DREADLOCKS have been around since ancient times. Even today a lot of people are rocking the cool hairstyle, you might be surprised how well some famous celebs have pulled it off.
Hair styling was a beauty routine strictly regarded as a women’s activity but that has gone with the advent of civilization as men now pay attention and few extra quids to their hair to look just as good as if not better than the women in Nigerian entertainment scene. The same is applicable as male celebrities rock various fanciful hairstyles from braided hair to locks and the likes.
Dreadlocks are mostly famously attributed to the reggae stars but nowadays, reggae stars are not the only ones rocking the locked look. Plenty of celebrities have experimented with dreadlocks and many of them have made it a permanent hairstyle.
However, in the last few years some have switched styles by cutting off their locks and reverting to the more masculine low cut.
ENCOMIUM Weekly takes a look at male celebs who have their dreadlocks off and now wear new looks.
GBENRO AJIBADE – Tinsel star, Gbenro Ajibade who is married to his fellow Tinsel star, TV personality and actress, Osas Ighodaro cut off his dreads sometime in July 2015.
Speaking to ENCOMIUM Weekly, on why he cut his dreads, the Nollywood star said, “I cut my hair because of my wedding (white wedding). Truth be told, my wife was not in support of it at first but the fact is that it is a new phase for me. New beginnings, new everything and the perfect time to rebrand the look. So, I made it a surprise to everyone, even my family.”
UTI NWACHUKWU – OAP Uti Nwachukwu has ditched his signature dreadlocks for a new haircut. Former Big Brother housemate shaved his locks sometime in November 2015.
He posted the picture on Instagram. He said, “Anyone have an idea of a centre in Nigeria that I can donate my hair to? So, they can make a wig with it for a cancer patient.”
WIZKID – Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid is a Nigerian recording artist, song writer and performer. Nigeria’s one and only Starboy, has recently been wearing a new look since he locked his hair, it appears the identity did not last for long.
He announced he has taken it off on Instagram on Monday, January 12, captioning, “Back to my old way. Which Wizzy look do you guys prefer? Dreads or the old ways?”
P.R.E – PRE whose name is an acronym for Pretty Real and Entertaining. He is a talented artiste, and one that has what it takes to be around for a long time. The fast rising Bayelsa State born artiste, speaking on why he cut his dreadlocks which was widely known as his trade mark said, “I decided to cut off the dreadlocks because I want to appeal more to ladies. Women are very important in anything that you try to do. Fair enough, men are the bread winners of the house.”
CHARLES BILLION – Nollywood actor, Charles Pius Billion who got married to fast rising Nollywood actress, Mimi Orijekwe on July 18, 2013, rocked his dreads for sometime. He vowed not to cut it but due to the love he has for his wife, he decided to shave it off.
ADE BANTU – Nigerian German singer and MTN Project Fame judge, Adegoke Odukoya a.k.a Ade Bantu shaved his signature hairstyle, his dreadlock.
Ade Bantu announced why he decided to do this thus, “After 23 years on, I decided it was time to let go and move on. It wasn’t easy but the only constant thing in life is change and some-times we must embrace it fear-lessly.”
TIMAYA – Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa, Timaya has shaved his trademark dreadlocks. Timaya surprised everyone when he posted a picture of himself with his dreads cut off.
He tweeted, “Ma dread is offff…kai, I feel kooool.”
DAMMY KRANE – Popular Amin singer who had his dreadlock hairstyle for a couple of months decided to take it off. The artiste whose real name is Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel, had his new hair cut and shared a photo of himself on Instagram and captioned it, “Will mama feleela like this style.” #change #saibaba #hunttothenextone #AMB 2015.” He said he had his hair cut because Buhari won. “As I promised a fan that I will cut off my dreads if Saibaba wins the presidential election…#change.”
TERRY G – Artiste Terry G shaved off his dreadlocks after so many years of having them. He posted a photo with the caption, “I am free.”