The advantages of Asoebi are numerous regardless of how frivolous you think they are. The truth is that as the world revolves, so does trends around it. It is true that in Naija, it has become a trend to have aso-ebi at ones wedding and that, the more expensive your aso-ebi, the more prestige your ceremony is awarded.
Aso-ebi (Family cloth) , simply defined, is the colourful materials often chosen by a celebrant, mostly brides and grooms for their guests as the attire they will wear to the event. Aso-ebi includes gele (head gear), and sometimes exact shoes and purses.
While some people are of the opinion that Aso-ebi is unnecessary, wasteful and totally uncalled for, I’ll give a few reasons why I think aso-ebi is really not a frivolity.