It has always been a thing of Generation to Generation that women have always loved to put on make -up so that they will look so beautiful or attractive. But in the case of the Wodaabe tribe, the reverse is the case. The men of the Wodaabe tribe spend hours doing their hair and makeup to impress the women or look attractive.
The Wodaabe tribe always celebrate their annual festival called “Gerewol” where their males compete to impress the wives of other men. The men are known to carry mirrors with them everywhere they go and to spend each morning fixing their appearance before even going to herd cattle.
They paint their faces with red clay, use eyeliners to make their eyes appear whiter, and wear a shade of lipstick that will make their teeth appear whiter. They also wear white ostrich feathers in their hair making them appear taller.
During the competition, three most beautiful women are chosen to be the judges as the men display through dance as they are moving in circles. While the wives of other men admire them and desire to make them second husbands. The tribe judges each male beauty when the teeth are pure white teeth, eyes and a good height.
The Wodaabe tribe welcome polygamous marriage and wife stealing is widely accepted.