A Yoruba man adorns his head with a “fila gobi,” which he manipulates to a left, right, center, or upright angle. It is a mark of “‘rascality'” for a Yoruba man to tilt the fore-corner of his “fila gobi” to the left side of his head; or to just throw it backwards to his “ipako,” the rear of hi head. He becomes rambunctious with a sense of jovialty among his peers, who in turn joke around him, acknowledge him with his “oriki;” and if not, he goes about self-adulating himself, as in: “Emi ipata, emi ekun, emi ejo oka, oko Sikira, oloyan mejo.” It is flirtatious–as in telling women that you are available–“once a rascal, always a rascal.” The “fila,” tilted forward, or up-right, is called “fila onilegogoro, denoting power, importance, and/or political influence. The “fila,” tilted to the right of the fore-head, can be interpreted as * style you would see on a rascally; but less-rascally Yoruba man.
I applaud all the exhibits/display of fashion in the above article. Moreover, I would like to see other exhibits, such as: “Sokoto Kembe”: “O wo kembe re’bi ‘ja,” “Gbariye,” “Kaba,” “Simi” (Shimi), “Bante” etcetera in the line of “Yoruba Fashion.”