It’s national lipstick day ladies! Floss your favorite lip color

 

National lipstick day is observed every July 29 after beauty blogger Huda Kattan, the founder of Huda Beauty, proposed it and became a thing by a Proclamation from National Day Calendar’s Registrar.

Whether you wear sheer and light, dark or bright, girls, July 29th calls for all kinds of lipstick.

Here are interesting tidbits about lipstick that you didn’t know.

  1. Lipstick was associated with witchcraft

2. The British Parliament banned it in 1770 calling it a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage.

Local Kenyan lipstick brands include Joan Kinuthia’s, Huddah Monroe, among others.

So girls flaunt your fav lip color and tag us online on our social media handles.

Dear Classic 105 fam, what’s your favorite color or brand? Share your best tips and tricks that you have about lipstick.

 

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Insecure actress Issa Rae announces surprise wedding in France

 

Insecure actress Issa Rae secretly got married in the South of France.

The “Insecure” writer and star posted 10 photos of the dreamy moment on Monday July 26, much to the delight of her fans.

“A) Impromptu photo shoot in a custom @verawang dress,” she joked in the caption.

“B) My girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed,” she continued.

“C) Then I took a few flicks with Somebody’s Husband.”

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The debate is on! Are these two shades of nail polish

The internet has a new color that’s sparking debate between men who believe it’s the same as women insist it’s different shades.

Men are weighing in that the colors are confusing saying their heads are spinning.

A twitter user posed a simple question to his followers on Wednesday, saying ‘Women will look you dead in the face and tell you these are two different colors’

The colors has been retweeted thousands of times.

One many @5000Rayz gave his opinion …Same color different shade… all in all both the colors are lavender tho
His color theory has been disputed.

@TorridMrs
Very different colors

@luvey1987
These are two very different vibes

@77Smooth
89 is darker, 88 is lighter. They aren’t different colors but different shades of the same color

@kilik850
I’m not a woman and I can tell one’s lighter than the other. Technically, that makes them different colors. Light blue isn’t dark blue.

One woman believes there is no reason to argue because she has solved it for you.

@MamiAguaaa
89 is a shade darker more blue tones and it’s cooler. 88 is a shade lighter like a tint of 89. Def more pink hues too

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Dj Pierra shares behind the scenes of daughters fairytaled themed birthday

 

Dj Pierra Makena’s daughter Ricca turned five this past weekend. She wrote “Happy birthday Ricca!!! I love you sooo much!! 5 looks good on you!!!”.

She threw a fairy tale party and days later has shared behind the scenes videos of how her princess arrived for the big day.

Pierra went all out for the lavish celebration and here below is the guest of honor arriving in a limousine with her cute pals.

“The party was held at the Carnivore where Ricca made her grand entrance. Makena wrote Celebrating my baby…..happy birthday my love. @chebi_creations this is a beautiful dress. You can hire a stunning limo from @executivecarworld ❤️❤️❤️❤️and @luxeallureevents perfect decor . Thank you @carnivorekenya for hosting the kids💕

 

Ricca was so impressed with her mothers effort that she exclaimed “mum you did all this for me?”

The party included more fun inside where Ricca was met by a multi colored balloon backdrop to pose, as guests received her.

Pierra shared the sweet family moments also dressed up for the occasion.

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Photo of the day! Kenyans mock Ugandan female cops uniform 

 

A terrible picture of a Ugandan female cop wearing a hideous uniform is trending online.

The uniform is so bad that Ugandans are begging Kenyans not to start an online war. Someone has even confirmed that it is indeed the traffic police uniform and it’s so bad the trolling won’t stop. Read comments below:

IRON-BAR IN THE [email protected]
anakaa toolbox ya garag

@mule___
Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyesSmiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes we wait for Twitter wars with Ugandans

@OpiyoEve
Na hii skirt ya firirinda atakimbisha aje mwizi?

