Today is indeed a sad day for me. My Yoruba neighbor have spoilt the face of their baby with tribal marks. This baby boy has been wailing since morning and there is no end in sight for this cry to stop. his face is bloodied and long horrible lines running through his face like he just returned from a sword fight 😭
I tried to intervene but my friends told me to stay away, that it's their tradition and custom.
I have been angry at my neighbor since morning. I don't even want to set my eyes on him. His wife has been crying too but shes helpless as i can see. She no get say for the matter at all.
My question is;
1. Is it still necessary for this kind of facial damage all in the name of tribal marks?
2. Can't they allow the child to decide if he or she needs the tribal mark when he grows up?
3. I could be wrong, but what is the original purpose of this tribal mark and should it be permanently discontinued?
Please lets discuss this well.
In short the boys face is looking like this now. 😢😡