A veteran Nollywood actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, has said African women who wear wigs to enhance their beauty have low self-esteem.
The movie star made the statement during an interview with Vanguard.
She said God had endowed African women with the best hair of any race and wondered why they would prefer to wear ‘human hair’ rather than their natural hair.
The actress stated that African women should cherish and respect their God-given beauty.
She said, “We have been gifted with the best type of hair, which we can alter into any look we want. We have to love ourselves as Africans and appreciate our God-given beauty. Our Africanness is what stands us out among all the races of the world.
“The African woman is beautiful in all ramifications. I believe women who go for wigs and human hair have low self-esteem. Their desire to look western and foreign is a sign of low self-esteem.
“If you want your life to be in order and successful, be kind to the women in your life. It is when the women in your life are happy that you can truly be happy. By women, I mean your mother, your wife, your sister or as the case may be.” (Dailytrust)