@aki_shantu
Huyu anaeza kushika kweliFace with tears of joyFace with tears of joy

@Ni_ya_Keg

Hii ndio inaitwa kukua omudecentntreCrew
Anakaa wagithomoFace with tears of joyFace with tears of joy

@don_shal
museveni kwake huko ukifanana vibaya ndio yeye anafrai,sasa polisi anakaa kama kobe

@ItsMe88513882
All time nimeshinda nikiangalia belt na viatu zake mimi???….me ata nilikua nadhani ni mjalejo

@Switchkenya
Kwani ni la wokovu Loudly crying faceLoudly crying face

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Why Savile Row is revered by Kenya’s elite like Charles Njonjo

Savile Row might not be a household name for most Kenyans but they are for many politicians and the business elite who desire to espouse class, fine living and elegance. It is so well-known that in Japan the word for a suit is ‘sebiru’, a corruption of ‘Savile Row’

The likes of Charles Njonjo, Jimmy Wanjigi, and former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi have been loyal adherents to suits from the iconic name.

Ababu Namwamba is Kenya’s style icon for politicians

Unlike what many believe, Savile Row is not a fashion house/brand like Gucci or Versace but a street in London where some of the world’s best suit makers are located.

London_Savile_Row_geograph-3066994-by-Ben-Brooksbank (1)
London_Savile_Row_geograph-3066994-by-Ben-Brooksbank (1)

The street is located in Mayfair, central London. It was originally named Savile Street and built between 1731 and 1735 as part of the development of the Burlington Estate.

Initially, the street was occupied mainly by military officers and their wives. Tailors started doing business in the area in the late 18th century; first in Cork Street, about 1790, then by 1803 in Savile Row itself.

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A file photo of the offices of Henry Poole

The term “bespoke” as applied to fine tailoring is understood to have originated in Savile Row, and came to mean a suit cut and made by hand.

Today, greats such as Gieves & Hawkes, Anderson & Sheppard, Chittleborough & Morgan, Richard Anderson, Dege & Skinner, Richard James, Henry Poole, Huntsman, Dege & Skinner have shops and workshops on the Row.

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Henry_Poole__Co, one of the iconic suit makers on the street

 

Characteristic of a suit from Savile Row are below;

Heavy Weight

Savile Row suits are typically heavier than Italian or American suits with the woold they use being much lighter but very sturdy.

Custom Cutting

A suit from the Row is cut to perfectly suit the client’s body.

An example of a suit from Savile Row
An example of a suit from the Row

Durable

A good from the street comes with a timeless cut, but it’s also durable enough to withstand the passage of time. Traditionally, a Savile Row suit would be passed down from father to son. When the son came of age, the father would take him to the tailor with his suit and have it altered for him.

Prices for a bespoke suit start at nearly £5,000 (Ksh. 643,800 shillings) and can go up £10,000(Ksh. 1,287,600) for very exclusive materials. The ready-to-wear suits are available starting from £2,200(Ksh. 283,272).

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Rock the head-wrap like classy Orie Rogo Manduli

Orie Rogo Manduli is one Kenyan woman who has blazed the trail for many women in Kenya. For the pioneer who was born in Maseno to two teachers, she has done a lot that should be recognised and remembered.

Her father was a headmaster, later to become Councillor Gordon Rogo. Her mother was Zeruia Adhiambo, who taught at Kisumu Technical College.

She was crowned Miss Kenya, at the age of 16. Not only that, she was the first woman to land a job at the Coffee Board of Kenya as an administrative manager, in 1974.

Orie Rogo Manduli
The politician looks great with her assorted headwraps

In that same year, Orie Rogo Manduli was the first Kenyan-born woman along with Sylvia Omino ( Joab Omino’s wife) to participate in the Safari Rally!

In 1975, she got a bigger job as marketing and public relations manager with Metal Box in charge of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania at the time again the first woman to hold the position.

