Nollywood actor, Femi Branch has taken to social media to call out Ebuka Uchendu and his tailor/fashion designer Ugo Monye over the media personality’s outfit to BankyW’s wedding. According to the actor, the outfit is not an Agbada but a Kimono. Femi Brance, via Instagram,
shared the picture below and wrote;
THIS IS NOT AN AGBADA! Abeg o make una no vex o, as much as I am in love with this epic design that is obviously trending right now, as a Yoruba man, one of the few tribes to whom the Agbada traditionaly belongs, I want to ask…. Is this really an Agbada?! A Buba is different from a Dansiki which is also different from a dandogo or an olentelafa (long sleeved tunic that reaches the ankles) but they are all tops.
From what I know, an Agbada is never open in front. It can be any design, length or pattern but it’s never cut all the way open in front! This is more of a Kimono not an Agbada. Of a truth, the Agbada has metamorphosed grandly over the years but always kept it’s basic design which has come to become it’s sole identity.
WHAT WE SEE HERE IS NOT AN AGBADA! So plz @ugomonye.official what do we call this epic masterpiece of yours cos now we are all confused o!