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Here are African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022. When you’re dealing with natural black hair, braided hairstyles will always be your go-to. They are one of the most popular hairstyles for black women, all thanks to the fact they are protective and offer natural haired-women a chance to try different styles. With so many cool variations and techniques of achieving them, it’s hard to narrow down which black braided hairstyles are worth trying, which is why to want to help.

From box braids to cornrows, goddess braids and everything in between, no matter your hair type or length, there’s bound to be a black braided hairstyle, here, you’ll want to try next.

African interlaces are extremely lovely particularly when dealt with by an expert hairdresser. For you to shake your hairstyle with satisfaction and feel the excellence it brings, it is exhorted an expert handles your hair.

 

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African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Keep scrolling down to see the top braided hairstyles for black women to try now.

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Braided Bantu Knots

 

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If you’re a fan of Bantu knots, this braided take on them is all you need to inspire you to try something different. This is a cute style you can create when you’ve got box braids, cornrows or twists installed.

Side Braid

 

What’s not to love about side braids? They are perfect for any occasion and super easy to achieve with braiding hair extensions.

Wavy Knotless Braids

 

Have you heard of knotless braids? If not, let us tell you all about them! They’re a great alternative to box braids and cause less tension to the scalp, as they’re installed differently.

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Jumbo Twists

 

Are you crushing on these big twists too? Then, make sure to save this picture for your next hair appointment.

Long Braided Ponytail

 

This long ponytail braid is great for anyone looking to achieve that long, Rapunzel-esque look. To take this look to the next level, opt for some cute cornrows at the front, as this beauty has done.

Micro Braided Buns

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Though micro braids take the longest to achieve, once you’ve got them done, you’ll be able to try a multitude of styles, like these cute space buns.

Box Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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This popular protective box braid hairstyle is a fave among celebs who often wear theirs in various styles. Credit: @martiniquaisement

Twist Braids

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Looking for an alternative to braided styles? Get all the benefits of a braided protective hairstyle but with twists like this style queen. Credit: @chrissyford

Braided Bun

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From loose braids to cornrows, there’s no single way to rock a braided bun. So which style will you pick? Credit: @freshlengths

Double Dutch Braids

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Whether you’re hitting the gym or the beach, make these easy double Dutch braids your go-to look. Credit: @sbsb.fr

Beyoncé Braids

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Are you obsessed with Beyoncé as much as us? They why not recreate her iconic braided hairstyle for extra style stalker points. Credit: @beyonce

Kinky Braids

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With kinky braiding hair, you can get a stylish look that complements your natural hair texture and protects it, too. Credit: @symphanisoto

Two French Braids

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Can’t quite get the hang of Dutch braids? Go French instead. Credit: @jasmeannnn

High Bun

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Confession time: our love affair with the classic high bun still burns bright! And since Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry styled her braids into a slick high bun for an A-list event (combining it with dramatic lashes and a swipe of red lipstick), she proved just how chic this ‘do can be!

Chunky Braids

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The bigger the braid, the better the hairstyle! This middle-parted, chunky plait style is bound to get you noticed. Credit: @the_frohaven

Crochet Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Crochet braids are a technique used to attach extensions to your hair to help create a host of braided styles, or like above, let loose. Credit: @mibelle_beauty

Cornrow & Box Braids Combo

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This Instagrammer is having plenty of fun with her blonde braids. Teaming her cornrows with box braids is pretty fabulous alone but with her beaded tips, she takes this combination to the next level! Keep slaying, honey. Credit: @leveluphairstylez

Albaso Braids

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We’ve fallen head over heels with Jourdan Dunn’s intricate albaso braids. Credit: @jourdandunn

Pigtail Braids

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After a style that’s as cute as it is practical? These pigtail braids are utterly adorable and will keep your strands in check. Credit: @izabelag4

Double Dutch Curly Braids

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Getting the best of both worlds, this Instagrammer manages to show off her gorgeous curls with double Dutch braids, neatly secured at the nape of her neck. Credit: @braidsgang

Fishtail Braids

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Fishtail braids are a beautiful alternative to three strand braids so stash this braided hairstyle away for a special occasion. Credit: @kiitana

Cornrow Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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From intricately weaved designs to straight back styles, cornrows are a classic braided style for black women and can be worn as is or underneath wigs and weaves. Credit: @sheliselindo

Box Braid Space Buns

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Live your life in bright colours and bold outfits? Then you need to try box braids space buns! Credit: @hairrcastleby_cshami

Chunky Twists

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If you want a style that’s sure to get all eyes on you, try out the chunky twist look that’s so versatile and oh-so pretty!

