Body marking has been used for centuries in parts of Africa to indicate a person’s tribal heritage.
In Nigeria, tribal marks are lacerations made on the face practised by parts of the Yoruba and the Hausa tribe.
Nevertheless, the custom is becoming less common and many who bear tribal marks often face stigma in today’s society.
Adetutu Alabi bears tribal marks…She is now campaigning to stop the marking of children, acceptance for those who already have them and pursuing modelling ambition…
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