“The beauty that radiates on the head is the most dignifying”. This simply describe the essence of cap in African Fashion dress sense. The head is looked upon as the king of the body. So, cap is meant to be a crown that sit on the head and it is usually bring out or add beauty to the head. In addition to beauty, it also add elegance to man’s appearance. So also touch of royalty.
It is so important that Royal Fathers, their Cabinets, Very Important People and less privilege hadly attend public function without Crown, Chieftancy or regular caps. It command so much respect for the wearer.
That is why traditional dresses is never complete without a cap on the head. No matter how well dressed a man is, without a cap the outlook is casual. Cap add formal appeal to descent traditional outfit. Not wearing a cap may warrant entry denial in a formal occassion.
The impotance of cap is well documented in Eddie Murphy’s epic movie “Coming To America”. In Zamunda Kingdom, cap is an important aspect of fashion statement in the classic movie. From the ruler to the lowly. They all wear caps even for both casual and occassion. This is typical of African Society in general. partic
ularly in predominant Sub -Sahara region.