Braided Updo

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The sky’s the limit when it comes to braided updos. From power ponytails to beautiful buns, which braided updo will you choose? Credit: @stylesbykrystalj

Braids for Short Hair

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Are you stuck for inspiration when it comes to braids for short hair? Then try this sophisticated braided bob, we promise you won’t regret it. Credit: @melviee

Dreadlocks

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Whether they’re real or faux, dreadlocks never fail to impress. Credit: @naturalbabepro

Crown Braids

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Make your hair your best accessory with a crown braid. Wear this hairstyle anywhere from a Christmas party to a summer festivalCredit: @kiitana

’90s Pony

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Not only are ponytails pretty much the easiest hairstyle ever, leaving a few pieces of hair hanging loose at the front like this Instagrammer will give you a major ’90s fashion edge. Credit: @samiahamps

Half-Up, Half Down

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Get the best of both worlds with a half-up, half-down braided hairstyle. Credit: @kersti.pitre

Two Dutch braid

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Why have one Dutch braid when you can have twice the fun with two? Credit: @black.lyst

Editor’s tip: Finish your braided look with the TRESemmé Botanique Air Dry Natural Hold Gel.

Arianna Braided Pony

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We like to think Ariana Grande has contributed as much to the hair industry as she has the music scene. While her endless array of fancy hairstyles are a constant source of updo inspiration, we think it’s this braided pony that steals the show. Credit: @the_braid_bar

Halo Braid

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A halo braid is all the rage with celebs and real girls alike and it’s the perfect boho look for any occasion. Credit: @reneebigtime

Dookie Braids

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Throw it back to the ’90s with these Rihanna-approved dookie braids. Credit: @kyrahsky

Feed-in Braids

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Give your hair the illusion of longer fuller braids by using the feed in braids method.

By attaching braiding hair extensions to your natural hair while weaving, you’re left with a more natural seamless finish. Credit: @braidedbytee

Jumbo Braids

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Stand out from the crowd with these stunning jumbo braid twists. If you’re looking for a stylish low maintenance hairstyle that protects your strands, you can’t go wrong with jumbo box braids. Credit: @annrdrz_17

Goddess Braid

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Be the goddess you know you are with this beautifully braided ponytail. Credit: @braidedbytee

Editor’s tip: Make styling your hair easy with the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm. Whether you’re creating your styles or need a touch-up while on the go, this is the handbag essential you’ve been missing.

Jumbo Box Braids

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Go bold or go home with these supersized jumbo box braids. From her platinum blonde braids to hair cuffs, there is nothing we don’t love about this babe’s braided style. Credit: @miriannjoh

Poetic Justice Braids

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Channel Janet Jackson vibes circa Poetic Justice with these small, thin braids. Credit: @nymcfly

Passion Twists

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When you marry Senegalese twists and goddess locs together, you get passion twists. They’re the perfect summer style! Credit: @braidsgang

Bob Braids

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Bob braids are the perfect look for the warmer summer months. Not only can do they look great worn down, but they still offer enough length to be worn in a host of creative updos. Credit: @khatbrim

Crochet Box Braids

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Looking for alternative ways to get box braids? Try using the crochet method instead to install your braids. Credit: @msnaturallymary

Crochet Braids Twists

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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These crochet twists are another example of the crocheting method in action. Credit: @rekaylacurls

Rope Braid

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Rope braids are a popular red carpet look but did you know they’re also one of the quickest (and easiest) DIY hairstyles around? Credit: @alysilverio

Rihanna Braids

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Thanks to Rihanna, ‘90s-inspired dookie braids are back for good. If you want to channel her vibes, you can’t go wrong with copying this chunky hairstyle. Credit: @rialfenty

