It’s obviously the ‘Chop your dreads off’ season in the Nigerian entertainment industry and a few of our beloved entertainers are keeping with the trend. Pop singers Terry G and Waconzy recently shared new photos of themselves spotting a new look – they’ve both shaved their locks off!
Waconzy calls his new look ‘Waconzy 2.0‘; he went an extra mile by adding a blonde tinge to his hair. Mr Ginjah on the other opted for a very low Mo’Hawk look.
It started with Faze last year who went for a more ‘serene’ look. He was followed by Timaya. The most recent to follow the trend is comedian Basketmouth although he didn’t go for a complete shave-off.
So why are our dreaded stars chopping their locks off? Some would point out that it might have to do with the artiste’s way of re-branding. ‘New album on the way means – new image, new look, something to talk about’, a publicist tells us. And of course we shouldn’t forget that Ex Super Eagles player and former African footballer of the year, Victor Ikpeba has also vowed to “cut off” his dreadlocks if Arsenal wins the English premier league (EPL). Will the likes of Bantu and Ras Kimono also follow this trend anytime soon?