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Precious Kofi // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Mar 2, 2010

Precious first appeared on BGLH in November 2009 when I (re-posted (from FroChic) a piece on famous South African naturals. I was intrigued by Precious’ amazing fro so I asked her to come back on BGLH to talk about it.

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Are you a native South African?
P:
I was born in South Africa but my family tree also connects us to Ghana.

Have you always been natural?
P:
I started going natural at 16 mainly because I’m allergic to relaxer hair products and I unfortunately do not have the patience for extensions whether braids or weaves. I don’t like having to deal with fake hair.

A few months you were included in a piece I posted on famous South African naturals. How did you get into acting?
P:
It’s always strange answering this question because I feel as if I’m still trying to get into acting. The only way I know how to get in is to continue doing auditions. I’m currently shooting the second season of a South African comedy series called 4Play.

From your perspective, how is natural hair viewed by South African actresses versus American actresses?
P:
In South Africa having natural hair is quite a norm while as a viewer I feel that in America actresses are encouraged to put extensions in their hair.

In your head shots I’ve noticed that your hair is always beautiful and very unique. Do you style your own hair?
P:
I often do my hair myself but make use of a stylist when attending important events. Like everybody else I like to believe that I’m unique, hence the constant hairstyle changes. My hair shows the world that I’m carefree and flexible. It’s also helped me to indulge in my impulsive nature.

What would you like to see in South African in terms of natural hair care?
P:
I’d like to see a natural hair care line that is not just a marketing scheme but one that actually works for our hair.

Do you have any ‘hair idols’?
P:
Erykah Badu! Her wigs, her own natural hair. She’s just insane and I love that.

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Ambi
Ambi
10 years ago

I want that skirt in the first pic and I’m loving that Grace Jones look in the last pic.lol. She’s super fly!

Shones
10 years ago

Once — just once — I want to go to work in cube city with Grace Jones hair and make-up. Precious, you are fierce, girl.

stratosphere
stratosphere
10 years ago

She is gorgeous!! Thanks for the post.

krnenea
krnenea
10 years ago

Precious! You are SO beautiful!!! I love your hairstyles and cannot wait until my hair is long enough to copy yours!

What is the name of the necklace that you are wearing in the last photo?! I’ve searched the internet for one like it and could not find it. Is there a website that I could go to to purchase jewelry like this?

Thank you!

Sindi
Sindi
9 years ago
Reply to  krnenea

It’s a traditional necklace worn by Ndebele women . Ndebele is one of the tribes that form part of the Nguni Nation in South Africa. Just google Ndebele women and you’ll see them wearing the same necklace Preciouse Kofi is wearing.

Lilian
9 years ago
Reply to  Sindi

It’s great to read something that’s both enjoyable and provides pragamtidsc solutions.

qytgejo
9 years ago
Reply to  Sindi

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Amma Mama
Amma Mama
10 years ago

She is just too pretty! She was my FAV from that Nov post. I’m Ghanaian and I have never heard of Kofi being someone’s last name, pretty different 🙂 GO GHANA! and South Africa!..lol

Milo
3 years ago
Reply to  Amma Mama

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of her Ghanaian ancestry.

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
10 years ago

Precious, if you read this, was your hair blow dried in the first 2 pics?

vonnie
10 years ago

she is so gorgeous! loving the grace jones inspired photo 😀 and the pic with the updo/mohawk, SOOO elegant! Love the top/dress and the hair n makeup. What a pretty girl 😀

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bambixx2
bambixx2
10 years ago

she is adorable

Kweenie
Kweenie
10 years ago

Love it. She’s gorgeous!

Christy Hyman
Christy Hyman
10 years ago

A lovely woman with lovely hair. Great post!

LBell
LBell
10 years ago

Oh em gee (ell oh ell)…I need to know how she gets that BAA looking so great!

Apartmentlife
Apartmentlife
10 years ago

Oh wow, I remember her and her lovely hair in the show Life is Wild!

Matlhodi
10 years ago

Precious girl, you are just gorgeous. Your hairstyles are out of this world. I really love how you rocked it on Precious Africa & how you’re keeping at it on 4play. Lovely. Keep representing all naturals in Africa. You are it girl!!

Tania
Tania
10 years ago

She’s so cute! And her hair is fly 🙂

Ivy Tyeshembi
Ivy Tyeshembi
10 years ago

I love you Nwabisa so much Mchwaaaaaa

dobs
9 years ago

So cute I love it!

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

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Michael
Michael
5 years ago

Precious Kofi I love her ?

OAZIE
OAZIE
5 years ago

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Milo
3 years ago

Yay! Precious. Her hair is short now and she lives in the states, but she’s still a G.

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