Safarau’s Dressing Style Evolution

Written by Abdullahi Malumfashi

Abdullahi Malumfashi is a writer, editor and translator. When he is not busy working on an article, he is probably laying somewhere reading one of the many unfinished books he started. He also loves sleeping.

July 18, 2022

Safeeya Yusuf, also known as Safara’u Kwana Casa’in A.K.A Safa, needs no introduction. She is an artist, entertainer, actress, and businesswoman. Nothing much has changed about the actress. Well, nothing except her dressing style.

Recently, Safara’u has preferred baggy shirts and clothes. Fans of the singer when she was an actress in the hit series Kwana Casa’in know this is not how she used to dress back then. The actress dressed in Atamfa and veils back then, but just like Nafisa Abdullahi’s dressing style has evolved over the years, the same for Safa.

So what influenced the transition?

The actress had been body-shamed for her ‘thin’ looks. One user on Instagram once commented on her video and likened her physique to ‘an umbrella.’

Safa had also been criticized for having just ‘one shirt,’ which she is seen wearing in many videos.

This, coupled with the actress being criticized for her nose ring and other ‘immoral dressing,’ necessitated the change.

Safa was also heavily criticized for hugging colleague Mr_442 in a viral video. She was wearing a baggy shirt too, then, of course.

Since her forced exit from the Kannywood industry, the actress had slowly transitioned from Abaya and Atamfa clothes to baggy English wear.

The dressing evolution became more pronounced in May 2022, when a quick check on her Instagram page revealed all baggy dressings. Even her birthday shoot on the 23rd of June, 2022, featured not-so-skinny clothes.

This might be a coping mechanism to escape body shaming and criticism of her dressing. Like how American popstar Billie Eilish wears baggy shirts so people won’t judge or sexualize her, Safaa appears to be doing the same.

How effective might that be? Only time will tell.

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