haEven as the 8th congregation of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) meant to award Degrees and Diploma certificates to deserving students who have met both the University and academic requirements was on-going, a curious sight was unraveling.

Out of a total of Four Hundred and Sixty Four (464) students who completed both the Diploma and Degree programmes in Communication Studies, the female population of 310 wore interesting hair styles to the event on Saturday 15th November 2014.

It was obvious some of the ladies had come prepared to state their case and ‘boy’ did the wigs, weaves and extensions dominate. In the US hair business specially targeted at black women is a 9 million dollar business with some weaves costing as much as 5000 dollars with the burden of payment often falling on husbands, boyfriends and fathers though some independent women foot their own bill.

In the Ghanaian case weaves costing as much as 1,000 Ghana cedis are being worn by our ladies, while some prefer natural weave others opt for the synthetic.

Be they Brazilian, Peruvian, Indian or chocolate Ghanaian ladies have developed appetite in hiring ‘hair lawyers’ neglecting dreadlocks, corn roll, afro, ‘gari’, ‘anago’, ‘wobibiafe’ and ‘atsiwhiwhi’. Enjoy the following photos.

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