Also see photos of Nigerians who wore ‘Aso Ebi’ to Queen’s funeral
Mixed reactions have trailed photos of some Nigerians who attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in customized “Aso Ebi” outfits.
In an Instagram post, Tuesday, Owambeuk shared the pictures with the caption:
”Our London Aunties are not joking ooo❤️❤️❤️ Repping Naija all the way 💙💙💙. It started as a joke and one of us took it seriously.
“The outfits were turned around in four days and delivered from Lagos to London the day before the event. It went viral and the Palace has now requested for it to be displayed at the London Museum.”
Credit: Instagram | Owambeuk
Though wearing different colours of the same fabric, the group of women had the late queen’s image on the front of their outfits.
Commenting on the Punch Newspapers’ twiiter update on the trend, @Khing_senator said he was proud of them for upholding the African culture.
Credit: Twitter | Punch Newspapers
“This is more representation than the presence of the VP. Their aso ebi has gone into record as Nigerians contribution to the British cultural diversity”
Also, @haryomide_sam commented saying,
“We no dey carry last 🤣🤣Our mummy 😁”
However, some netizens have criticized the ‘supposed representation’ at the Queens’ funeral. A twitter user, @petepaul5050 wrote:
“Una shame dey shame us”
“A disgrace to Africa”
@Ammrbimbola also had a suggestive comment when he asked,
“Dey Carry this thing go London??”
Kindly share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Meanwhile, see photos of Nigerians who wore ‘Aso Ebi’ to Queen’s funeral below.
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