A young Nigerian bride, Chioma Inyang, who went viral for wearing an Ankara wedding gown in February has finally spoken on her decision.
In a recent interview with BBC News Africa, the young lady who is also a fashion designer explained the reason behind her choice of wearing an Ankara wedding gown.
According to Chioma, some people said that she opted for Ankara fabric because she did not have money to make or purchase a real wedding gown. However, she quickly turned down this claim and said it was not the reason for her choice.
She explained that people had refused to acknowledge their African roots and that she already made up her mind to use an African fabric on her big day.
The lady further explained that she was very impressed at the outcome of her choice as she marveled at how beautiful she looked in the dress.
The new bride also added that her husband was fine with her choice and that even if he wasn’t, she would have convinced him otherwise.
Chioma also added that her mother was skeptical about her choice of an Ankara wedding dress and even said that the Catholic Church would frown at it. However, when she eventually saw the dress, she was impressed.
The young lady said the dress cost about N140,000 and she advised fellow brides to do whatever makes them happy on their wedding day.
Recall that while some people appreciated the beauty of Chioma’s choice of an Ankara wedding dress, others also commended the uniqueness of the idea.