Boho Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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The point of boho braids is for them to look undone and care-free, which is why they’re perfect for festival lovers. Credit: @lipstickncurls

Braided Half Bun

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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You’ve heard of the hun (AKA the half-up bun), now meet it’s plaited counterpart. This is one of the best braid hairstyles for naturalistas who want the effect of undone hair, yet you don’t want the hassle of maintaining it. Credit: @elainewelteroth

Red Ponytail Braid

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A hairstyle that needs no introduction. Credit: @braidmama

Senegalese Twists

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Woven with smooth, sleek-looking hair for a glossy look, Senegalese twists are a black girl’s favourite. Credit: @thakoolo

Curly Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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You can score the curls of your dreams by leaving your box braids undone like this. Credit: @nigerianbraidshair

Micro Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Like to wear your braids in lots of different hairstyles? Then you’ll love these micro braids which make styling a dream. Credit: @arnell.armon

Mohawk Braid

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Mohawk hairstyles are a popular choice for black women but if the idea of an undercut and quiff combo doesn’t do it for you, opt for this refined twisted style instead. Credit: @returning2natural

Albaso Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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This elegant braiding style allows you to protect your natural strands and show them off, too. Credit: @braidsgang

Curly Crochet Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Your secret weapon for envy-inducing curls? Curly crochet braids! Credit: @chimerenicole

Fulani Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Fulani braids are usually accessorised with beads to give a unique and beautiful look. Credit: @gsterl

 

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Single Braids

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Single braids (or individual braids) is another term used to describe box braids. Credit: @boxbraidsbr

Two Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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When you want a hairstyle that’s equal parts stylish and long-lasting, two braids are the way to go. Credit: @_braidsbychristina

Big Box Braids

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We love these oversized big box braids for an easy everyday style with a twist. Credit: @eucarinasoares

Kim Kardashian Braids (AKA Cornrows)

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Though they’re also known as boxer braids, they’re essentially cornrows and popular with the A-list crowd. Credit: @sarah_bisaro

Lemonade Braids

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Ever since Beyonce wore them in her Lemonade album videos, side-swept braids have become more coveted than ever. Credit: @freshlengths

Short Box Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Thought you couldn’t rock braids and get in on the short hair trend? Well, you definitely can and this stylish bob is all the proof you need. Credit: @its_jennj

Short Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Be the best-tressed in your girl gang with these cute bob-length twists. Credit: @poplaura.b

Tribal Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Tribal braids AKA Fulani braids are a popular choice for black women looking for formal hairstyles and more casual festival looks, too. Credit: @justineskye

Coloured Braids

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We’ve been seeing blue hair everywhere at the moment so these pastel braids are right on trend. Credit: @omglookkitty

Marley Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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For those who like a more natural look, Marley braids are made with a particular kind of hair that gives a more textured finish. Credit: @touchedbytrini

Triangle Braids

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If you’re loyal to your box braids but want to try something new, triangle braids are a fun way to shake things up and add extra detail. Credit: @slayedbymeliz

Festival Braids

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Heading off to a festival and want a killer hairstyle to complete your look? Get inspired by this Instagrammer’s purple ombre braids, which are giving off major Coachella vibes. Credit: @brialleringer

Medium Box Braids

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Not sure which braids to go for? Classic medium box braids are a great style for braids newbies that are guaranteed to suit everyone. Credit: @tach.j

Tree Braids

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Perhaps the most seamless of braids, tree braids are partially plaited to a certain point (with or without hair extensions) to create the ‘root’, while the rest of the hair is left loose and flowing like this. Credit: @brandiwynae

Yarn Braid

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As the name suggests, these braided styles are woven with yarn braiding hair, making them a great alternative for those who aren’t a fan of synthetic or real hair extensions. Credit: @stellas_out

Alicia Keys Braids

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From elegant Fulani braids to cool beaded cornrow styles, Alicia Keys never fails to show us how fun and versatile braided looks are.

