Many times whenever i come across any lady who wears beads around her waist then i ask myself what is the meaning of the beads they put on around their waist, this has been bothering me for a very long time so I decided to do my finding to be sure what this actually mean and the best way to do this it to ask few ladies about this, so I went ahead to interrogate some girls and some of the response I got really surprised me.
I came to understand that some of those people wearing this beads around their waist are just naive and they don’t really know the actual meaning of what they are doing so they wear it because some celebrities wear it, one of them even said she wears it because one of her favorite actress in India film wore it so she love it and she decided to be wearing it too.
Another set of ladies believes wearing beads around the waist will help them shape the waist and hips properly.
However, according to Wikipedia and healthline.com, wearing beads around the waist is associated with most west African countries such as Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana.
Wearing beads around waist in Nigeria symbolizes femininity but in most cases it is found in the rural area and in traditional practices, these women wear this bids around the waist for spiritual cleansing, another good meaning of wearing beads around the waist is that people are are mostly confronted by evil spirit wear this to protect themselves from this spirit, the bead on its own side is enchanted to carry spiritual power stronger than that which is tormenting the host.
And finally, goddess are found wearing this bead as a sign of spiritual authorities in the traditional areas and some of these goddess have connection with the river spirit or mermaid.