The Amasunzu hairstyle of Rwanda represented different roles and stages in life of women and men. When warriors wore the style, it symbolized strength and bravery. Worn by women, it usually marked marital status and virginity. Young women wore it before they were married. After marriage, some women let their hair grow freely.
At the 2018 Oscars, ‘Black Panther’ star, Lupita Nyong’o was the talk of the town in the fashion circles after she rocked the traditional Rwandan hairstyle to the event.