By Ikenna Amadi
The whole conference hall was gulfed with classy beings as all eyes gazed at an eloquent speaker, who adorned a well fitted suit which exuded panache and bliss, as his well body glued his outfit. All eyes focused on him, largely because of his unique dress sense, and then came the bomb, a young lady was introduced to share the podium with this fashionista.
Her elegant steps betrayed her lewd outfit, her grace was in stark contrast of her evoking presence. Every step she took to the podium evoked murmurs from the seated guests, while I stayed in my corner, eyes popped open at this fashion terrorism being thrown at everyone.
I could feel the lustful eyes of some youths, scavenging her cleavages, which were in full glare, her short gown, which were slightly below her inner thighs, her gown so tightly fitted that it brought out all her contours, with her well-shaped buttocks, giving her backside a luscious shape.
Her gown was painfully too short!
I had to pinch myself to be sure that I was still in a networking business conference and not a hip-hop music video or a clubhouse. As the young lady continued her sexual terrorism on an audience that were sadly in a blissful rendition, my mind began to wander at how moral decadence has become a norm in our society today.
When the great Socrates prophesied that a time would come in the lives of humanity, when men would walk like gods, he was never projecting his mirrored thoughts on the future evolution of humans showing animalistic tendencies with their dressings. The world has evolved, gone are those days, when the coverage of the body was a fascinating sight, these days they are mere redundant and symbols of mockery as fashion has gone crazy.
The African society whose richness in morality has gradually turned into a mimetic history due to the imperialism of the western world, has seen the African norm, defaced with a luscious crudity redefined as fashion and Nigeria has been a pinnacle for this harvest of moral mishap.
The Nigerian society has been filled with so many dressings that has shown our misguided projection of the western way of life, stemming from outfits that reveal sensitive parts of our bodies and disfigured clothes which is in stark comparisons to what beings of insanity wear.
Our women folks have been the one of the major protagonists of this overwhelming insanity that has evaded the fashion world. Every single day, we see the female folks on an explosive craze for fashion. These days, the sight of skimpy dresses, cleavages in full glare and lustful outfits among women has become a general norm,
What baffles my sense, is the way in which this madness has been reared its ugly head in churches. These days, we see woman go to church with short skimpy skirts or gowns, tight clothes that exposes sensitive contours, cleavages plastering their images in our five senses, and one wonders, if this terrorism is aimed at the divinity of God.
The massive craze for body revelation among women as fashion is what has become a culture and its memes continues to exude worry. One wonders what has happened to the sanity of women as every single day, the continued luscious dressings of female celebrities doesn’t help matters at all.
The continued imperialism on every fabric of our society has made our female celebrities appear as sex idols with their sexual provocative outfits, which has been accepted by the society. It is looking crystal clear that if one does not reveal sensitive parts, her talent won’t sell. The height of sexual terrorism in fashion is always a highlight reel in premieres, award galas, social events, clubs or even weddings. It is a huge shame that the latter has turned into a safe haven to this barbaric culture. There have been cases where the bride has revealed so much with her wedding outfit in receptions that one begins to wonder if the matrimonial rites of honeymoon had already begun in full glare of the public. The bride’s cleavages showing is now an iconic malaise in weddings today.
One cannot exhaust the fashion malaise that has invaded our society today, as youths are the biggest culprits. There is no point, pointing out the dress sense of students in tertiary institutions today, because, they have turned our institutions into a charlatan of fashion sodomy.
Our men are not left out in this fashion mishap, as the reigning scissors cut jean is gradually an everyday sight. One wonders, when the drive for a maddened dress sense has suddenly become appealing to the eyes as there is no difference between a mad person who wears a tattered cloth and the irritating scissored jeans seen among guys and also females. Insanity is looking like a norm!
There is no point, pointing out the dress sense of students in tertiary institutions today, because, they have turned our institutions into a charlatan of fashion sodomy.
So many solutions have been postulated by people to eradicate this ill in the society, but one must affirm that the decadence is looking incurable with sophistication and immorality now looking like an enshrined constitution. With cultural imperialism shaping up daily, the fashion dung keeps generating more ills among our people. It is a regeneration process and sadly, we are now fashion mutants in these flawed memes.
So many solutions have been postulated by people to eradicate this ill in the society, but one must affirm that the decadence is looking incurable with sophistication and immorality now looking like an enshrined constitution.