13 Wigs From Old Nollywood That Are Just Fabulously Insane


August 6, 2019

Those who know me are aware of the fact that I’m obsessed with movie wigs. I had a Twitter meltdown after the trailer for Aquaman was released and I saw Mera and Atlanna’s wigs. Famke Janssen’s lace front being hella visible throughout the entirety of X-Men: The Last Stand stressed me TF out. And it’s only a matter of time before I get thrown out of the cinema for screaming at the screen during every Halle Berry movie.

When it comes to old school Nollywood, I tend to give them a pass because there wasn’t much they could do with a ₦50,000 budget and a movie production time of three days. So I just watch and laugh my ass off.

Here are 13 of the wildest ones I’ve seen recently. Shoutout to @nolly.babes and @yungnollywood on Instagram.

1) This frizzy wig.

I can’t explain why but it makes perfect sense that Patience Ozokwor would be caught wearing a Bride of Frankenstein-inspired wig. Just add stripes of white dye at both sides and the look is complete.

2) This blonde wig

Clarion Chukwurah (much like fellow actress and style icon, Eucharia Anunuobi) has always been adventurous when it comes to fashion, so I knew she’d definitely be on this list. The wig’s stiffness, coupled with the fact that I can see her real edges made this even more delicious.

3) This brunette mess.

“Excuse me, ma’am? Mufasa and Simba called. They want their manes back.”

4) This platinum wig.

Regina Askia stole this wig from the set of the X-Men movies and you can’t tell me otherwise.

5) This Daenerys-inspired wig.

Enough said.

6) This snake hair wig.

I’m so sad because I know they had to behead Medusa to make this wig.

7) What even is this?

The perfect representation of “classy in the front, garbage fire at the back.”

8) The spiky wig.

Middle-aged women in the civil service took this wig and ran with it. They still haven’t given it back.

9) This (probably dead) moderately-sized forest animal moonlighting as a wig.

I keep expecting the wig to squeak and jump off her head.

10) This wool wig.

She came ALL the way through serving Raggedy Ann realness and you know what? She served hard. I have no choice but to stan.

11) THIS WIG!

Me: (In Michelle Obama’s voice): “Hey queen! Girl, you have done it again. Constantly raising the bar for us all, and doing it flawlessly. I’d say I’m surprised but…”

12) Whatever the hell this is on Emeka Enyiocha’s head.

The wig looks like a tangled mass of fat shoelaces and I’m so confused.

13) This braided bob wig with FRINGE.

Leave it to Eucharia (and Clarion Chukwurah) to make the bold fashion statement no one else will. QUEENS OF STYLE.

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