Macho Men In Makeup: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Wodaabe

Written by Alexis Borochoff

Few indigenous tribes in Africa are as focused on beauty as the Wodaabe people, nomadic cattle herders and traders of the Sahel. Looking good is the norm for the Wodaabe, known as some of the most beautiful people in Africa. When a Wodaabe youth turns 15, he officially becomes a man and gets a cow and a communal celebration. Now begins the work of making himself more attractive to please women. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about the Wodaabe people.


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