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Cultural infringement or beauty


Feb. 09, 2020

The African tradition is made up of many arts, myths, culture, tribes as well as different religions. Some tribes also engage in the art of giving tribal marks to both children and adults.
​​​​​​It was found in recent research that it was a means of identification in the present-colonial era. To differentiate people from others during the war. In those days, most parents gave their children tribal marks around the age of 9years and sometimes around 24years. It was also given according to one's clan: either Kwara, Osun, Oyo and so on.
In the modern world we live in, it is said to be an infringement of the human rights of individuals as contained in the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria. It is now said to be a very archaic and outdated way of life in which must no longer be accepted by the people. It was discovered that the reason for the giving of tribal marks was no longer there as there is now the absence of slavery and war in Africa.
The skin of children are fragile and shouldn't be treated as such.
PS: Imagine you came home one evening after work and you see your 5year old daughter has been given tribal marks by your husband's mother, what would you do?
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