Labelling children with tribal marks without consent evil – Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa, a media celebrity, has vehemently opposed the age-old practice of using tribal marks for identification, describing it as a form of torture to youngsters without their consent.

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Makinwa confirmed this in a series of postings on her X account on Sunday. The media figure recounted her recent interaction with an influencer who had tribal marks, triggering her thoughts on the long-standing tradition.

She wrote, “Today I saw a beautiful influencer with tribal marks and it made me think about the cruelty that culture brought upon us. Marking a child without his/her consent as a means of identification is Evil, I know our parents didn’t know any better but damnnnn!!!!”

In her subsequent posts, she highlighted that even though she admires the beauty of people with tribal marks, her concern centres around the absence of consent when marking children for identification.

“Thank God it’s abolished now. My grandma had tribal marks too.

“Some on her face and her arms, I wonder what life was like when she was younger walking around with it, though I’m sure a lot of people around her had the same but thank God it’s cancelled now,” she continued.

Following heavy backlash from some X users, Makinwa explained in another post, that her disapproval was due to the lack of consent involved and not the beauty of the marks.

“It’s not the beauty or lack of but the lack of consent. But yeah, I’ve seen a couple of beautiful people with tribal marks,” she explained

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