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History of Aso ebi

Aso ebi is a traditional Nigerian attire worn by family and friends of the couple at a traditional marriage ceremony. The term “aso ebi” means “cloth of the family,” and it is a way for the family and friends of the couple to show their support and unity.

The history of Aso ebi can be traced back to the pre-colonial era in Nigeria, where traditional weddings were a community affair. Families would come together to celebrate and contribute to the expenses of the wedding, and as a sign of unity, the family would choose a specific fabric and design for the wedding guests to wear. This practice was known as “Aso ebi” and it was a way for the guests to show their support and solidarity for the couple and their families.

During the colonial period, the tradition of Aso ebi continued but it was mostly limited to the elite class. However, after Nigeria gained independence in 1960, Aso ebi became more popular and was adopted by the middle class. Today, Aso ebi is a common practice in traditional Nigerian weddings and it is a way for the guests to show their support and solidarity for the couple and their families, and it also gives them a chance to showcase their fashion sense.

Aso ebi has evolved over the years, it is no longer limited to traditional Nigerian fabrics like Ankara, Aso-oke, or lace, it now includes modern fabrics and designs, it has also become a fashion trend in Nigeria and it is now worn on different occasions such as birthdays, naming ceremonies, and other traditional ceremonies.