Nigerian Man Elected Into U.S Public Office Wears Agbada Inauguration - Nicole Kaima's Blog


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Nigerian Man Elected Into U.S Public Office Wears Agbada Inauguration


A Nigerian-born US based politician identified as Will Jawando, who was elected into the Montgomery County Council in the United States, has proudly worn a West African traditional attire popularly called Agbada to his inauguration.

Will Jawando is an attorney, born to a Nigerian father and an American mother from Kansas. He wore an Agbada to his swearing-in ceremony in a bid to promote the African culture.

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

Here's what he said;

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

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“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 dialogue that I think it’s needed if we are to understand and respect our differences and move forward.”

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