“It’s A Reflection of Low Self-Esteem” — Taiwo Ajai-Lycett Criticizes Wig Trend

The quintessential actress and fervent feminist underscored the crucial role of women in society.

Timileyin Abdulsalam By Timileyin Abdulsalam - Entertainment Reporter
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Many are known to wear wigs to enhance their beauty, but veteran Nigerian actress Taiwo Ajai-Lycett has come out to criticize African women who opt for wigs to enhance their beauty.

Ajayi categorized this act as a manifestation of low self-esteem.

The actress, who is also a broadcaster and recipient of the National Honours Award, voiced her perspective during an intimate discussion with Potpourri at an event held in Lagos.

Ajai-Lycett contended that African women are endowed with the most versatile and beautiful hair among all races, allowing them to create a myriad of looks. She questioned the inclination of some African women to choose human hair from races with less naturally endowed hair, emphasizing the importance of embracing and appreciating the inherent beauty bestowed by their African roots.

According to her, the distinctive beauty of African women sets them apart globally, and resorting to wigs and foreign hair may indicate a lack of self-esteem.

The quintessential actress and fervent feminist further underscored the crucial role of women in society. She asserted that women, as the source of life and creation, play an indispensable part.

Ajai-Lycett offered advice, stating that for a life to be well-ordered and successful, individuals should treat women, including mothers, wives, and sisters, with kindness, respect, and compassion.

According to her, true happiness is attainable when the women in one’s life are content and valued.

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By Timileyin Abdulsalam Entertainment Reporter
Timileyin Abdulsalam, a journalist, and content writer based in Lagos, is versatile in crafting articles that cover a broad spectrum of topics, including entertainment, politics, social issues, technology, crime, and justice. His unique storytelling style is well-known among readers. Having graduated from the University of Ilorin, Timileyin also holds certifications in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, and a Professional Certificate in Media and Communication.