Association of Ghana."
@bernieblessing was interested in the Range over and asked someone to get it for her: "@_abyner.riri_ get me the Range Rover."
@xx_creepz confessed buying the Light Off for his girl: "I bought the Light Off for my girlfriend."
The woman's video and its reactions come just a few months after a new challenge called waist bead challenge surfaced on social media.
Started by a Twitter user, The Mofeoluwa, the challenge had ladies sharing photos of themselves in waist beads.
Ghanaian female accounting graduate and mushroom farmer recounts her experience:
Have national and human interest issues to discuss?
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page