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Himba Tribe culture teaches them to offer their wife to the guests

Africa: 21 August 2022: The Himba tribe, along with other tribes like the Benue people of the North Central parts of Nigeria, are known to practice the Okujepisa Omuka tradition. A tradition that involves a man giving his wife to his visitor for sexual entertainment and pleasure.As if these are not enough, the tribe lives in isolation and is wary of external contacts. The people work hard to ensure that their beliefs and culture is not contaminated in any form by outsiders.Though polygamy is not peculiar in Africa, it is practiced widely on the continent.However, not taking their bath is strange. Before you are taking aback, the reason why they don’t bath with water is because of the harsh climatic situation in their region. The Himba people lives in one of the most extreme environments; the harsh desert climate and the lack of potable water are the reasons why this tribe have difficulty getting a bath.
Since the taking of a bath is difficult, they make use of the red ochre on their skins and then make use of a daily smoke bath in order to maintain their hygiene.
A shouldering charcoal is dropped into a bowl filled with herbs and the smoke is allowed to ascend and the people bow over this smoking bowl and because of heat, the body perspires and helps in washing the body.
The people are friendly to strangers and visitors but will not allow any interference in their culture.

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