- A Nigerian fashion designer, Chioma, used her marriage ceremony to make a big fashion statement that wedding gowns can be in ankara
- Photos of her ankara-styled gown generated massive reactions on social media as many said wedding dresses do not always have to be white
- There were a few tweeps who believed that ankara should only be for traditional wedding ceremonies
A Nigerian woman and fashion designer, Chioma, has given many people things to talk about after wearing an ankara-styled gown on her wedding day.
The whole social media was set abuzz by the creativity as many people said the style was such a bold move.
People who are close to the bride took to social media to share snaps from the wedding ceremony as they expressed how great Chioma's dress looked.
Read her friends' tweets and compliments below:
As at the time of writing this report, her photos have gathered thousands of engagements online with over 10,000 likes.
Below are some of the reactions from tweeps:
"I thought the ankara or traditional dresses were meant for the traditional wedding."
"So nice! Wished the groom had used African fabric too."
"The beauty and uniqueness for me."
"This is what I want to see. White dresses are so expensive if they would be this beautiful. Boring cliche most times. Ankara is so beautiful, I wish we could do more of these. It's so nice on her."
"I thought it's called white wedding because she wears white gown, or because it was introduced by the white, I don't get where the white came in this wedding."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a short video of a white man dancing passionately at a Nigerian wedding went viral as many wondered where he learnt his moves.
In the clip, the man slugged it out with a young lady as he danced to a popular Nigerian instrumental used by most DJs.
As the beat came on, the white dancer stretched out his arms and shook his head vigorously, winning applause from the crowd.