Cost of Ankara African Wax Fabric in Nigeria (2021)


African Wax Fabric – a non-woven fabric with colorful designs known as “Ankara” – is the most popular cotton fabric in West Africa. Nigerians are well-known for their fashion and style in this beautifully printed fabric.

Ankara is a favorite of Nigerian parties such as “Aso Ebi” (the same outfits worn by family and friends to mark events and support celebrities). Also, it is the best way to consider when it comes to matching clothes and accessories. Ankara is firm and gentle on the skin, lightweight, and easy to wear casually or in combination. You can wear it regardless of the season.

Is Ankara made in Nigeria? Some Ankara fabrics are made in Nigeria and other African countries such as Ghana. However, the origins of Ankara can be traced back to Europe and not to Africa as many people believe. Also known as the “Dutch wax print” allegedly produced by the Dutch, in the textile market in Indonesia.

How can you tell a fake Ankara?

Ankara is a colorful fabric with many patterns. It is firm and gentle on the skin, lightweight, and easy to wear casually or in combination. You can tell by looking at its texture.


The original fabric of Ankara is pure cotton and you can easily feel the soft, cotton-like texture. But if it sounds like rayon, silk, or nylon when touched, then it is probably deceptive.

Types of Ankara brands and their prices

Vlisco brand

Vlisco is the most popular Ankara brand in Nigeria.

Below are the types and prices per 6-yards:

    • Holland high-quality-  ₦9,000 – ₦11,500
    • Holland unisex lovely -₦5,500 – ₦6,000
    • Unique quality-          ₦5,000 – ₦8,000
    • Java hollandais vlisco print-₦6,000 – 9,500
    • Exclusive embellish-₦1,200 – 4,000
    • Vlisco holland multi-colour-₦15,000 -₦16,000
    • Vlisco Ankara-₦5,500 – ₦7,500
    • Limited edition Vlisco-₦6,000 – ₦7,000
    • Supreme Holland Vlisco gold-₦10,000 – ₦12,000
    • Special edition Vlisco Ankara-  ₦5,500 – 6,000
    • Holland Vlisco; ₦7,000 – ₦8,000
    • Dutch wax vlisco; ₦10,000 – ₦12,000
    • Big Vlisco-  ₦7,500 – ₦8,000

ABC wax print African Wax Fabric

These types of fabric have alphabet prints on them. Produced in Ghana.

Lengths of 6-yards- ₦6,500 – 7000.

Da Viva Ankara

This is a made-in-Nigeria Ankara fabric.

Below are the prices of lengths of  6-yards:

    • Da viva plain- ₦6,000 – ₦7,000
    • Da viva ultimate-₦ 8,000 – ₦10, 000
    • Da viva ultimate plain- ₦9,000 – ₦9,500
    • Da Viva expression-11,000 – ₦11,500
    • Da viva pattern fabric-₦8,200 – ₦9,200

Côte-d’ivoire exclusive wax

Côte-d’Ivoire exclusive wax – ₦9,000 – ₦13,000


Excellence Fabric

    • Fashion exclusive fabric-₦7,500
    • Top-notch-₦2,000 – ₦4,000
    • Excellence quality fabric-₦7,000 – ₦8,000
    • Excellence plain and pattern-₦5,000 – ₦6,000
    • Excellence dual pattern-₦7,000 – ₦8,000
    • Excellence plain and pattern-₦5,000 – ₦6,000
    • Excellence 100% cotton-₦6,500 – ₦7,000


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