Poet and social activist Ntsiki Mazwai has once again sparked major debate on social media with her “straight-talk” posts. The media personality struck a nerve when she started a debate about black women not feeling beautiful with their natural hair.
The poet expressed that women, black women in particular feel more beautiful when they have weaves on.
“Why are black women finding it so hard to admit that they lack confidence in their own hair…And wigs make them feel prettier?”
Why are black women finding it so hard to admit that they lack confidence in their own hair…. And wigs make them feel prettier?
— Ntsikizayiboni (@ntsikimazwai) September 14, 2020
There is no wisdom In encouraging black women to wear other races hair….. It's not by choice. It's indoctrination that taught them weaves.
— Ntsikizayiboni (@ntsikimazwai) September 15, 2020
Just hours later, she found herself on everyone’s lips on the social media streets, trending in the top three most talked about topics.
Ntsiki is not a huge fan of anything non-African and has always been an activist who uses her social media to preach her truth. She spoke about how she has always been ridiculed by other women who call her broke for not owning a weave.
“Black women used to say I’m broke cos I don’t wear a weave… Now they are saying natural hair is expensive. If you get told that you are ugly for long enough, you start to believe it”
Ntsiki also expressed that if black women feel that wigs enhance beauty then white people dressed as clowns must be really attractive.
“If wigs enhance your beauty then white people dressed as clowns must be really attractive.
She further added that wigs are like a drug once you put one, it’s hard to let them go.
“The weave ADDICTION is no different from a drug ADDICTION. Even a bride in full tradition will ruin the whole look with a weave sembi kengoku mtshakazi,” she added.
Her posts didn’t sit well with people as she later clarified her statement and informed people what her intentions are when it comes to social media saying “Twitter is my office.”
“I’m not on social media to post pics and brag… I’m here to stir dialogue. My Twitter account has ALWAYS been about spiritual WORK. Always. Twitter is my office where I use words to stir debate and dialogue in my community.”