WHERE BEAUTY REIGNS SUPREME AMONG THE ‘PEOPLE OF THE TABOO’

Where beauty reigns supreme among the ‘people of the taboo’

by
Trevor Cole

The Wodaabe tribe are nomadic pastoralists of the Sahel region in Africa. Their migratory journeys cover the expanse of northern Africa, where they travel with their cattle and families across the arid regions of Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic. They are a small, isolated branch of the Fulani ethnic group and are considered by neighbouring tribes as wild, uncivilised people, labelled as Mbororo, or ‘cattle Fulani’ – those who dwell in cattle camps…