Braided Topknot

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If you love braids and top knots, why not marry the two hairstyles together to get this cute look? Working in some hair jewels will earn you extra style points. Credit: @thechicnatural

Braided Wedding Hair

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Get the crowd talking on your big day with this gorgeous, doubled braided halo hairstyle. Credit: @stanlophotography

Ombre Box Braids

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Proving that ombre works brilliantly with box braids, this Instagram babe has given her dark hair a fun pink twist with her colour choice. Credit: @fatou_amina

Red Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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An all-over red is a great option for those who are looking to try something different. Credit: @braidingruby

Stitch Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/braidsbyjmarie

Stitch braids look like traditional cornrows but have a different graphic and linear finish. Unlike regular cornrows, this technique requires a pinky finger and nail to create the lines and a strong-hold gel to keep them in place. Credit: @braidsbyjmarie

Straight Crochet Braids

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If you’re after a classic hairstyle that won’t fail to impress, go for this glossy, straight crochet braid hairstyle. Credit: @kiitana

Unicorn Braid

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You don’t have to bleach your hair to get in on the unicorn hair trend; just get some coloured braiding extensions and weave them how you like. Credit: @rastafribraid

Fishbone Braid

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Gone are the days of boring cornrows! You can give them a fishy update by copying this impressive braiding pattern. Credit: @steph_odia

Long Box Braids

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Take a cue from this Instagrammer and embrace the Rapunzel hair trend. Credit: @chanairaskye

Elegant Side Tuck

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Prefer to go for a look with a more understated and sophisticated finish? Say no more. Opting for elegant plait hairstyles, like Eva Marcille’s chic side tuck, are the perfect way to take your braids from blah to beautiful in a matter of minutes!

Thick Box Braids

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The thicker and bigger the braids, the less time you’ll need to spend waiting for your dream look. Credit: @itsmyrayeraye

Triangle Box Braids

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Credit: Instagram.com/beautycreationsinsta

The triangle partings in this braided look take this half-up, half-down hairstyle to a whole new level. Credit: @beautycreationsinsta

Upside Down Braid

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Want to make your braided updo hairstyles feel new again? Weave them upside down, just like this beauty has done. Credit: @touchofheavenartistry

Pink Box Braids

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Excuse us while we swoon over these pink box braids. Credit: @magavilhas

Delicate Braided Headband

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We love this youthful twist (pun intended) on the uber-feminine halo braid. Not only is it perfect for just about any occasion, but it works a treat on almost all hair lengths and textures, too!

Polished Pompadour

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Give your mane a dose of the royal treatment by styling your plaits into pompadour bangs!

Halo Bun

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If ‘subtle’ isn’t your style, and you’re looking for braid ideas that will really turn heads, take inspiration from Glee star Amber Riley and her heavenly halo bun!

Crown Braid

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From Dianna Agron to Jennifer Lawrence, crown braids have been given the A-list seal of approval, so you will be in good company when following suit. Credit: @dr_kami

Ghana Braids

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Characterised by their beautifully thick appearance, Ghana braids use extensions to help create a fuller-looking finish and best of all, there are so many stylish options you can try. Credit: @futibraids

Blue Half-Up Bun

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
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Striking the perfect balance between cajzh and put together, the hun is a hair saviour for lazy girls the world over. Credit: @stylebymks

Half-Up With Small Braids

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Credit: Instagram.com/vanessa.padi

We love the way this model has swept her tiny box braids up off of her face with a half-up hairstyle, flattering her facial features while still making the most of her length. It’s basically the best of both worlds! Credit: @vanessa.padi

Braided Headband

African Hairstyles for Ladies you Should Try in 2022
Credit: Instagram.com/naturally_candace

Taking the front section of your small long box braids and plaiting them into a braided headband looks stunning, plus it adds detail to an otherwise simple style. Credit: @naturally_candace

High Ponytail

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Strike the perfect balance between sporty and stylish by working your braids into a high ponytail. While it’s true that it’s still one of the most foolproof ways to style your hair in a flash, stars like Teyonah Parris have elevated this style to VIP status by donning the look on the red carpet!

Side braid

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In a hurry and need a fashionable hairstyle? Look no further than this cute side braid. Credit: @fontsize4poetry

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AICC: Egyptian Grandmasters Dominate Tourney

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With just two rounds left to play, top Nigerian chess players have dropped out in the ranking at the on-going African Individual Chess Championship holding at the Orchid Hotel in Lekki, Lagos.