She was also the first woman to head the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) council. Despite all her accolades, one thing that she will undoubtedly be remembered for is for showcasing African attire with matching pompous headgear

Check out her excellent style below;

Orie Rogo Manduli
The politician looks great with her assorted headwraps
Orie Rogo Manduli
The politician looks great with her assorted headwraps
Orie Rogo Manduli
The politician looks great with her assorted headwraps
Orie Rogo Manduli
The politician looks great with her assorted headwraps
Orie Rogo Manduli
The politician looks great with her assorted headwraps

 

Why Emmy Kosgei wears tight clothes

Emmy Kosgei shocked many when she decided to settle down with her much older Nigerian husband. For a lady who could still land an eligible bachelor, why would she settle for what we term as an ancestor-husband?

Emmy Kosgei and husband
Emmy Kosgei and husband

But it turns out the gospel musician was very much in love with her pastor husband. So much so that her dress sense is also affected by his preferences. She revealed this information to Parents magazine.

The Ololo hit-maker said that her hubby, Anselm Madumbuko loves seeing her in figure-hugging clothes while at home leaving her with no choice but to don them.

Emmy Kosgei

In the interview Kosgei said she loves flowing clothes specifically when on stage performing but usually slide in tight clothes at home so that her hubby can enjoy the view of her perfect African curves.

She divulged:

 “IN LAGOS, I WEAR VERY FITTING CLOTHES BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT MY HUSBAND LIKES. BUT WHEN I’M DOING CONCERTS I LIKE FLOWING CLOTHES BECAUSE I AM COMFORTABLE, I AM FREE. I CAN LIFT MY LEGS, I CAN JUMP AND IT’S STILL DECENT TO EVERYBODY. IT’S NOT LIKE I’M HIDING ANYTHING, IT’S JUST WHEN I AM SINGING IN FRONT OF PEOPLE I AM VERY CAUTIOUS OF HOW I DRESS AND I DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO TAKE AWAY THE ATTENTION FROM MY PERFORMANCE. SOMETIMES, THE STAGE IS HIGH AND IF YOU WEAR SHORT CLOTHES YOU CAN DISORGANIZE THE AUDIENCE.”

Emmy Kosgei
Performing

Emmy had been responding to questions on how to manage and stay in a solid marriage. Her revelation will most likely leave a number of her fans in surprise considering the stereotype that a Christian marriage is very conservative. And conservative is not sexy, or is it?

I think Emmy speaking up about a taboo subject in the church like desire and desire aroused should be commended. Desire and sex go hand in hand. Sex and sexual practices in the confines of marriage are rarely if ever spoken about in the church setting that she comes from.

Emmy Kosgei and Pastor Madubuko
Emmy Kosgei and Pastor Madubuko

As if Christians don’t cohabit.

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Kenyans beam with pride at President Suluhu’s fashion during Kenya visit

 

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu left many intensely emotional after arriving in Kenya on Monday May 4th for a two day state visit.

Madam President impressed us with multiple looks for different occasions she was invited to. She was dazzling and even Loulou Hassan who attended an Iftar for Suluhu, shared the multiple looks praising her.

Suluhu arrived in the country wearing a brown outfit on arrival at the JKIA below, which she later changed when received by President Kenyatta.

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She dorned a purple suit in a picture with Uhuru below. According to Fashion experts, wearing purple on a State visit, means unity. The purple outfit reflected her address to Uhur and Kenyans at large at a new friendship.

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Suluhu and Uhur May 4th in Kenya

In an iftar at Statehouse, Suluhu wore a stunngin multi colored suit and even James SMart was impressed.  @jamessmat wrote ”
Iftar at statehouse NAIROBI for President Suluhu. Love to see the colour and this gender living their best life.”

suluhu iftar dinner

Ultimately all her outfit choices sat well with Kenyans and even Tanzanian online agreed that she represented them well.

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From Will Smith to Will of Allah! Jada Pinketts’ hijab look gets fans excited

 

A picture of Jada Pinkett in muslim gear had brought on a flood of entanglement jokes.

Muslims fans showed reactions of love and appreciation as the actress shared her hijab photo during the start of Ramadan in April. For the whole moth, she served more lewks.

