Henry with facial marks


Henry Ogunjimi

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Saturday, February 2 @ 1:55
by Henry Ogunjimi

Henry got his facial marks over three decades ago and doesn’t remember what it was like getting marked. It’s the 21st century and he now carries on his face with pride, part of the culture of the Yoruba people from Southwest Nigeria. Remembering vividly the teasing from schoolmates while growing up, he goes to Oyo town to find out what is left of this almost-extinct culture where tribal marks are put on the people either for identification, beautification or fortification.