Below are some images Sugabelly put up on FB a while ago that I'm reposting here with her graceful permission. While writing about Nigerian historical dramas, I thought the point I was trying to make there would go down better if everyone saw actual images of African women from the precolonial days. Not everyone (Africans included) has seen images of those who were here before us depicted in a positive manner.
A Few Images of Precolonial West African Women
African Hair Styles - Pre-Colonial Times