And she continued to share more pictures with the jokes getting heavier, as her Muslim fans also reacted to her outfit and the wearing of the hijab below:

Peple ar
@Shafiq_Maj
Went from Will Smith to the will of Allah

@rummankr
May Allah save her from entanglements.

@OmegaGWolf93
Wow may allah Guide Jada Smith to islam

@emma_hsu88
miss jada explaining her
Sparkles
entanglement
Sparkles
to Allah

@AbtiLibaan
May Allah swt allow her to be entangled with Islam. Ameen!
Raising hands

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List the ugliest fashions and styles ever created

Each day a fashion designer comes up with something he believes the world will eat up when it hits the catwalks/the showrooms.

Some of those fashions become iconic not only for their wonderful style but their legendary status in culture. Others, however, are just meh and still make it onto our streets, seriously affecting our sensibilities.

Some of those ugliest fashions that men and women should stop wearing are below;

Uggs

These boots originating in Australia and New Zealand are some of the most destructively terrible things made from wonderful sheepskin!

Uggs
Uggs

Baggy jeans 

Yes, rappers might have worn these back in the ’90s but it doesn’t mean the monstrosities were any good!

Mom jeans

The ugliest of the ugliest fashion that had a resurgence the past couple of years. In my opinion, these jeans only look good on size zero women which most women are gladly not.

Barack_Obama_wearing mom jeans
Barack_Obama_wearing mom jeans

Let them stay in the past and preferably in your mother’s closets!

Grills

Rappers again are to blame for popularising these fashion accessories and they are getting worse and worse as we progress. Why would someone want to walk with a jewelry store in their mouth?

Paul_Wall wearing grills
Paul_Wall wearing grills

Mullets

Thank’s to the ’70s and ’80s for this ugly hairstyle which was a favourite for many pop stars. If I had the power, I would erase this style form the history books, root and stem!

John_Travolta with a mullet
John_Travolta with a mullet

Shutter shades

Thank you Kanye for this one. The glasses were a highlight in his popular music video, ‘Stronger’ but they look like a joke right now. Please don’t wear them. I beg!

Shutter_shades_girl
Girl wearing Shutter_shades

Bell Bottoms

This jean has seen so many revolutions you can name them. From feminism to the Civil Rights movement to the sexual revolution, this fashion item is one of the most enduring legacies of that era. And still very ugly!

Bell Bottoms
Bell Bottoms

Platform sandals

This was like a compromise between a high heel and a slipper for many women. The fashion and allure of the high heel with the comfort of a slip-on sandal.

Platform_sandal-wooden_sole-black
Platform_sandal-wooden_sole-black

But…It just doesn’t work!

JNCO jeans

Another one I had to look up after doing my research! But damn! This is one horrifying looking piece of clothing. Whoever designed this should never be allowed next to a sketch pad ever again! They might just design heels for infants!

Jnco jeans
Jnco jeans

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Wahu speaks about her beauty secrets and her political aspirations (exclusive)

Wahu Kagwi is one of the most beautiful women in Kenya at any age. And what is more impressive is that she has maintained her looks even after been blessed with two daughters with her husband David Mathenge aka Nameless.

How has she been able to keep herself looking so youthful throughout the years? What has been her secret? The “Sweet Love” singer humbly said that even though people might feel that her skin is goals for them that she still doesn’t feel that her skin is that great.

“I don’t think I have great skin. As we speak, I am getting my make-up done.”

Adding, “I put on a bit of foundation. I honestly don’t have even skin. I would be lying if I told you that I do. It’s not the break-out type of skin but it’s not as perfect as I would like it to be.”

And what does she do to keep her skin looking camera-ready? “I use pregnancy masks and I also hydrate and I do a lot of veggies and exercise. I do put on a bit of foundation,” reiterated Wahu.

Wahu reveals the books that have inspired her successful 15-year marriage (exclusive)

The singer has been in the music industry for many years and has ascended the rungs of success along the way. Does the singer have other aspirations, political maybe? I put the question to the singer who was cagey at first telling me that she didn’t want to comment.

