The Asoebi Fashion in Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the West, Chad and Cameroon in the East, and Niger in the North. Today, Nigerian Fashion is becoming more and more popular around the world and has now well and truly earned its place in the global fashion industry. Aso ebi translated to English means “family Cloth”. The Aso ebi fashion in Nigeria is a cultural trend which involves outfits made from matching fabrics worn by a group of people to a party, wedding, traditional wedding, naming ceremony, funeral and social events. Aso ebi fabrics are typically of ankara (african prints) or lace materials for the outfit with occasional head tie/gear (gele)Aso ebi for funerals are generally simple but Aso ebi for weddings, parties etc are glamorous.

Check out photos of Aso ebi styles for weddings, parties etc


Photo Credit : Instagram – Asoebi Bella, Asoebi Men, Asoebi Special, Asoebi Africa, Bella Naija, BMPRO, Shola Animashaun Photography, Ankara Styles, Ankara Chic, Banksbmpro,,


I leave you with Ada Ada music video below By Flavour, a Nigerian Highlife Musician. The video showcases the Aso ebi styles of a Nigerian traditional Wedding from the Igbo Tribe.







  1. Jacqueline Gum
    January 6, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I am partial to the gold, but I just love all the bright colors! And I am so blown away by the children’s fashion too! I loved this…feel as if I had a front row seat to a fashion show:)

  2. Beth Niebur
    January 6, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    What fun! Except if we’re bridesmaids, we never want to be wearing the same outfit as someone else and they love to do that. I like their customo of doing that. Love the striking colors too.

  3. Mahal Hudson
    January 6, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I’m always leave breathless with your post. So, colourful and such an honour to the culture and heritage.

  4. Marquita Herald
    January 6, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking designs and colors and interestingly enough several of the designs remind me of those by some of our contemporary Hawaiian designers.

  5. Tim
    January 6, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Those are some super sharp outfits; gorgeous and vibrant. For both the guys and the girls.

  6. jonaquestart
    January 6, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning. This is an amazing blog post. The nigerian fashion industry is alive, stylish and vibrant. Love the colours. Nigerian fashion is fastly becoming a forerunner of fashion from the great continent and a force to be reckoned with. Thank you for providing an insight into the Nigerian culture.

  7. Lenie
    January 6, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    ChinWe, this post is a winner. Loved the fashions. I was picking out favourites as I was scrolling down but soon lost track – they’re all favourites but the one I liked absolutely the best was the third photo down – the blue halter style. And I adored the children’s photos and fashions. The little boys were so huggable. Isn’t it wonderful that Nigeria is playing such a huge role in the fashion world.

  8. ken Dowell
    January 6, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Colors are really brilliant. Lots of yellow. Bright, shiny, glowing yellow. Don’t see much of that here.

  9. Phoenicia
    January 6, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Such vibrant colours! I just love the first yellow dress and the gold and pink dress which follows – just beautiful!
    The little boy with his hands in his pocket is just too cute!
    Nigerian weddings are full of joy, noise, dancing and LOTS of food!

  10. Andleeb
    January 6, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    It is nice to see some amazing colors and nice dresses.
    I always love to know about different cultures and traditions.
    I was amazed to see the cloth of little boy in first and second picture as this is exactly what kids wear in Pakistan. We call it shalwar kamiz.
    I wonder how it is same in Nigeria. It is nice to see the colorful wedding

  11. Mina Joshi
    January 6, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    I loved all the fashions. Such vibrant colours. My favourite was the Ada Ada video. The music is so catching.

  12. Pamela Chollet
    January 6, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    The colors are magnificently joyful. I can’t imagine not feeling fabulous wearing any one of the dresses and the head wraps are beautiful. I love the little boy in the blue cap, great attitude. I never know the colors worn in Nigeria were so vibrant. For some reason I thought muted tones were more popular.

  13. Leora
    January 6, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Great colors! Lots of yellow. Everyone looks lovely.

  14. Meredith
    January 6, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Wow, those colors are amazing! I love the ladies’ headgear and am in total envy over how they can pull off those amazing fashions. Those wedding parties look like a lot of fun. They make my white wedding dress look boring!

  15. Erica
    January 6, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    These pictures are so pretty! I love the style and I would love to be able to pull off one of these outfits. These women all look like models to me.

  16. Susan Cooper
    January 6, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    I was quite stunned. I had no idea the fashion in Nigeria, particularly for the women was so gorgeous And unique. Beyonce needs to look there for her next awards show gown. Beautuful!

  17. Makasia
    January 6, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    Lovely colours, enticing styles and wonderful pictures.

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