Some people can’t stand anyone with dreadlocks. Some companies will not hire anyone with them, no matter how neat. And to other individuals, they couldn’t be more stylish. Society magazine’s Ivan Ngoboka went out to seek the public’s voice on the topic.
Dreadlocks are fancy. Anyone who likes being trendy shouldn’t hesitate to go for them.
Amos Matsiko, Local Muscian
If a friend or relative went for them, our relationship would instantly come to an end.
Dickson Karenzi, Bar owner
Dreadlocks are unique and the fact most celebrities especially footballers and musicians have them, makes them even more stylish.
Zack Muhiire, Marketeer
It’s clear that dreadlocks are a reserve for drug addicts and idlers so one would consider that kind of person unprofessional.
Grace Uwanziga, Beautician
Dreadlocks are a haven for dirt; they are a breeding place for dandruff and difficult to clean so why should someone with poor hygiene be considered professional?
Flavia Umutesi, Real estate dealer
As long as they are adults of sound mind, I wouldn’t mind their choice.
Dinah Uwitonze, Fashion designer
I don’t mind young people with dreadlocks, but it only becomes an issue when someone in their 50’s or so goes for them too.
Augastin Hakizimana, Fine Artist
It depends on where you live; in the west, they are tolerated, but for our case in Rwanda you will definitely become a centre of scorn.
Jackson Gasana, Money changer