‘Why not Isi Agu’ – Kanayo O. Kanayo defends Air Peace cabin crew uniform


Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo has defended Air Peace’s decision to adopt Igbo traditional attire, Isi Agu, as its cabin crew uniform for its London routes.

Saga Gist recalls that Air Peace cabin crew members donned Isi Agu during its inaugural direct flight from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to Gatwick Airport, London, on March 30.

The development has been trailed by mixed reactions, with some Nigerians saying the airline’s decision to adopt Igbo traditional attire for its cabin crew members showed a lack of patriotism.

Reacting, Kanayo berated the critics, insisting that the airline did right by adopting Igbo traditional attire.

In a video message shared via his Instagram page, Kanayo said: “I just watched a video of Barr. Allen Onyema, the CEO of Air Peace, explaining why the Isi Agu was adopted as their cabin crew uniform for the London route of Air Peace because somebody complained, ‘Why Isi Agu?’

“Why not Isi Agu? Should it have been a buba and iro or agbada and everyone would be happy? Anytime anything good comes to the Igbo, people bring in hate speech. We must stop this. It doesn’t get us anywhere. That is the identity adopted by Air Peace and it should be respected.

“Allen Onyema and his brother, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo, have done more for the airline industry than the Nigerian nation has done. They should be commended, not vilified.”

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