Based on special orders and demands, I have finally chosen a country for today- Uganda. I got several requests, some of which were very interesting but Uganda won, leading by three votes – me, myself and I *winks*.
So let’s begin with Facts:
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.
Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country. The official languages are English and Swahili,
And now to Fashion:
This is a typical Ugandan traditional attire for the ‘leidiz’ (pronounced as spelt..lol). it is called ‘Gomesi’ and I’m going to spice it up a bit by describing how it is worn.
The Gomesi is a floor-length, brightly colored cloth dress with a square neckline and short, puffed sleeves. The dress is tied with a sash placed below the waist over the hips. The Gomesi has two buttons on the left side of the neckline. Most Gomesi are made of silk, cotton, or linen fabric, with silk being the most expensive. A kikooyi or kanga is tied underneath the linen Gomesi to ensure that the fabric does not stick to the body. A well-made Gomesi can require up to six metres of cloth.
The men, ofcourse, are not left behind, theirs is called ‘Kanzu’:
Did I hear you laugh? Lol. You might have your opinion about it, it’s allowed. That’s what the comment box below is for. So feel free!
Now, today is Saturday, a typical day for a great wedding (at least in this part of the world). This is what the bride and her train would look like if you were in Uganda and attending a wedding: Voila!
I told you, myafrica.com.ng is here to take you round Africa. We would explore Africa so well that it would look as though you went to the actual country.
Ok, that’s a wrap for today. The next country is up to you, drop a comment and tell us which African country you would love to know more about.
Till the votes are up, see ya!