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Nigerian Elected In The US Rocks ‘Agbada’ To Inauguration

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Nigerian Elected In The US Rocks ‘Agbada’ To Inauguration

Nigerian elected into public office in U.S. stands out as he rocks agbada to inauguration

Will Jawando, a Nigerian man elected into the Montgomery County Council in the United States, has proudly displayed a representation of his culture to the world.

The young politician wore a Nigerian attire popularly called agbada to his swearing-in ceremony in a bid to promote the African culture.

He is an attorney, born to a Nigerian father and an American mother from Kansas.

Will, in a video which was shared on Twitter by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), explained why he wore the African attire to his inauguration.

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He said: “We all come from different culture, it’s really important that we respect our differences even if those differences come in ways we don’t anticipate or even understand.”

“So by wearing this agbada, this traditional West African clothing in a public setting to take the public oath of office, it’s part of a bigger and public.



Nigerian Elected In The US Rocks ‘Agbada’ To Inauguration

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