But after some cajoling, she went on to say that the thought had crossed her mind.

“I don’t think I would run in 2022. The thought has crossed my mind once or twice but not in the near future.”

And why didn’t she want to run in 2022?

She replied, “I am not saying that there is anything holding me back. It’s just that I have not decided. It’s just something that I look at and say, I am passionate about ABCD…Considering it doesn’t mean I am going for it.”

 

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Kanye West’s latest shoe the Yeezy 450 sells out in under one minute

 

Billionaire Kanye Wests has a hold on the sneaker world no matter the trolls.

The latest release from his Adidas: YEEZY line, the YEEZY 450 in Cloud White, sold out in under one minute.

The Addidas Yeezy 450 made its debut on Saturday March 6th at 7 a.m — and promptly sold out within a minute. By 7:01 a.m, the unconventional shoe went out of stock on the Adidas app and Yeezysupply.com.

The shoes costs Sh20,000. Those who snagged them are reselling them for Sh90,000.


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While many have a problem with the style of the shoes, sneaker enthusiasts still manage to grab up the shoes proving he is in this game to stay.

A fan @Kutilerie noted his influence in the show world saying

Kanye is truly the GOAT fr . They called the Yeezy slides and foam runners ugly  now everyone’s wearing them and every company’s trying to replicate them

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Viola Davis’ 2021 Golden Globes kitenge was the talk of fashion experts

 

The kitenge that actress Viola Davis wore has been described in glowing words by a international womens magazines.

The how to get away with murder actress was described as wearing a stunning multi-coloured, off-shoulder silk cotton African print gown designed by Los Angeles based designer Claude ‘Lavie’ Kameni.

For instance Womens wear magazine said that

“Viola attended the show in a multicolored, puff-sleeved gown made with African Ankara fabric, a wax print textile featuring vibrant batik-inspired patterns”.

Vogue magazine interviewed her stylist who said

“The multi-hyphenate star wanted a dress that “spoke to her specifically as a Black woman,” according to her stylist Elizabeth Stewart, so Davis and Stewart collaborated with Black designer Claude Kameni, the founder of Los Angeles-based brand Lavie By CK.”

 

Viola Davis got nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture (Drama) for her performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which also co-starred late Chadwick Boseman.

In the film, Davis stars as the legendary blues singer, also known as the Mother of the Blues, during a recording session of the titular song in 1920s Chicago.

Chadwick Boseman won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor – Motion Picture (Drama) posthumously.

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Upto Sh150,000! Terence Creative stunned by how much men pay to shave

 

How much Kenyan men are spending at the barbers is a real discussion we need to have. While some part with a hundred bob, others spend as much as 15,000 to shave. Yes you read that right, according to an Instagram chat Terence Creative had with men.

Through his Instagram stories, Terence asked men how much they use and he was blown away by the person who admitted they spend Sh150,000.  A hundred and fifty thousand? Wait is that a typing error? I hope so.

Recently Betty Kyallo opened her mens parlour and when asked how much it costs to shave, she indicated it costs 800 bob and people said it’s expensive. She was trolled for a bit. So what will people say about this?

To groom, Terence spends a hundred bob at a local and always shares why he does it at the mtaa.

Men confessed how much they pay and I must say as a woman I am envious. A hundred bob?

Here are the confessions:

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shave 2(1)

shave 3(1)

shave 4(1)

shave 5(1)

shave 6(1)

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List of colognes that women love on men and make our ovaries twerk

 

Gents if you are planning to remove someones daughters inner wear, then this is for you.

A curious Twitter user asked his female followers what colognes their man uses that ‘landed’ them.

@johnnjenga
Ladies, which men’s cologne makes your lungs collapse, your eyes pop and your knees melt. A brother needs help. Am planning to ‘murder’ someone

The help was quite forthcoming even from fellow men and below are some suggestions.
1. @Evaroge
1 Million Paco Rabanne and Bvlgari Man Wood Essence

2. @IamZav
Aqua di Gio absolu-Giorgio Armani

3. @Marge_Lorna
Encounter by Calvin Klein

4. @Ali_Manzu
One Million by Paco Rabane or Bulgari Aqua. But the tester, Utafatwa kichizi!

