Lady Pays For Flight, Travels From America to Nigeria Just to Braid Her Hair, Lands At Lagos Airport

Lady Pays For Flight, Travels From America to Nigeria Just to Braid Her Hair, Lands At Lagos Airport

  • A lady shocked many internet users when she said she travelled from the United States of America to Nigeria to make her hair
  • According to the lady, she boarded a flight and flew to Lagos to stay 24 hours with the aim of getting her hair braided in the country
  • Many people asked to know the cost of getting a hair braid in the US and also wondered why the lady chose Nigeria

A lady who claimed flew to Lagos just to braid her hair has attracted the attention of social media users.

The lady shared a video on TikTok, detailing how she flew to Nigeria for something some people might consider too small to hop on a flight.

Lady comes to Nigeria to make her hair.
The lady said she would spend a day in Nigeria to make her hair. Photo credit: TikTok/Crystal Diamond and Getty Images/Aaron Foster.
Source: UGC

But she appeared pretty serious about her desire to get her hair done in Nigeria. She was seen losing the one she was wearing when she arrived in the video shared on TikTok.

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According to Crystal Diamond, she flew from New York to Amsterdam and then to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

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She said she would also use the opportunity to greet her family members in Nigeria.

Watch the video below:

Reactions as lady flies from US to Nigeria to braid hair

Her video went viral even though people noted that they would like to see her braiding her hair before they would believe her. gathered some of the reactions.

@Mimi’crib said:

"President general among the nation."

@d asked:

"But flight + hair , wouldn’t it be cheaper in America?"

@Adiaha Eyo said:

"Wait so how much was it in Nigeria?"

@jjaroberts said:

"People dey suffer in Nigeria and others are taking a $2500 flight to do $100 braids."

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@mundoreal52 said:

"Ain’t no way your flight wasn’t more expensive than just getting braids in the US."

@Abb said:

"Girl you’re not saving money flying to nigeria to get your hair done.. when flights range from 1-2k."

Lady living abroad makes her hair herself

A Nigerian lady who resides in the UK said she did not accept to pay N140,000 just to braid her hair once.

The lady, Maureen Chidimma, said she decided to braid her hair by herself as she could not afford the amount charged.

In a trending TikTok video, Maureen showed her followers how she braided her hair, which looked cute.

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