Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Legends

Don’t be carried away by this title a beg. I am simply going down the memory lane of people that have their names written firmly in peoples mind. I wont be too serious about this and I wont go the line of Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Cleopatra, Mandela, Margaret Thatcher but I will simply discuss the ones that have got stuffs named after them.

Let’s start with Bob Marley: In Naija for real, when a lady or girl goes carry braids, they call it Bob Marley. Not even dreadlocks is ever referred to as Bob Marley but braids. It has always being called BOB MARLEY! Is this peculiar to Nigeria alone?
Sade Adu: this is another tiny weave to the back hairdo. I hear Sade Adu every time. Just mention this at a salon and every hairdresser knows what it means.
Anita Baker: hmmm an all the time short perm with low cut at the back as it is commonly done in Nigeria. I wonder if this style originated from Anita Baker or if is just simply named after her being a famous style at that time. But the truth is this Anita Baker hairs rocks!!! I still see people waering it till date.
Alicia Keys: “I keep on falling in love…” and boom every stylish girls/women in Nigeria fell in love with the hair style she was wearing when the song came out. My head was filled with Alicia Keys this and Alicia Keys that, when the hairdo was crazily popular. And up till now, people still wear the hair style.
Other hair styles popular among guys are Evenly King, Tyson etc

The question is what are you known for, what makes you legendary? You don’t have to be rich or famous to be one. Just make a change!!! Touch a life; do something that worth remembering you for. Yeah do something!!!


Woomie O! said...

Nice...there's millions of em...
Oh!!! i remember Evelyn King! It's a hairstyle...emm, we used to make it in Secondary school in those days.

Nice work Madame...
We'll find out some more ppl so u can do Pt.2.

Standtall said...

@ Woomie o: Yes, you are right about Evelyn King and of course Mike Tyson. I will try and see if I can do the part to.

Buttercup said... 100% sure that all these names were adopted only by @ evelyn king! i loved that hairstyle!

aloted said...

ok this last lionking hairstyle i no sabi am me in fact...

hmm deep sister! yes o we all have to be known for something in this world...thanks for the loaded word!

WeirdGurl said...

Happy father's day.

Anonymous said...

Happy father's day.

Charizard said...

lol...nice post!

Scheyenne Zigzag said...

now, what happens when that lady says 'I need to wash my hair"?

Zena said...

yes oh! evelyn king was my hair style, and trust Nigerian to want to be different,

but ur right, u don't have to be rich or famous to make a difference or leave a mark on this earth, do something everday to make you feel proud, dats a real challenge

stay blessed

Scheyenne Zigzag said...

btw who is this nice song by?

AlooFar said...

I 'gree with you.

... and thanks for laffing at my quirks.

AJIKE said...

buhahahaha....lenendary!...hairstyle...evelyn King..what what what!!!
nice post
How are u sunshine?

OluwaDee said...

I have done all these hair styles.
The latest thing in 9ja is 2 name hairstyles after fruits and animals; eg, water melon, feathers...

Lol @ u thinking it was my TD wedding.
How u dey na?

Sherri said...

yes we can all make a difference in our own little ways.

how u dey?

Lolu said...

Serious something dat lion style do they make it? Na weaveon? do people seriously style their hair like that? ves O, just surprised.

And those style names are not only adpoted in naija O, even here in East Africa apart from the Sade of course.

thanks for the inspiring words....always remembering that.

Thanks for visiting my page too :) x

Toks said...

Interesting... But Bob Marley got me thinking dreadlocks is really the Bob Marley hairstyle. I wonder how braids became Bob Marley? By the way is it true I should wash my hair every two weeks when I wear braids or Bob Marley. I got a newsletter forwarded to me that said I should wash and condition using Natures Gentle Touch herbalblend cholesterol treatment so that my hair will be strong enough to hold the braids if not my hair will break. The newsletter was quite intersting you may want to check it out. Natures Gentle
By the way has anyone used natures gentle touch herbalblend relaxer? I am thinking of changing relaxers cos am not satisfied with what I am using at the moment.


Sasuke said...

na woman matter be dis but i feel you on the being remembered for something steez. nice post

Standtall said...

@Buttercup: I am sure some of these names for hair go beyond Nigeria soil.
@Aloted: the lion king hair was a picture copied from a article I found on bloglines news titled "hair you don't want to take home to mama" or something of that nature. I put it up for effect!
@Charizard: thanks a bunch

@Zena: thanks for sharing my thinking

@Blogger Scheyenne Zigzag : can't remember who sang the song. Just got it via and happened to like it.

@ Aloofar: you welcome my brova

@Ajike mi owon, I dey fine o. Thanks for the comment

@ Oluwadee: yes to the feathers style. I never did it anyway. Lol to ur TD too o

@ Sherri: yes u r right. I am fien thanks

@Lolu: so they have some of these styles in Rwanda too? They rock o. About the lion king hair was a picture copied from a article I found on bloglines news titled "hair you don't want to take home to mama" or something of that nature. I put it up for effect!Thanks for stopping by yourself

@ Toks: I wonder how dreadlocks is not named after Marley o instead it's braids. Washing someone's braid is good and I think 2 wks is okay. But you sure advertise for Nature touch (lol). I will check it out

@Sasuke: haba men dey make hair like some of these ones too ke. Norrin do u

Smaragd said...

touching words despite the hilarious delivery! i have cut my hair into Anita Baker, and i'm guilty of Bob Marley as well.

Standtall said...

@Smaragd: I do hope your Anita baker cut looks great on you. Go rock girl!!!

rationalpsychic said...

What IS Sade up to these days? Many voice just get better with age. I miss her voice so much.

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