Quintessential and ageless iconic actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett has taken a swipe at African women who wear wigs to augment their beauty, saying it is a sign of low self-esteem.
The indefatigable entertainer openly questioned why some African women opt for human hair from races with less abundant hair.
Speaking during an interview with Vanguard, the 82-year-old thespian opined that God has blessed African women with the best kind of hair of all races and wondered aloud why African women would rather go for human hair of less endowed races.
“We have been blessed with the best kind of hair that we can transform into any kind of look we desire. We have to love ourselves as Africans and appreciate our God-given beauty. Our Africanness is what stands us out among all the races of the world.
The African woman is beautiful in all ramifications. I believe women who go for wigs and human hair have low self-esteem. Their desire to look Western and foreign is a sign of low self-esteem,”
The unshaken actress and staunch feminist highlighted the pivotal role of women in society, emphasizing that they are the origin of life and creation. According to her, for orderliness, women must be acknowledged, respected, and treated with empathy. She advises:
“If you want your life to be in order and successful, be kind to the women in your life. It is when the women in your life are happy that you can truly be happy. By women, I mean your mother, your wife, your sister or as the case may be.”