Although Nigerian players showed shade of genius in the battle field as the tournament reached its climax on Sunday night, the Egyptian who are higher rated players dominate play with Adly Ahmed (African number 2) and Woman Grandmaster Wafa Shahenda leading the pack of other players in both Open and Women sections.

Both have consolidated their lead in the competition, as every win counts to games 4 and 5.

WGM Wafa trounced her Angolan opponent, Woman International Master Esperanca Caxita, in a Sicilian opening with black mostly dominating the game right from the middle play.

The Egyptian WGM is all but a massive one point ahead of the pack leading into the final rounds starting this morning.

While the Egyptian masters are dominating play, credit also goes to some Nigerians raising their heads to be countedNigeria Youth Games product, Onoja Iyefu Joy continues to show resilience and determination to earn her first chess title and create a record while at it.

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She had on Saturday continued her fine run of form by scoring an entire point against Paulo Jemima to register the second position on the ranking table with 9 points. A win in the 7th round will help Joy secure a Woman International Master Title.

WIM (elect) Ofowino Toritsemuwa bettered her AICC Tunisia 2019 record, and she is bound to create a new one as she takes on WGM Wafa in the seventh round.

Toritsemuwa currently shares second place with her compatriot, Iyefu Onoja, both holding 4.5 points, hence making the 7th game point as crucial for the player.

In the Open section, 20-year-old Eyetonghan Denyefa Callistus is pulling his weight. He scored an outstanding 4.5 points after six games, but it is not about the score, somewhat the opponents; defeating 1 GM, 2 IMs, and three draws against two IMs and FM, the youngster will get his chance at GM Adly in the seventh round.

With a half point behind the tournament leader, African Number 1–GM AminBassem landed his second consecutive win after the drawn game with compatriot GM Ahmed Adly, demonstrating he still stands a chance to catch up and maybe win the tournament.

Bassem faces IM David Silva of Angola in the seventh round, who had to offer a draw to his opponent in the sixth round due to health issues. We hope he’s gotten his strength back for this crucial game.

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Don’t vote for ‘killers’ in 2023 elections – ex-President Jonathan urges Nigerian youths

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A former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerians not to elect “killers” in the 2023 general elections.

Mr Johnathan stated this on Sunday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State during a thanksgiving service to mark the 35th anniversary of the state.

Mr Johnathn and his wife, Patience, were the special guests of honour at the service which was also attended by the governor of his home state — Bayelsa — Douye Diri.

“In 2023, you must not make the mistake to vote killers. Those who carry knives, guns, and all kinds of gadgets to go and kill people because of politics, are the enemies of society.

“If you kill to become a leader, you will continue to kill to remain a leader and the people will continue to suffer.”

The former president said he has monitored the growth of Akwa Ibom, adding that he has been visiting the state at least once a year since he joined the defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission, now Niger Delta Development Commission, in 1994 as an assistant director.

While thanking the youth of the state for not vandalising infrastructure, the former president recalled how some people sabotaged his development efforts in the power sector by using arc saws to fell towers because they wanted Nigeria to remain in darkness.

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Mr Johnathan said the election of the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, should teach politicians a good lesson, especially those who doubted Mr Emmanuel’s ability to manage “human beings”.

Governor Emmanuel was an executive director at Zenith Bank before he was appointed Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government, a position he later resigned from to vie for the governorship of the state which he won in 2015.

Akwa Ibom is ‘strong national story’ – Gov Emmanuel

Earlier in his speech, Mr Emmanuel thanked the people of the state for their support and described this year’s state anniversary as his last as the state governor.

The governor said Akwa Ibom has become a state with a “strong national story and a sparkling destination of choice for Nigerians and others around the world”.

He appreciated the people for the choice of “Moving Forward,” as the theme of the celebrations but also reminded them that in “moving forward we have to also look back.”

He referenced Joseph, a Biblical figure who later became the Prime Minister of Egypt and added that the children of Israel suffered because of Joseph’s mistake.

