A flowing robe with wide sleeves worn by men in some parts of West Africa and North Africa.The name “Agbada” (Yoruba) is not what it is generally known as; some other names are: Boubou (Senegal), Gandora (Tureg), Babban riga (Hausa), and so on.
An Agbada, nicely worn to a wedding or similar events, might just get you more than a souvenir…you know what I mean! Who said you had to be on an Armani tuxedo to look classy?
Here are some basic things to keep in mind while styling an Agbada:
· Your Fila (head gear) doesn’t need too many formulas. It just needs to go with the flow…nothing weird.
· Make sure your trousers (sokoto) don’t cover your shoes or sandals; half an inch above your shoes or sandals will do. You also need your shoes to get a piece of the action. Make sure you do not go “all Michael Jackson” on the trousers.