The photo of Nigerian Lady enjoying herself and dancing in the club surfaced online and Nigerians like Enzymes have been reacting to the trending picture !!!!
PLUS size women are generally socially frowned upon and openly shunned by people especially those in the fashion industry, modeling agencies and even in dating. In the African setting, obesity in women is endemic given that socio-cultural practices, carbohydrated tropical foods and other factors lead to it.
In many cases, the ‘fattening room culture’ practiced by people of Efik/Ibibio descent in Cross River/Akwa Ibom states for marriageable brides comes to bear; while the Igbo and Yoruba people see huge waist lines in women preferable for tying wrapper.
Besides, African women have the tendency to blow up after child birth and in some cases, acknowledged by some as evidence of healthy living. Over time, plus size ladies have come to be psychologically ostracized and become a social issue and subject of discourse among health and well-being experts, giving room to debates and seminars on how to change the perception about being plump.
Modeling agencies and fashion designers are not left out in this changing narrative redirecting the mind on how big beautiful and bold a plus size woman can be.
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