“Joseph made a mistake in Egypt when he was about to go, he did not look at the issue of who succeeded him and that is why the children of Israel suffered.

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“If you are a God-sent man you must also learn. I’ve learnt from what Joseph did and today we went back to God and I want to appreciate all Akwa Ibomites because a man after God’s heart will come after another man after God’s heart,” Mr Emmanuel said.

He promised to complete before leaving office next year, the international worship centre that his administration is building in the state.

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Knocks, Kudos as Peter Obi promises 100m poor Nigerians ‘access to free medical care’

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Mixed reactions have trailed the promise by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, stating that his administration will prioritise the welfare of the poor Nigerians if elected.

Obi said youths would be the proponent of his agenda to transform the economy.

“If elected the next president of Nigeria, youths would be the main proponents of my main agenda to transform Nigeria from a consuming nation to a producing nation. The two main components of this agenda are human capital development and finance.”

Obi further said health and education are vital to the development of the country, promising to ensure “at least 100 million poor Nigerians have access to free medical care”.

“Given the role of health in reinforcing education in the measure of productivity, my leadership will pay serious attention to the health system by ensuring that at least 100 million poor Nigerians have access to free medical services through an integrated health insurance scheme.”

Obi’s promise which has gone viral, generated divergent reactions on social media platforms.

While some supporters of Obi believed the promise made by their candidate is possible, they argued in support that the country is buoyant enough to take care of citizens’ medical care.

Reacting, a Twitter user; @el_bonga posited: “Peter Obi governed Anambra State for 8 years and he couldn’t provide the state— probably less than 10 million— with free healthcare but he wants to give free medical care to 100 million Nigerians. Interestingly, under his watch, Doctors went on a 13-month strike in Anambra in 2013.”

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Favour Abdalla Destiny said: “The problem is not to vote; the problem is that they know how to promise and after election they will forget all.”

kingharzyz1 argued: “How is this possible? Can you even do free medical care for carcinoma patients alone? Aspirants need to start telling us “How”.

Another user @tha_niel said: “Affordable healthcare is different from free healthcare. Affordable is realistic because the beneficiaries wld contribute an amount. We cannot have a subsidised economy yet. Except when we begin to efficiently recognise all revenues and apply subsidies where it’s needed.”

Oluwashola @Sholexx_ said: “Health is very expensive. Even in the US, you can’t get free medical healthcare due to the cost. What you can get anywhere in the world is subsidised healthcare via health insurance. He should be realistic with his electoral promises.”

Defending Obi’s promise, @drpenking stated that: “Peter Obi said that 100m Nigerians will have access to free medical care and you people think it’s not possible. In Akwa Ibom State there has been free medical care for elderly, children and pregnant women. Our country is rich enough to do these things. Politicians just refuse it”

@urchilla01 said: “This is why I’ve always said that this election should be about antecedents. There’s nothing Peter Obi says he’ll do that he didn’t do as Governor. This is the famous “Anambra ANIDS card” with which students, disabled, & elderly accessed free health care in govt hospitals. ‘

“Under Peter Obi’s Government. When we say #GoAndVerify verify, it is because we fear not for what you will find. Our principal na talk & do. A comprehensive integrated health insurance scheme made this possible, just the same way he said he’ll do it.”

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ASUU: Seven months after, FG orders VC’s to reopen schools

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has been on strike for about seven months now.

The association is demanding from FG the funding of the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.

Others are the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.

Recall that the federal government went to court to challenge the action of the association. Last week the national industrial court through Polycarp Hamman, the judge in the NIC, granted the federal government’s application for an interlocutory injunction to restrain ASUU from continuing with the strike.

The outcome of the judgement was questioned by Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who stated that the national industrial court does not have jurisdiction to rule on the case between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

However, tired of the lingering strike the Federal Government through the National Universities Commission ordered vice-chancellors to re-open schools and allow students resume lectures.

In a letter disclosed to journalists on Monday, signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of the NUC, Sam Onazi, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, FG instructed all vice-chancellors; Pro-Chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities to re-open schools.

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“Ensure that ASUU members immediately resume/commence lectures; Restore the daily activities and routines of the various University campuses”, part of the letter read.

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