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7 Times SA celebs and influencers mastered Fulani braids

Not too long ago, Kim Kardashian West summoned someone from her glam team to braid her platinum blonde locks into cornrows. In true Kim K fashion, she showed off her braids on social media and credited her new hairstyle to 80’s film star Bo Derek,  who famously wore a similar hairstyle in the 1979 film 10. As a result, social media clapped back, reminding Mrs West that the origin of the hairstyle extends back to the Fulani tribe from the Sahel Region and West Africa.

Now that that’s been cleared up, let’s take a look at seven South African beauties that have been rocking Fulani braids long before KKW made it ‘a thing’!

Minnie Dlamini

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Photography: Instagram / @minniedlamini

Nomzamo Mbatha

Fulani braids celebrities SA
Photography: Instagram / @nomzamo_m

Kelly Khumalo

Fulani braids celebrities SA
Photography: Instagram / @kellykhumaloza

Lulama Wolf 

Photography: Instagram / @lulamawolf

Blue Mbombo

fulani braids celebs
Photography: Instagram / @blue_mbombo

Khanyi Mbau 

fulani braids
Photography: Instagram / @mbaureloaded

Nwabisa Ntlokwana

fulani braids
Photography: Instagram / @nwahh


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