jumping horse, diamond, koso, twinkling star, and an endless list of other names coined by the women themselves.
The good news today is that every woman who wishes can now afford any of those Abada designs.
The cheaper versions of the jumping horses and cassava leaves of the Hollandaise, now sell for as little as between N2000 and N2500!
This is as against the Hollandaise which once sold for as expensive as N12, 000 and N14, 000.
Rather than have them strictly for wrappers as was the case before now, fashion trends have given them the best of styles in dresses, skirts and tops, pants, hats and even shoes! With this in vogue, that pride attached to wearing Abada died naturally.
You can hardly differentiate them, and importantly, no one is interested in the difference. I learned that some people have decided to ‘keep’ their Hollandaise to follow the flock of the alternative!