A Nigerian couple were dressed in traditional Isiagu on their church wedding. Isi-Agu literally means lion’s head in Igbo. It is a pullover tunic shirt (long or short-sleeved) made with the fabric with the lion’s head prints. It is also called ‘Chieftaincy’ as this attire was traditionally given to a man anytime he got a chieftaincy title. The attire is usually paired with a red fez hat or the Igbo leopard cap known as Okpu Agu in Igbo language. Menand Women wear them for events in Igbo speaking states like Ebonyi, Anambra, Imo, Enugu and abia
The isiagu wear is becoming increasingly popular as a statement among the Igbos of Africa and beyond. In okpeke.com we had reported how air peace crew wore isiagu to Dubai and how Catholic Bishop And Priests In UK wore Isi-Agu Igbo Attire During Mass
The bride, Ikejiofor Ella Amy shared photos from their wedding on Facebook with the caption;
“Thank you Lord for a successful celebration. I’m grateful.
Forever is not enough baby, YOU ARE MY ETERNAL ❤. #ODENIGBO2021 was a success. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT”