Ciara has been in the spot light lately not only for her fabulous singing and dancing talent, but the back and forth articles detailing her status with rapper Future and child support issues.
Her recent attendance at the Met Gala 2019 saw the soul/rnb singer go viral with her Afro hair, but what many don’t know is her Afro puff look was actually amongst some of the most viral images surfacing the net.
Ciara has posted lots of pretty pictures with pony tails, long hair falling to the neck, and usually averaging between 200,000 to 600,000 likes. However, her Afro puff look topped them all, gaining her over 1million likes on her instagram.
Disproving the narative that the world appreciates African/black women more with straight hair and that they are somewhat more attactive with weaves and perms. As a matter of fact, we can bet you any money should would be twice as successful creating her art and videos with her natural curly hair with African styles. Was it not braids that set Beyonce viral some years back when she visited Cuba?
The nolstagia from the acknowledgement of this takes us back to the 1990s when weaves had dominated society to unbelievable levels. When Queen Latifah was no longer in fashion, and all we had was a young Lil Kim and other RnB singers. A song surfaced that hit America hard and made it’s way to Ghana topping the radio stations and house parties. Obviously before we had a strong afrobeat circuit. That was Lady of Rage feat Snoop Dogg with Afro Puffs. It seems Ciara just put Afro Puffs on the map on a major scale like Rage did back them.