5. @Aalenga
Acqua di gio, Giorgio Armani.

6. @katumariam
Aqua di gio
Paco Rabanne XS
Jean Paul Gaultier

7. @chummz4
Try safari by Ralph Lauren

8. @nasrasword
Bleu de chanel… go murder

9. @TrophimusK
Try Ombre Leather, Tom Ford. Itakusaidia kumurder someone.

10. @PurityMutunga5
Polo black

11. @wambuisophie
King by Dolce.

12. @_640032_
Rasasi royale green

13. @KakiTender
Creed aventus melts my knees

14. @abdullahi_savo
Versace Dylan blue or Tomford ombre leather hii ni ya wafadhili unawakunywa nayo

15. @Toothle98943632
Dior Homme intense
Face savouring food

16. @nakoli_omwodo
Creed
Sauvage
Invictus….in that order….

17. @En_Lloyd
Please buy creeds aventus, it’s so expensive but its a panty remover works like magic

18. @krazygb
I can lend you some
She Came to Stay by Timothy Han, or some Bottega…

19. @njeshmunditoz
Jean Paul gaultier le Male

20. @AyshaAlBgf
Oud wood by Tom Ford smells like fornication
Tongue

21. @KuiWaNdegwa
Aqua Di Gio
Bvlgari
Invictus

22. @haizle_fay
Try Rhythm Intense, One man on Titanic or Issey Miyake

23. @Waru_Mopebbles
Not a man but scents men have worn around me and I couldn’t function

Tom Ford -Oud Wood
Tom Ford -Tuscan Leather
Dior- Homme intense
Guerlain- L’Homme ideal

 

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Sio fourth Street! The Sh1.2million wine Beyonce drank for Valentines day

The regular price for a bottle of wine from this maker is Sh8,000, but the one Beyonce had for Valentines is Sh1.2million.

wine beyYes, she is rich and it’s not a big deal.

Her fans are stunned and madly googling what it contains that makes it cost that much. We hit the webs to find out too just what it is and according to wine-searcher.com.

Masseto is one of the most famous Super Tuscan wines, made entirely from Merlot. It is made by Tenuta dell’Ornellaia and is known for its aromatic complexity, opulent fruit and tannic structure, and is consistently regarded as one of the top wines in the world with auction prices to match. It is classified as IGT Toscana.

After grape selections before and after de-stemming, Masseto’s fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The base wines are then aged in medium-toast French oak barrels for about a year, with barrels unsuitable for the final blend discarded. After blending, the wine is aged for another year.

Do you understand any of it? No? Neither do I, but just indulge the incredible moment.

Jay Z and Beyonce went out for dinner on Valentine’s Day in Santa Monica. Screenshots of the glamorous candlelit dinner at Santa Monica eatery Giorgio Baldi with red wine have gone viral.

bey and jay z vale

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Pictures of Ghanaian students wearing Kitenge uniform to make you smile

 

First let us be clear that this is not new uniform being worn by the students. It is just that people are re-sharing the images appreciating how nice they really look. The country introduced these uniforms back in the 90s.

We have put together pictures of the different vitenges worn by students. Have a hopeful Wednesday won’t you?

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@U_Debb
We’ve been wearing these since since. Is not a new phenomenon. Every Ghanaian Secondary School has an African fabric as part of their Uniform. Mostly worn on Fridays and as ceremonial dress.uniform 4

@AAwtlaw
Every secondary school in Ghana has locally made African prints as part of their uniform. And this has been there for years now.uniform 3

@AdumKofi
We have been using African fabric for school uniforms since Gold Coast precolonial era
Face with tears of joy
. Ok?unform 1

Dear Classic 105 fam, do you think the Ministry of Education could ever take such a bold move, ama cartels?

kitenge

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