Short History Of Blonde Hair:
About a quarter of the Melanesian population in the Solomon Islands archipelago has an extremely unusual trait – dark skin with blond hair.
Melanesians got their blond hair from the growing influx of ‘outsiders’. The locals, however, prefer not to go by that theory. They have been insisting for years that their blond hair is a result of a diet rich in fish and constant exposure to the sun.
They have the darkest skin in the world outside of Africa, but strangely, about one-fourth of the inhabitants sport blond afros. Up until now, they have attributed the trait to inheritance – from the Europeans, especially the British, German and Australians, who have been associated with the island for hundreds of years.
In this new era where all young Nigerians wants to go on blonde hair… You all know I will always talk, i’ll say my mind and hit it..
With prompt reference to the Nigerian music scene, we have seen the likes of Wizkid, Olamide, Iyanya, YQ, even the new school like Tekno, Dotman, Lil Kesh & more all gone blonde presently or previously…
Please one question to our superstars;
“Is going blonde appeareance the new access / medium to the world market??? “
Oh ok! It’s in the blood.. Na the new thing wey dey trend???.. #Swaggu!!!
This new blonde hair style has gotten to the extent that even all jack & bulls , nook & cranny on the streets ; Wizkid& Olamide wannabes all going blonde. (E fit dem or E nor fit dem, dem just wan feel among!).
That’s how one aboki & a futuristic youngman selling suya I met in Akure , Ondo State, west part of Nigeria last weekend was wearing a blonde hair. LMAO!!!😅😅😅
I’m not writing to say Blonde hair is bad on Africans, but rather I’m writing to bring to us to notice that, as a young Nigerian/African star we don’t have to look in the same direction.
Being a celebrity , that makes you an ambassador, mentor & you can influence a whole lot in our society.
Trying to look like Chris Brown or any other World star to gain access to the global market won’t work!!! ; But rather let’s promote more of our African culture, ethics, fashion, values, modesty & heritage; With these you will penetrate more into the world market, because it will draw close&significant attention.
As a celebrity, you are a leader to your followers/fans , and leaders are supposed to lead by example.
I checked the likes of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Bob Marley’s profiles & other African music icons.. They are much more about preaching the African roots,values& culture through their music , Fashion, appearance & legacies; and till date the world has reckoned with their personalities & their children’s & other close associates of them are still living on that leverage & enjoying the legacies these Icons left behind; and it won’t stop there it will still pass on to their great-greater-greatest dynasty.
Nigerian/African young stars should start/encourage creating a niche for themselves. To stand out, look different, let your music, appearance, dressing , attitude, and whoever you want to be speak more about the African roots. With these you are inspiring the world, setting a standard, good influence to your society & you are closer into been something iconic for your future ever than you can imagine.
Trying to look like an oyinbo (white man) will only make you less, but looking like a typical African man will open many doors & and make you feel much more greater&bigger.
“PREACH AFRICA & THE WORLD IS YOURS!!!”